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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

4.2 out of 5 4.2

Even the briefest of glances in the direction of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack confirms that this is the familiar Audi A6 Allroad, Volvo V90 Cross Country and, of course, VW Passat Alltrack recipe writ small. Being more compact, the Golf Estate-based Alltrack will be more cost-effective to run, but it operates in a niche with little competition,... read more

PROS

  • Rugged looks
  • Spacious loadbay
  • Practical touches
  • Impressive quality

CONS

  • Restricted engine range
  • Expensive to buy
  • More green-laner than off-roader

SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE (14-18)

4.4 out of 5 4.4

Take one look at any estate car brochure and you’ll soon realise just how active manufacturers like to think their customers are – the kind of people who cycle up a mountain every Saturday morning and go white water rafting on a Sunday. The SEAT Leon X-Perience is one of those cars that fits the bill for this kind of lifestyle, at least according... read more

PROS

  • Sharp yet rugged styling
  • Decent to drive
  • Spacious, practical interior
  • Well-equipped

CONS

  • Limited choice in engines and trims
  • Leon ST could make more sense for most
  • Expensive top-spec models
  • Some will find interior dull

So subtle is the transition from the standard car that at first glance you might not realise that the Volvo V60 Cross Country is a new version of the Swedish brand’s compact estate range. READ: 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country revealed Unlike the changes between the larger Volvo V70 and its chunkier XC70 sibling, the V60 Cross Country is visually... read more

PROS

  • Chunky looks
  • Four-wheel drive option
  • Economical diesel

CONS

  • Limited appeal
  • No petrol option

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