A short rant on why estates are better than SUVs
This is my opinion so feel free to disagree
SUVs are currently and always will be more expensive, less fuel efficient, uglier, slower, worse to drive and only a tiny bit more practical than estates, and don't get me started on the Kardashians style image you present. They are practically fat estates with a high ride height. An SUV is unnecessary, unrationalised and overall stupid unless you fit into one of these three categories:
1. You have high ride height as a NECESSITY. By necessity, I don't mean "it makes me feel safer". Given the general public's scepticism around say, steering sensation or rigidity of the suspension or most enthusiast things that make ME feel safer, that is just plain hypocrisy. By necessity I mean you are old or disabled, so high ride height INVOKES safety.
2. You intend to drive off road in it. Some people in more remote areas need to drive on off road or on unusual surfaces frequently. An SUV works here because as I said before, it is in essence an estate with high ride height.
3: You have a particularly large family. A few people in the world have proportionately large familes and SUVs can house large amounts of people.
However, I can assure you that people who fit into any of these categories are not the majority. Please don't argue with something like: "but people prefer their cars to be like this". I prefer my cars to be a certain enthusiast targeted way but the majority of people will dismiss my preferences in cars and say something along the lines of: "A car just needs to get from A-B, anything else it does is futile. Cars aren't for pleasure" so as I said before, that would be hypocrisy.
In summary: An SUV is for the main part is bought as a triviality, whereas an estate would be a far more straightforward and logical choice. As the general public famously looks down on trivialities in cars, they're being hypocritical twats by buying SUVs.