CAP HPI's Mark Bulmer said: This estate car can sometimes be overlooked. However, not everyone wants the full-on SUV looks and this vehicle is very well put together, whilst also being great for towing and sure-footed when driven off-road. This car isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if it fits your driving needs, it should be considered.

We say: If you're buying a 4x4 solely to cope with a bit of snow, this is the most car-like of the lot. Mainly because it's just a Volvo estate with four-wheel drive. It's a great car, but it doesn't quite have the image of a Range Rover. You decide whether or not that's a bad thing.