Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer
Rating 80 / 100
What: Subaru Legacy Sports Tourer, 2-litre diesel, executive estate (1,998cc, 150bhp, 'boxer' diesel, 0-100kmh in 9.6 secs), 6spd gearbox, all-wheel-drive, CO2 of 168g/km; VRT is 24pc. €447 annual road tax.
Cost: €41,995. Delivery, related charges extra.
Target Market: young business leaders, managers, families.
Plus: Versatility, equipment, boot.
Minus: Lags some rivals on handling and ride, overall suspension.
Standard Equipment: Dual zone air con, cruise control, automatic headlights/wipers, audio steering controls on steering wheel, heated front seats, 18ins alloys, several airbags, rear ventilation .
Others to consider: Audi A4 Avant, Volkswagen Passat estate, Mercedes E-Class estate, BMW 3-series Touring