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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 give hard ride. 1.0 Ecoboost has same driveline problems as Focus. Lot of injector failures on 1.6TDCIs.
Good: Practical, spacious Fiesta based small SUV. Impressive 1.0 EcoBoost engine. Good quality ride. Low lip to rear load area.
Bad: Tailgate opens wrong way for right hand drive. Handling not up to usual Ford standards. Spare wheel on rear door optional from September 2015.
Good: Very quiet and refined. Excellent ride quality. Huge boot and plenty of rear passenger room. Handles well and is a great motorway cruiser. Very well equipped and good value for money.
Bad: Powershift only available on the more powerful engine. Not a seven seater. Vague steering.
Good: Most versions good to drive, especially ST-Line but significantly more refined. Comfortable and practical. Comes with active safety technology as standard.
Bad: Several Fiesta models including Vignale now list at more than £20,000.
Good: 'Crossover' version of Ford Fiesta with raised ride height that gives more compliant suspension than standard Fiesta.
Bad: Will get you down a bumpy track but not seriously off road.
Good: Performance car bargain. Great to drive. Interior better than predecessor.
Bad: Firm ride. Rumours of significant problems with new 1.5 3-cylinder chain cam engine.
Good: Cheaper to buy and better equipped than outgoing Focus. Improved ride quality. Larger cabin.
Bad: No electric or hybrid powertrains. Not available until late 2018.
Good: Ford Focus with raised ride height and drivetrain modifications for mild bad weather and off-road driving. Full range of Focus petrol and diesel engines, 6-speed manual transmissions and 8-speed automatics.
Bad: Not a proper crossover.
Good: Big boot, great to drive.
Bad: Expensive in some trim levels.
Good: Supercar performance for £30k. Outstanding four-wheel drive, with huge levels of grip. Lots of everyday usability.
Bad: Bland and uninspiring interior. Hard ride will be too much for some. Boot space has been cut to accommodate four-wheel drive.
Good: Fast and affordable for daily use. Available as a hatch or estate. Diesel engine is the same price as petrol. More refined than previous models.
Bad: Handling can be unpredictable in the wet. Diesel is economical, but lacks top end gunt. Boot space is small compared to rivals.
Good: As big and as practical as ever. Excellent refinement and ride quality. Plenty of modern technology. Affordable running costs. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: Expensive, particularly in upper trim levels. Options add even more cost. S-MAX is cheaper.
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. Barely any boot space with rearmost seats in place.
Good: Impressive levels of comfort and refinement. Spacious interior and large boot. Well-equipped as standard. Good ride and very comfortable.
Bad: Not as efficient or as cheap to buy as its rivals. Bland styling. 1.2 petrol engine is characterless and slow.
Good: Gets improved 1.2-litre petrol engine. Well equipped as standard.
Bad: Not arriving until later in 2018.
Good: Probably the sportiest handling SUV in the £20k-£30k bracket. More spacious than original. Options include electric tailgate.
Bad: Ride on 18-inch and especially on 19-inch wheels is hard.
Good: Excellent blend of enjoyable driving and comfort. Spacious load area. Practical and well finished cabin. Well priced.
Bad: Volkswagen Passat Estate offers more technology and a better load area. 19-inch wheels impair ride quality.
Good: Impressive quality and refinement initially made it stand out from the competition. Rides well with keen handling. Very spacious and practical interior.
Bad: Steering isn't as sharp as its predecessor. Bumpy ride quality on ST-Line models. Some of the diesels are quite noisy. Once the leader of the pack, but now starting to feel dated.
Good: Known qualities of fifth generation Mondeo, with expensive premium leather trim and acoustic sound deadening to lift it into the luxury class.
Bad: Shifting entrenched attitudes is never easy, even if the product is better.
Good: Guaranteed to get attention. Lovely noise from 5.0-litre engine. No other car can match the V8 for pound-per-horsepower.
Bad: V8 has a frightening thirst for fuel. The interior lacks quality. Uncharismatic sound from 2.3 Ecoboost. Tiring to drive in traffic.
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: Lacks the refinement of its rivals. Engines are noisy when pushed. 2.2 TDCi feels lethargic.
Good: Upmarket cabin with impressive refinement. Comfortable and satisfying to drive. Spacious and versatile. Has a spare wheel.
Bad: Rearmost row a little tight for adults. Expensive compared to some rivals.
Good: Hugely practical. Up to 16 seating configurations. Based on the excellent Transit Connect van. Impressive range of engines
Bad: Doesn't handle as well as a Mazda 5 or a C-MAX.
Good: Compact size means tight turning circle. Economical 1.5 TDCi. Handles reasonably well. Practical and spacious interior. Ideal for wheelchair conversion.
Bad: 1.0 EcoBoost engine can struggle with a full load. Twin-sliding doors feel flimsy. Interior quality could be better.
Good: Nine seats as standard. Refined and quiet 2.2 TDCi engine. Rides very well. Quality feel to the cabin. Rear seats are comfortable and can all be removed if needed.
Bad: Folding the seats to get to the rearmost row isn't the smoothest of operations. Not available with electric rear doors.
Good: More refined and better to drive than before. Impressive interior quality. 2.2-litre diesel engine has improved economy. More than 450 model variants. Bluetooth as standard.
Bad: Other vans offer more overall loadspace.
Good: More upmarket than predecessor. Improved level of interior finish. Available with economical and cheap to run engines.
Bad: Plenty of competition in this market especially from the Volkswagen Caddy.
Good: Neatly styled. Can carry a Euro pallet. Available with 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Based on the Fiesta so handles well. Excellent build quality.
Bad: Some fiddly controls. 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine struggles on the motorway.
Good: Impressively refined and upmarket. Strong 2.2 TDCi engines are economical. Short and long wheelbase versions available. Five star Euro NCAP rating.
Bad: Legroom for front passengers is a little tight.
Good: Very well-finished. Practical and comfortable. Very easy to drive. Capable of easily covering long distances.
Bad: Cluttered centre stack. Not as plush as Volkswagen California.
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