Discover thousands of used estate cars for sale.
Loved by families, professionals, and people with pets, estate cars are truly versatile. They offer plenty of practicality without compromising on comfort, making them a great option for all occasions.
But beyond everyday convenience, there's something about their sleek profiles that continues to captivate drivers of all styles and generations.
And with endless models to explore, ranging from high-end luxury to cost-effective, you'll find a car that suits your needs in no time!
Our estate car round-up:
- Great for long-distance driving
- Spacious interior
- Family-friendly features
- Clever storage solutions
- Limited off-road capability
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Don't fancy driving up and down the country to find your next car? We hear you.
As a great multi-purpose option, used estate cars are widely available. This means that you won't have any trouble finding one that's in good condition and meets all your requirements.
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Is an estate car the right fit for you?
If you're looking for a car that offers a lot of luggage space but you aren't a fan of SUVs, you've already answered the question.
With quite literally bags of room, the estate car can fit anything from the food shop and family dog to space-hogging pushchairs and the weekend's camping gear. But with this type of vehicle, a spacious interior doesn't equal a bulky exterior. After all, an everyday car needs to offer the ultimate balance between cargo capacity and ease of driving.
Thanks to its agile handling and compact design, you can navigate the school run or daily commute without a hiccup. They also offer relatively good fuel economy, being lighter and more aerodynamic than a hatchback or saloon car type.
In short, the estate car is for the everyday.
So, whether you have a jam-packed family life, work in the centre of town, or are constantly on the go, look no further!
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What exactly is an estate car?
It can be tricky to settle on a specific vehicle type. There's a whole range of factors to consider, and don't all cars just look the same anyway?
For many first-time buyers, the car market can feel a bit like a maze. Even for the more experienced drivers amongst you, choosing your next car can be quite the task. We're here to make things a lot clearer.
Let's start with estate cars:
Estate cars tend to be medium to large in size, featuring an elongated body. As the close cousin of both the hatchback and saloon in design, passengers and furry friends sit low to the ground. However, the extended boot space makes transporting hefty items much easier.
Estate cars - a super quick buying guide
Does it prioritise style over storage?
Remember, just because it's an estate car, that doesn't mean there'll always be room to carry everything plus the kitchen sink. There are a variety of models out there, with some focusing more on style in recent years.
Yes, looks are important. But if you're opting for an estate, functionality should be at the top of the checklist.
Which estate model has the largest boot space?
The Skoda Superb estate boasts the biggest boot of the bunch, with an impressive 660 litres of space. For those seeking maximum convenience and storage availability, this may just be the one for you.
In comparison, the Mini Clubman estate offers a more compact boot, with a capacity of around 360 litres. This means that space will be more of a premium.
Before making a purchase, consider what you might need to use your boot for.
Are estate cars the best choice for families?
Family life can be hectic. With school bags, booster seats, and the 20 teddies that 'had to come for the ride', you need a car that is both spacious and economical.
With this in mind, we can see why estates are seen as the ideal family car. Plus, they tend to be more affordable to buy than most SUV body types. This allows you to be more flexible with your budget.
Are estate cars easy to park?
Don't let the long body length put you off - estate cars aren't as hard to park as you might think!
Although they won't be able to slot smoothly into super-tight parking spaces, their manoeuvrability and high level of visibility make life much easier. Many also come with driver-assist technologies, helping to make even the most nervous of parkers feel confident.
However, if you have less driving experience and are still getting used to the road, a more compact car may be a better choice.
We match hundreds of drivers with pre-loved vehicles every day, so you're sure to find something that suits.
Popular estate cars - discover unmissable brands at affordable prices
Ford Focus Estate
Offering a winning combination of safety, reliability, and efficient engine options, Ford does the estate car well. A true all-rounder, the Focus Estate caters to a variety of needs and is enjoyable to drive.
Explore our lineup of used Ford Focus Estates today.
If you're after a mid-size estate car with a decent boot, there are few better options than the Octavia. With an array of tech features as standard and plenty of passenger space, you're certainly getting great value for money.
Explore our lineup of used Skoda Octavia cars today.
For those who have the budget for a higher-end model, you can't go wrong with the iconic E-Class. Yet again, this German manufacturer has produced a car that is both sophisticated in style and impressive on the road. Oh, and there's plenty of space for all your belongings.
Explore our lineup of Mercedes-Benz E-Class models today.