7. Audi RS4 Avant

Estate cars aren’t meant to be this good. It’s beyond belief that a car this practical and family-friendly can pack so much performance. This really is a car exclusively for the coolest parents at the school gates. We took the RS4 Avant out for a spin way back in February and we loved every minute of putting it through its paces. The highly strung 2.9-litre petrol engine packs plenty of promise and delivers everything you’d ever want from an estate car and much, much more. Estate cars simply shouldn’t be this capable. The RS4 will do the 0-60 spring in just 4.1 seconds and on to a top speed limited to 155 mph - not that you’ll ever need it.The RS4 Avant is on sale exclusively as an estate and prices start from £62,215 and you can find our full review online here.