What estate should I buy to replace my Citroen C5 Tourer?

I am looking to replace my 2009 Citroen C5 VTR+ Tourer 140 HDI with one that is 2 or 3 years old. I travel 8000 miles a year, 30% in town and the balance on motorways. I recently started using Millers additive in the branded fuel as an alternative to a 1:4 cocktail of v-power and branded diesel. With all the recent news and problems associated with diesel cars, I am strongly considering a petrol car. I have driven Citroen for 50 years and would like another C5 Tourer. Looking round for one I find they are almost non-existent, as is the Peugeot 508 SW. The Ford Mondeo Estate seems a likely alternative. Which petrol version would be best for my use?

Asked on 10 January 2017 by Robbee

Answered by Honest John
Depending on how old it is, the Mondeo can be had with a 1.6-litre 150PS Ecoboost or a 1.5-litre 150PS Ecoboost. Or a 240PS 2.0-litre Ecoboost with a Powershift transmission, or even a hybrid version. Check out www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests for some of them, including the Vignale hybrid (doesn't have to be Vignale). An alternative is a Mazda 6 2.0 Skyactiv Tourer, or maybe a Toyota Avensis 1.8 i or 2.0 i Valvematic estate. None offer the magic carpet ride of a C5 with hydractive suspension, but, as usual, deeper profile tyres on smaller wheels help absorb some of the shocks. You might also consider a Toyota Auris hybrid Touring Sport. It's a lot bigger than the first generation Auris.
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