Cars aren’t all about the commute. They are family haulers, moving vans, bike and surfboard transporters and shopping trolley all rolled into one.
So, if you need to transport stuff as well as people, you’re going to want a car with a big boot.
Whether that’s an estate or SUV is up to you. We include both vehicle types in this list! The list includes:
That list includes:
Citroën C5 Aircross
The Citroën C5 Aircross is a great looking SUV. It brings typical French style with Citroën’s willingness to be daring into a serious, but fun family hauler.
The design is soft and round but utterly modern. Inside, the cabin is spacious, has excellent visibility, lots of passenger space and delivers very comfortable seating. All for a very sensible price.
Boot space starts at 580 litres with seats up and 1,630 litres with them folded.
Peugeot 508 SW
The Peugeot 508 SW is the estate version of the show stopping 508 saloon. It has the same design and interior build quality, along with 530 litres of storage in the back or 1,780 with seats down.
The Peugeot 508 SW has an amazing design with frameless front grille, LED running lights, unique alloy wheels and a lovely profile.
The interior can include leather, digital instruments and lots of technology. There are few more handsome cars on the road right now!
The Skoda Karoq sits between the Kamiq and Kodiak in the ‘KQ’ line of SUVs. It’s a great option if the VW is too boring and other options too expensive.
It doesn’t quite have the same character as the Peugeot’s though.
Build quality is great, interior space is generous and there’s enough technology to keep everyone happy. It’s also a nice place to spend time, which makes a difference.
Boot space starts at 588 litres increasing to 1,810 with seats folded.
The Peugeot 3008 is an SUV and comes with a similar design as the 508. An angular, modern design with superb proportions, lots of panels detailing, a sinuously curved bonnet and rolling roofline.
Inside, you have the ride height and visibility you need along with lots of passenger space and storage, digital instruments and more options than you could shake a stick at.
With up to 520 litres of storage with the seats up and 1,482 with them down, storage isn’t an issue.
The Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV that has undergone a raft of changes since its introduction. The new model looks better than ever, with an angular design, modern lighting and great visibility.
The interior has been upgraded too, with higher quality materials, better finishing, lots of technology and acres of passenger space.
Prices have increased too, so it isn’t all good news!
Boot space starts at 660 litres up to 2,011 litres with seats down.
The Audi Q5 is the German manufacturer’s middle child. Larger than the Q3 and smaller than the Q7 and just right. It’s also a great looking SUV, with rounded features and an attractive profile.
The Audi Q5 provides a sumptuous interior with comfortable seating, a silky smooth drive and some very capable engines. You do pay the Audi premium for that though.
Boot space starts at 550 litres up to 1,550 litres with seats folded down.
Any list of cars with big boots has to include the Volvo V60. It’s one of the most famous estate cars in the world and for good reason. It’s big, comfortable, safe and stuffed full of technology.
Volvos are very comfortable places to spend time and the V60 is no different. It’s cheaper and easier to park than the V90 but has all the space the average family will need.
All wrapped up in a very safe package.
Boot space starts at 529 litres, expanding to 1,441 with seats down.
Mercedes E-Class Estate
The Mercedes E-Class Estate is one of the most luxurious estate cars you can drive with the style and substance you deserve.
It’s an expensive car to buy new but offers the latest technology and superb comfort.
After the redesign in 2020, the E-Class looks better than ever. Luxurious cabin, lots of leather, plenty of adjustability and every new technological innovation you can find in a car.
Boot space starts at an impressive 640 litres, increasing to 1,820 with seats down.
The Volkswagen Touareg is VW’s largest SUV. Despite the size, it’s actually very easy to live with and to manoeuvre around town.
It’s also very, very spacious with great visibility all around and typical Volkswagen build quality.
You do pay for that privilege, but in return you’ll get a very composed drive with enough space for all the family.
Boot space starts at 615 litres and stops at 1,800 litres with seats down.
Cars that deliver on storage
We purposely featured cars from across the industry, covering all price points.
Overall, we think the Peugeot 508 SW is our pick of the litter. That design is awesome and, combined with boot space and a lovely interior, offers amazing value for money.
You won’t be sorry if you buy any of these though!