What's the best family estate or SUV for £7000?

Can you help with advice on a family car - preferably an estate or SUV for around £7k? Safety and reliability are more important than gadgets.

Asked on 4 February 2020 by David Waters

Answered by Andrew Brady
A Skoda Octavia estate would be a sensible choice. Go for the 1.4 TSI petrol engine rather than a diesel, unless you cover lots of miles. Also consider a Toyota Avensis (which ought to be very reliable) or, if you'd prefer an SUV, a Honda CR-V.
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