8 Diesel Estate Cars That Cost Less Than £20 A Year To Tax

One thing that growing families in Britain need more than anything is a car that is able to ferry both the parents and the kids, as well as any luggage or pets across anywhere in the UK.

When couples start off with a newborn, they will soon realise that the small hatchback the parents shared will be too small to carry two adults, one baby, the baby’s stuff and a pram or buggy in the boot of the car.

Family estate cars are ideal for transporting everyone around in comfort, and with plenty of space in the cabin and in the boot, you can be sure that there will be more than enough room to drive any size of growing family around!

It has to be said though that estate cars tend to be much more expensive than saloon or hatchbacks, so the extra cost might put some people off.

The main factor for estate cars or even just cars in general seems to be the amount of car tax that is payable. As you may know, cars built after March 2001 are taxed based on their CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions, rather than engine size.

This means that if you wanted some beefy V6 turbo estate car, you are far more likely to pay higher car tax than other cars with say a diesel engine or an electric motor in them, for example. Obviously if you have the money available then you could buy such a car, but with many families strapped for cash, a huge emphasis has to be placed on fuel economy – which will result in the sacrifice of some engine performance.

So, if you are looking for an estate car for your family, you should check out this list of 8 popular family estate cars that cost less than £20 a year to tax, as researched by car specialists, WLMG:

Seat Leon ST 1.6 TDi SE Ecomotive

  • Price (new): £20,485;
  • CO2 emissions: 87 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 86 mpg (combined);

Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 TDi CR Greenline II

  • Price (new): £14,490;
  • CO2 emissions: 88 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 85 mpg (combined);

Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi Edge Econetic

  • Price (new): £19,545;
  • CO2 emissions: 88 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 83 mpg (combined);

Renault Megane Sport Tourer 1.5 dCi

  • Price (new): £20,245;
  • CO2 emissions: 90 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 81 mpg (combined);

Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC S

  • Price (new): £21,375;
  • CO2 emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 75 mpg (combined);

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.6 CDTi 16v Design

  • Price (new): £18,655;
  • CO2 emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 75 mpg (combined);

Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6 TDi CR S

  • Price (new): £18,840;
  • CO2 emissions: 99 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 74 mpg (combined);

Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDi S

  • Price (new): £19,995;
  • CO2 emissions: 102 g/km;
  • Fuel economy: 72 mpg (combined);

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