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Estate cars with the biggest boots of 2024

If you’re buying an estate then this is probably the main reason — boot space. After all, what good is an estate if it’s not practical? Here, then, are the best estate cars with big boots…

Skoda Superb Estate (2019-2023)

1. Skoda Superb Estate (660 litres)

9/10
Skoda Superb Estate (2019-2023) review
Battery range up to 44 miles
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (2020-2023)

2. Mercedes E-Class Estate (640 litres)

8/10
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (2020-2023) review
Skoda Octavia Estate

3. Skoda Octavia Estate (640 litres)

9/10
Skoda Octavia Estate review
Battery range up to 46 miles

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Ford Focus Estate

4. Ford Focus Estate (608 litres)

7/10
Ford Focus Estate review
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports

5. Toyota Corolla Touring Sports (598 litres)

8/10
Toyota Corolla Touring Sports review
BMW 5 Series Touring

6. BMW 5 Series Touring (570 litres)

9/10
BMW 5 Series Touring review
Battery range up to 29 miles
Audi A6 Avant

7. Audi A6 Avant (565 litres)

7/10
Audi A6 Avant review
Citroen C5 X
2024
Comfortable Cruiser Award
Highly Commended

8. Citroen C5 X (545 litres)

9/10
Citroen C5 X review
Volvo V60

9. Volvo V60 (529 litres)

8/10
Volvo V60 review
Battery range up to 31 miles
BMW 3 Series Touring

10. BMW 3 Series Touring (500 litres)

9/10
BMW 3 Series Touring review

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How long’s that piece of string again? It will depend on the car, of course, but in general most estates will allow you to pack in at least two big and two small suitcases with the rear seats in place; or two-to-three sets of golf clubs; or one large baby buggy plus some squashy bags. Bigger cars, such as the Skoda Superb Estate and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate will do better than that — Mercedes even claims that the E-Class will hold a full-size washing machine without folding down the back seats. 

Easy — The Skoda Superb Estate. It’ll take 660 litres of whatever you need to carry up to the luggage cover, and if you fold down the back seats, you’ve got 1,690 litres of space to play with. IKEA won’t know what hit it…

All of them do — there’s not an estate car currently on sale that doesn’t have folding rear seats, but there is nuance. Not all rear seats will fold entirely flat, and if you’re loading really big, heavy items that can be a deal-breaker. Equally, all estate cars have seats that split and fold, allowing you to carry large items and at least one rear seat passenger, but the best ones have seats that split into three, rather than two, sections which gives you maximum possible versatility. If practicality is high on your list of priorities, make sure you try before you buy.