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Good: Sliding side doors and no central pillar mean unimpeded access. Five star Euro NCAP rating. Engines include 1.0 litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol. Decent drive.
Bad: No models under 100g/km. Doors are thick and subsequently heavy to close. Cluttered, confusing centre stack.
Good: Neat styling. More practical than a Focus. Fine blend of ride comfort, handling and driver enjoyment. 1.6 TDCi emits 119g/km. High quality interior.
Bad: Small back window cuts rearwards visibility. 18-inch wheels don't do the ride any favours.
Good: Practical, spacious Fiesta based small SUV. Impressive 1.0 EcoBoost engine. Good quality ride.
Bad: Spare wheel on back door not everyone's taste. Tailgate opens wrong way for right hand drive. Handling not up to usual Ford standards.
Good: Diesel only and available with 210PS version of the 2.0 TDCI.
Bad: Not arriving until 2015.
Good: Sharper look for the updated Fiesta. Comes with Ford's award winning 1.0 EcoBoost three-cylinder. One of the best small hatchbacks money can buy.
Bad: Lots of strong hatchback competition around.
Good: Outstanding road handling. 1.6 EcoBoost engine has lots of torque. Practical and comfortable cabin. One of the best hot hatches money can buy.
Bad: Only available in three-door form. Rear seats can be a bit tight for large adults. Interior styling feels a little ordinary.
Good: Refined and upmarket feel to the cabin. Comfortable and quiet on the move. More efficient petrol and diesel engines. Better ride quality. Excellent £750 Driver Assist Pack. Good standard equipment.
Bad: About 50 litres less bootspace than previous model. Engines all belt cam. Plagued with clutch problems.
Good: As good as the hatchback. Great to drive and very refined. Upmarket and comfortable interior. Usefully large boot. The best looking estate this size.
Bad: Top 2.0 TDCI PowerShift automatic models are pricey.
Good: Fitted with impressive 250PS EcoBoost engine. Available as a hatchback or an estate. Great value for money compared to other hot hatches.
Bad: Despite 'symposer', engine may be too quiet for some hot hatch fans. Engine can develop a wiring problem.
Good: Good to drive and comfortable. Versatile with foldaway seats. Generally good quality. Diesel automatic option. Plenty of room in all back seats.
Bad: No spare wheel but TPMS and runflat option from 2010.
Good: Seven seats as standard along with sliding side doors. Outstanding combination of ride and handling. Good range of low emission petrol and diesel engines.
Bad: A seven-seater for young families rather than those with tall teenagers.
Good: Fun to drive and economical, based on the FIAT 500 but handles so much better that it donated its suspension improvements to the FIAT. More room in rear than 500.
Bad: Diesel engine not worth the extra. Never got TwinAir engine.
Good: Probably the sportiest handling SUV in the £20k-£30k bracket. More spacious than original. Options include electric tailgate that works by kicking your foot under the rear bumper.
Bad: Ride on 18-inch and especially on 19-inch wheels is hard.
Good: Fantastic to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge boot. Excellent value. Efficient ECOnetic and EcoBoost models.
Bad: Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top model list prices quite high new.
Good: New Mondeo is sharper looking and more efficient than current model. Available with 125PS 1.0 EcoBoost engine.
Bad: On sale date put back from spring to autumn 2013. Delayed again until late 2014 due to closure of Genk factory. Delayed again to 2015.
Good: Fantastic to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge oad capacity. Excellent value. Efficient ECOnetic models.
Bad: Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top models list prices quite high new.
Good: All-new Mustang will come in right hand drive, new suspension front and rear, promises to be far more sophisticated and refined than current Mustang.
Bad: V8 will sound good but likely to be very thirsty.
Good: Stylish and rugged looks, comfortable cabin and option of five-seat Super Cab model, five star Euro NCAP crash safety rating, impressive towing ability.
Bad: Some interior plastics look a little cheap especially on base models, 2.2 TDCi engine noisy when pushed.
Good: A seven seater sports car. Strong blend of comfort and handling, improved in 2010 with better diesels and Ecoboost engines.
Bad: 1.8 TDCI best avoided.
Good: Hugely practical, with up to 16 seating configurations, based on the excellent Transit Connect van, impressive range of engines
Bad: Doesn't handle or go as well as a Mazda5 or a C-MAX.
Good: More refined and better to drive than before, impressive interior quality, powered by 2.2-litre diesel engine with improved economy, more than 450 model variants, Bluetooth as standard.
Bad: Other vans offer more overall loadspace.
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