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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Rivals

The Volkswagen Passat Estate is a well-equipped load-lugger and, with a good record of reliability, impressive residuals and more gadgets than ever it’s sure to be a favourite with buyers. Looks can be deceivingWhile the Passat in its saloon variant looks a little bland, the estate is sharper and the elegant styling disguises its size thanks to the... read more

PROS

  • One of the largest boots in its class
  • Good residuals
  • Sharper looks than saloon

CONS

  • Not as fun to drive as a Mondeo estate
  • Servicing may cost more than rivals

Hyundai i40 Tourer

4 out of 5 4.0

Offering buyers stacks of standard kit and low-running costs at a bargain price might work in the small car market, but going up against the likes of the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia is a completely different challenge altogether. The estate car market is a lucrative area, due to all the company car drivers, and this is where Hyundai hopes its... read more

PROS

  • Low-emitting diesel engines
  • Five-year warranty as standard
  • Better looking than rivals
  • Huge amount of space

CONS

  • Rear visibility is a little awkward
  • Busy interior finish

Honda Accord Tourer (08-15)

3.5 out of 5 3.5

It may not look that different from the previous model, but this Honda Accord Tourer is an all-new car, with a fresh interior and upgraded engines. The diesel engines are particularly impressive with the 2.2-litre i-DTEC one of the best diesel engines around, not only in the Honda range, but also compared to its rivals. Unfortunately, there isn’t... read more

PROS

  • Sporty looks
  • High quality premium feel interior
  • Good to drive
  • Exceptional diesel engine

CONS

  • Not as practical as previous Accord Tourer
  • Limited engine line-up
  • Less than impressive rear legroom

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