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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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Mazda 6 Estate (08-12)

4 out of 5 4.0

Mazda is banking on attractive styling, greater refinement and increased practicality to give the latest version of its family estate added appeal. In its new guise, the load-carrying version of the popular Mazda6 model mixes sporty lines with premium trim, yet also provides more load space. As an added convenience, it comes with a novel tonneau... read more

PROS

Stylish looks for an estate, practical interior, premium feel, large boot area

CONS

Some cheap feeling interior plastics, firm ride

Ford Mondeo Estate (07-14)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Ford Mondeo Estate's reputation as one of the best load-lugging cars continues with the 2007 model, only now it is even more capable. Elegant styling disguises even greater carrying capacity than before, while the quality feel of the interior has been improved substantially with top-grade materials and soft-touch plastics. Despite the increase... read more

PROS

  • Enormous boot space
  • Neat styling
  • Roomy cabin
  • Great to drive
  • Low emission ECOnetic version

CONS

  • Sheer size can make it daunting to park
  • Confusing trim levels

The estate version of the reliable Passat offers modest improvements in carrying capacity over its predecessor but brings with it the better quality and a more involving driving experience introduced by the Passat saloon. A roomier, more comfortable interior and handsome styling make the Passat estate a desirable large family car, while there are... read more

PROS

Upmarket image, decent load carrier, excellent build quality, comfortable on the move

CONS

Other estates carry more, new price premium over larger alternatives

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