Despite most of the world embracing the crossover, there is still plenty of room for the good old estate. Estates look like a car, drive like a car and feel like a car. All while being able to transport people or luggage to far flung places. There is still life in the estate yet!
That’s especially true when the same effort and innovation going into SUVs and other types is still being poured into the estate car.
There really is no compromise when you can have it all!
If you’re in the market for an estate car but don’t know what to buy, we can help.
Rather than list the German and Swedish options, we’re offering a wider, less predictable viewpoint. Estate cars from other manufacturers that deliver the same practicality and driving experience without the premium price!
The contenders are:
The MG 5 is one of only two EV estate cars currently available. It has a decent design with plenty of interior space and a practicality that’s genuinely hard to fault.
All for a very competitive price.
The MG 5 EV has a range of 250 miles, a boot size of 464 litres and space for four to sit in comfort. The interior is pretty good, with some nice soft touch materials, great visibility and comfortable seating.
If you want to carry the family or need the space while also going green, the MG 5 is the obvious choice!
The new Dacia Jogger is definitely worth checking out if you like to grab a bargain.
This is another excellent model from the Romanian manufacturer that manages to deliver a lot of car for not a lot of money.
The Dacia Jogger has a single petrol engine option, a frugal 1.0-litre and a cavernous 599 litre boot. With 7 full seats and all that space, it’s a hard option to ignore.
That’s especially true when you can include all your favourite tech like satellite navigation and parking sensors into a package that really shouldn’t be this cheap!
Dacia Logan MCV
The Dacia Logan MCV is a more established model from the manufacturer. It continues the theme of offering a lot of car for not a lot of money. In fact, we would defy anyone to find a new estate of this calibre any cheaper.
The Logan has a couple of small and frugal engines that deliver decent power for their size. It also has a large 573 litre boot, which should be enough for most requirements.
The Logan is a no frills estate car but still delivers quality. Everything is put together well, there are no annoying creaks or rattles and everything just works.
Peugeot 308 SW
The Peugeot 308 SW is a smaller estate car option for those who need the interior space but don’t want to drive a cruise ship around town.
The design is smooth, with Peugeot’s excellent eye for detail. It’s good to look at, comfortable to be in and has a 660 litre boot. The engines aren’t bad either!
Overall, the Peugeot 308 SW is an excellent option. It’s smart inside and out, well put-together and fugal. All things families look for in a new estate car.
Peugeot 508 SW
The Peugeot 508 SW is a larger estate car designed to deliver family convenience with the ability to be used for work too.
It uses a great design, with a masculine front end, smooth panels and a very nice shape from front to rear.
It’s definitely one of the better estate designs!
The Peugeot 508 SW has a 512 litre boot, which isn’t showstopping, but combined with a very smooth set of engines and a refined interior and overall experience, it’s well worth checking out.
Renault Megane Sport Tourer
The Renault Megane Sport Tourer has all the design flair and ownership benefits of the Megane, with enough boot space for almost any use.
The design is modern and reflects the Megane well. That distinctive low front end, angled lighting, modest panel detailing and sloping roofline all look the part here, without losing anything to the estate configuration.
A pair of decent engines keep things moving while the 580 litre boot should be enough for even the most demanding family.
The Subaru Outback is the most aptly named estate car there is. If you imagine the car anyone living in the outback drives, it’s something like this.
Four wheel drive, excellent engines and bulletproof reliability all come as standard. Admittedly, the Subaru Outback probably isn’t on most people’s must-buy lists, but it really should be.
It’s good looking, practical, has that boxer petrol engine and permanent four wheel drive. Add the 599 litre boot space and you have all the estate car you could possibly need.
Best Estate Cars in 2022
As you can see, there are plenty of estate car options that don’t come from Germany or Sweden.
This range may offer something a little different but certainly won’t leave you wanting.
Each has plenty of boot space with seats up or down and offers the practicality you need without compromising on quality or comfort.
What more could you need?
Contact us today to book a viewing or test drive a new or quality used Dacia, MG, Peugeot, Renault or Subaru at Budgen Motors in Telford and Shrewsbury.