The market speaks loudly, and there's no question as to what it's saying - SUVs and crossovers are the order of the month. But are they always right for you? Consider the downsides of an SUV - higher running costs than the equivalent hatchback, often ungainly looks, higher purchase price and the stigma of driving a Chelsea tractor.
Then consider an equivalent estate car. These long-roofed beauties offer all the practicality of their SUV cousins but with very few of the downsides. In fact, for almost everybody, an estate car is the better choice.
We've rounded up ten of the best on the market, from all sectors ranging from sub-£10k supermini-based wagons to the biggest and most luxurious models out there.