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The REV Test: Small estate cars

While it seems like everyone wants to be driving an SUV these days, the humble estate car still definitely has its place on UK roads. For starters, it's perfect for camping, as this week's REV Test shows.

Words by: First published: 6th July 2018
Carry on camping, with three small estate cars. Which is the best out of the Peugeot 308 SW, Skoda Octavia Estate, and Volkswagen Golf Estate?

People might be all over SUVs right now, but there’s definitely still a place for the humble estate. Racing driver Vicki Butler-Henderson, Millennial motoring journo Rachael Hogg, and mum Erin Baker (REV!) are testing three of the UK's most popular, based on how people search for them at Auto Trader.

They're looking at how easily they can fit into your lifestyle, covering practicality, connectivity, and ride and handling.

The ladies also give camping a go, with rather mixed success.
Find out why we're doing all this, and what The REV Test is all about.

Watch our first REV test on small sports cars featuring the Mazda MX-5, Fiat 124 Spider, and Audi TT.

Watch our second REV test on hybrids, featuring the Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, and Audi’s first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron.

Watch our third REV test on small hatchbacks, featuring the UK's biggest selling car ever, the Ford Fiesta; a serious contender for the Fiesta crown, the Seat Ibiza; and the Vauxhall Corsa, which will be getting an upgrade next year.

Watch our fourth REV test on small SUVs, featuring the stylish and practical Hyundai Tucson, immensely popular Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar, which is the sister car to the Qashqai.

Watch our fifth REV test on sports cars featuring the muscly Ford Mustang, the potent Porsche Boxster and amazing BMW M4.

Watch our sixth REV test featuring super practical seven-seaters: the great to drive Ford S-Max MPV, stylish Peugeot 5008 SUV, and huge and practical Citroen Grand C4 Picasso/SpaceTourer.

Watch our seventh REV test on luxury SUVs. It’s the turn of the high quality and tech-filled Audi Q5, the well-rounded Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the sleek and sexy Range Rover Velar.

Watch our eighth REV test on budget SUVs, featuring the Jeep Renegade, with its proper off-road ability, the value for money Dacia Duster, and the stylish Suzuki Vitara S.

Watch our ninth REV test on electric cars, featuring the sporty BMW i3, the quirky Kia Soul EV and the sensible Renault Zoe.

Our tenth REV test features hot hatches (and a hot estate!). It's the turn of the granddaddy of the hot hatches, the Golf GTI, the lairy Honda Civic Type R, and sensible-looking (but definitely not sensible) Seat Leon Cupra ST.

REV takes a look at three luxury SUVs. It’s the turn of the high quality and tech-filled Audi Q5, the well-rounded Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the sleek and sexy Range Rover Velar.