The Hyundai Estate manages to do what so many other estate cars cannot - it actually looks and drives like a car with modern tight lines and the i40 just gets on with it in its own quiet way.
In the inside, Hyundai have managed to create a comfortable and spacious area with more than enough kit to go round plus a largish boot with over 550 litres of space which transforms into over 1,700 litres of space with the seats down.
The 1.7 CRDi diesel engine has more than enough poke as well and only emits just over 120g/CO2 so the Hyundai i40 can also be considered as a work vehicle that doubles at the weekend as a family estate where tax from benefit in kind is not overly punishing. Worth mentioning is the excellent 7-speed gearbox where you can choose between a fully automatic set up or use the steering wheel paddles to change gear manually.
The i40 performs very well when it comes to safety and includes a huge range of optional and standard kit such as electronic stability, traction control, high beam assist, 9 airbags and a road sign reader for good measure.
Couple Hyundai’s 5 year unlimited mileage warranty with Hippo’s zero deposit deals and you are onto a winner with the Hyundai i40 Tourer estate.
Audi RS4 Avant Lease Deals
If you looked just at the stats for the RS4 Avant then you would be unlikely to guess that it was an estate car. The 2.9 Litre V6 engine is jaw-droppingly good with 444 brake horsepower, torque to burn and a 0-62 mile per hour time of only 4.1 seconds - how’s that for an estate car!
The standard features are world-beating with Quattro 4 wheel drive, 19” alloys, Nappa leather seats that are so comfortable they are almost decadent and an infotainment and communications system which is superb.
One of the best things about the Audi RS4 Avant is having the knowledge that you can pootle around with the family and the dog but when you are alone you can let the beast off its leash - addictive!
Think of a luxury estate and you may well have a picture of the Mercedes Benz C Class Estate in your head. The C Class estate has been leading the way (along with its bigger sibling the E Class estate) for so long now that it has almost become the default luxury estate.
The C Class estate benefits from many of the advancements made to the frankly insanely good S Class Mercedes so set aside a week to read and absorb all the features that come with the new C Class Estate including 4 cameras with 360-degree vision, a pre-safe collision system and active cruise control.
There are nearly 20 engines to choose from but the 220d sells the most with its 9-speed automatic gearbox and a perfectly respectable 0-62 mph time of under 8 seconds. Another favourite is the C350e which is a petrol hybrid that allows up to 19 miles on electric power alone but can harness both engines to propel the C350e from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a smidge over 6 seconds - economy and power plus zero deposit deals from Hippo...what’s not to like?
No review of Estate cars would be complete without including at least one of either the 3 series Touring estates or the 5 series Touring estate because both of these luxury estates are built for transporting families with the minimum of fuss in as comfortable a manner as possible.
The BMW 3 Series Touring range stretches from the 316i right the way up to the powerful 340i and you have a huge choice of diesel, petrol, manual and automatic engines plus the option of xDrive all-wheel drive
Go for the smaller 316 diesel with low CO” emissions of only 120g/km or opt for one of the big boy engines like the 340i with 326 horsepower and a 0-62 time of just 4.9 seconds.
As you would expect from BMW there is also a massive range of trims which you can explore with one of our friendly Hippo Leasing account managers as well as our famous zero deposit deals.
The Audi A6 Avant is a handsome Estate which looks the part from every angle and just keeps getting better with every new model released. The new Audi A6 Estate has two solid diesel engines at launch with the prospect of petrol versions arriving soon. Trim options are also right on point in the latest A6 Avant incantation.
The launch engines are a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder producing 210bhp and a twin turbo 3.0 litre 6 cylinder producing a hefty 283bhp that goes 0-62 mph in just 5.7 seconds The 2.0 litre engine comes with an option of front wheel drive or all wheel drive and the larger comes with Audi’s proven Quattro/all wheel drive system as a standard feature.
There are 2 trims available in the form of the Sport and S line where the Sport comes with 18” alloys, LED lights front and rear, Sat Nav, Parking system plus with rear view camera and a high resolution 7” colour Information System.
The Audi A6 Avant looks good, it has proven engines and a luxurious cabin - all it needs to complete the package is a zero deposit lease deal from Hippo!
The Skoda Superb Estate is a very large estate which Skoda combines with great value, solid handling and all round abilities to challenge the stranglehold that BMW, Audi and Mercedes have in the estate class.
We get the feeling that space was at the top of the agenda when the Skoda designers got together to create the Superb Estate. As it's big in the boot, roomy for rear seat passengers and also for the driver. It’s all very well having space but the Skoda Superb Estate is also comfortable with 7 trims to choose from so all budgets can be accommodated.
Even the baseline S trim has a 6.5” touchscreen, Bluetooth and air-conditioning but if you go for the flagship “Laurent and Klement” - which is definitely a tilt at the German manufacturers, you get the whole designer treatment and oodles of kit.
If you are happy with a smaller engine then the 1.6 Tdi is hard to beat with up to 72 miles per gallon and just 102g/km of CO2 emissions which is frankly amazing given the size of the Superb estate.
In summary, the Skoda Superb Estate is economical, has so much space and choice and is ready to be paired with one of our famous no initial payment lease deals.
Estates like the ones above are known for their practicality and all-round ability to deliver. At Hippo Leasing we go out of our way to ensure that our customers get what they need and want which means that we have thousands of lease deals, a huge panel of lenders, zero deposit lease deals and the ability to deliver your new or used estate anywhere in the country.