The Most Reliable Estate Cars For 2019!
Estate cars are hugely popular amongst families, particularly because they combine saloon-like-comfort with van-like load capability. There are many reliable estate cars to choose from in 2019, but which one is right for you?
Why you should pick an estate car?
Here are some reasons why an estate could be the ideal choice;
- Boot space. Estates offer additional height so fitting in larger items will never be a problem.
- Boot accessibility. Most estates have a completely flat boot, making it easier to get things in and out. And because it’s lower to the ground you can slide things in, instead of lifting them.
- Lifestyle. Your lifestyle can play a big factor in your decision to go for an estate. For example, with estates it’s easier to carry more than one child’s bike in the boot of an estate car. The same applies for carrying a load of equipment for work, or anything to do with leisure or travel.
- 4x4 and MPV alternative. Estates are a good alternative to a 4x4 or an MPV. If you have a large family to transport around but don’t fancy the looks of a 4x4 or MPV, then estate delivers from both a design and practicality perspective. And what’s more is estates usually provide a better fuel economy and have lower running costs than 4x4’s and MPV’s.
Which are the most reliable estates in 2019?
If you want to discover all the benefits an estate has to offer you and your family, below are the most reliable estates starting with the most affordable, all estates have a strong NCAP safety rating, too…
Leasing prices £100-£200 per month
Ford Focus Estate
In typical Ford fashion, the Ford Focus Estate is great to drive, has low running costs and a lot of technology. The Focus Estate has a respectable 608-litres which can be expanded to 1,653-litres when the seats are lowered. its sharp handling helps the Focus Estate turn around certain corners at ease. High-spec models use Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system with sat-nav, voice control and smartphone mirroring all through the 8-inch touchscreen. Entry level models only get a 6.5-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation.
- Insurance group: 8-34 depending on model
- Fuel efficiency: 39mpg-79mpg (combined) depending on model
- Standard features: Height adjustable head rests, 16" design steel wheels, Isofix child seat protection
Skoda Octavia Estate
The Superb Estate embodies everything that you’re looking for in an estate car; it’s enormously practical, has a very comfortable ride and is great value for money. The vehicle easily accommodates adults in each of its seats - whether you’re in front, back or middle – and offers a 660 litre boot space. The interior is simply designed and well built and comes packed with a lot of technology including a standard 8.0-inch Amundsen infotainment system that sits proudly on top of the dashboard.
- Insurance group: 14-29 depending on model
- Fuel efficiency: 53mpg - 55mpg (combined) depending on model
- Standard features: Alloy wheels, Isofix child seat anchor points, steering wheel reach adjustment, traction control
Leasing prices £200-£300 per month
BMW 3 Series Touring Estate
The new 3 Series Touring has a tempting mixture of quality, class, practicality and an enjoyable driving experience. The inside features lush-feeling materials and really slick switches that make the cabin feel extra special. As for practicality, Its boot measures at 500-litres with the rear seats up and 1,500-litres with the seats folded down. The 3 Series Touring is also not short of standard equipment and has a strong Euro NCAP crash-safety rating, too.
- Insurance group: Not available
- Fuel efficiency: Petrol up to 48.7mpg (combined) depending on model. Diesel up to 65.7mpg.
- Standard features: 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, three-zone climate control and a six-speaker, 100W stereo system.
The V60 has a boot capacity of 529-litres, which is more than plenty. There’s lots of hooks and hidden storage areas, which adds even more to the V60’s practicality. Volvo has also built the new V60 estate with safety being a top priority. The V60’s City Safety System comes as standard and alerts the driver of oncoming vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. It tells you when to apply soft braking based on distance and rates the chances of an accident occurring.
- Insurance group: 24-31 depending on model
- Fuel efficiency: 38.7mpg - 55.4mpg (Combined) depending on model
- Standard features: Lane keeping aid, alloy wheels, 12" driver display, leather-faced upholstery
Audi A6 Avant
The Audi A6 Avant is a spacious, luxurious and very high-tech estate car. The A6 Avant looks stunning from the inside and gets the same high-quality dashboard from the A7. There are twin 8-inch+ touchscreens in the middle of the dashboard – the top one controls the sat-nav and media functions, while the bottom one is for the temperature and seat features – which makes the cockpit look very futuristic. It’s hugely practical thanks to the amount of interior space. Both front seat and back seat passengers have enough room to stretch out and get comfortable. Boot space is just as generous, with 565-litres of space.
- Insurance group: 30-46 depending on model
- Fuel efficiency: 57.6-60.1mpg (combined) depending on model
- Standard features: MMI Navigation with dual touchscreens, LED front and rear lights, rear-view camera
Leasing prices £300-£400 per month
BMW 5 Series Touring Estate
The BMW 5 Series Touring Estate is a great option for those looking to lease a family car. it combines outstanding driving characteristics with precise handling, has plenty of exciting new technology and unique functionality. Another plus is the excellent range of petrol and diesel options BMW offers, with the 181bhp 520i Touring and the 335bhp 540i Touring. A few models also come with the option of BMW’s xDrive four-wheel-drive system, for improved handling in poor conditions. There’s plenty of space both up front and in back and a 570-litre boot space to carry just about everything you need.
- Insurance group: 30-41 depending on model
- Fuel efficiency: 35 - 60 mpg (combined) depending on model
- Standard features: Alloy wheels, electric passenger seats, heated seats, cruise control, isofix child seat anchor points
jaguar XF Sportsbrake
The Jaguar XF Sportsbrake is new to the estate car class – and is perhaps one of the most attractive, too. Outside, the Jaguar XF has a slopping roofline which makes it look more like a sporty coupe. Thankfully, this doesn’t take away from the boot space inside. There’s a very generous boot space of 565-litres with all the seats up, which increases to 1,700-litres when they’re lowered. Above all, it’s good to drive and has exceptional handling.
- Insurance group: 25-43 depending on model
- Fuel efficiency: Petrol up to 41.5mpg (combined). Diesel up to 62.8mpg.
- Standard features: Driver seat memory function, 8 way manual adjustable front seats with electric recline, 4 way electric lumbar support, DAB Radio (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
Other estate car options
Despite not making the list above, there are many other estate cars for buyers to choose from. There is the affordable Dacia Logan, and the more high-end Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate. In the middle of the price spectrum are models like the VW Golf Estate and Ford Mondeo Estate.
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