5. Volvo V60
One of the safest estate cars on the market, the Volvo V60 clocks in with the second biggest boot on the list.
At a sizeable 648L, you'll be able to fit at least eight carry-on suitcases with absolute ease. What's more, unlike most of its rivals, the Volvo V60 doesn't compromise on boot space when it comes to the plug-in hybrid version - making it an attractive prospect for company car owners, as a PHEV vehicle attracts much lower rates of business-in-kind tax.
It makes for an excellent family car - the weekly shop will fit nicely into the wide boot, and there's plenty of space for the mountains of stuff children need on a day-to-day basis, including a buggy, toys, and a hefty rucksack or two.
The interior is traditionally Volvo good - the materials and build quality are fantastic, the 9-inch infotainment system is crisp and easy to use, and there's a good array of cabin storage for all your bits and bobs. The interior is spacious and, with plenty of space in the front, there's no danger of having to battle elbows.
Though you might run into some issues if you try and pack three burly rugby players onto the back seats.
And while the V60 - though a good size estate - is not as big as its sibling the Volvo V90, its smaller stature makes it as practical and comfortable nipping round town on an errand run as it is sprinting down the motorway on long weekend jaunts.