Best large family car?

I'm look for a large family car, my current selection includes:

Mazda 6 1.8 TS,
Mondeo IV 1.6 Ecoboost Zetec or
Toyota Avensis TR 1.8 v-matic estate (don't like the saloon!).

1 year old or less are looking like £14K for Mondeo & Avensis.
I can get a pre reg Mazda for £13K.

Will keep the car for many years (probably more than 6 years). Which would you recommend?

Asked on 15 August 2012 by R002

Answered by Honest John
The Avensis or the Mondeo. The Avensis is chain cam and smooth, but the Mondeo has more guts. I'd expect similar mpg: 40 - 45.
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