Peugeot 308 SW - Best estate cars 2017
The 308 SW has a classy interior and leads the way for outright boot space in the compact class
Put simply, the 308 SW has the biggest boot in its class, and dwarfs some from the class above. That on its own would make it a top-class estate car, but Peugeot's hard work has been concentrated elsewhere, too.
Sharing a platform with the standard 308 helps, and the 308 SW retains that car's easy character and comfy ride. It also carries over the excellent engine range, including the PureTech petrols - you might even consider choosing one over a diesel, a rarity in this class, although the BlueHDi diesel units are fantastic, too.
The Peugeot 308 SW has a minimalist interior and dash design, with most functions relegated to the central touchscreen. It's an arrangement that works pretty well - though sometimes you hanker for some physical air-conditioning controls. Dividing opinion too is the odd arrangement of high-set dials and shrunken steering wheel. Peugeot say it gives a sportier feel - many say they simply can't see them. Take a test drive before you buy to find out!
Superb fuel economy, decent quality and a fast-improving reputation for reliability and dealer service rounds off the 308 SW's impressive list of pros, and makes it well worth considering.