Ford

Ford is the UK's top-selling car brand, with nearly 800 dealers nationwide and a wide selection of family-oriented cars, ranging from the small Ka supermini to the Kuga SUV. All models score highly for reliability and build quality, and benefit from great handling, quality interiors, and hi-tech standard equipment lists.

  • Ford Ka

    While the Ford Ka is only available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, Ford has gone into overdrive with its trim levels, and there are no less than seven: Studio, Studio Connect, Edge, Zetec, Titanium, Metal and Grand Prix III. You’ll need at least the Edge if you want air-con, while the top trims make the Ka look more stylish. It's still nowhere near as desirable as the Fiat 500, though, and the Skoda Citigo and Hyundai i10 are also more practical and better-equipped.

    Ford Ka hatchback

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £8,945 - £11,445
    2.7 / 5
  • Ford Fiesta

    With its modern looks and ability to offer big-car comfort in a compact, fun-to-drive package, is it any wonder that the Ford Fiesta is Britain's best-selling car? It holds on to its value as well as some more upmarket models like the Audi A1 and BMW 1 Series. It's available as a three or five-door, and the line-up is extensive, encompassing many different trims and a wide choice of engines, ranging from an impressive 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol to a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel. The ECOnetic diesels are the fuel-economy champions, while performance enthusiasts are catered for by the Ford Fiesta ST, which is one of our favourite sporty hatchbacks.

    Ford Fiesta hatchback

    3 & 5 Doors
    Price 
    £10,145 - £18,145
    4.4 / 5
  • Ford Fiesta ST hatchback

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £17,395 - £19,395
    4.6 / 5
  • Ford B-MAX

    The all-new Ford B-MAX is a practical five-seater hatchback based on the popular Ford Fiesta. Its unique selling point is a pair of sliding rear doors that do without central body pillars, offering much greater access to the rear cabin and luggage area. Ford's clever design provides the Ford B-MAX with a 1.5 metre wide opening on either side – compared to the Vauxhall Meriva's 0.7-metre opening.

    Ford B-MAX mini MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £13,095 - £19,195
    4.6 / 5
  • Ford Focus

    The Focus competes in one of most hotly contested classes in the market, going head-to-head with models such as the Volkswagen Golf, Vauxhall Astra and even more upmarket offerings such as the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. It's available as a five-door hatchback or estate, and a facelift in late 2014 improved styling, refinement, technology and emissions, helping it take the fight to the VW Golf more effectively than ever before. Thankfully, it remains great to drive.

    Ford Focus hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £13,995 - £25,995
    4.4 / 5
  • Ford Focus Estate

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £17,880 - £27,095
    4.1 / 5
  • Ford Focus Electric hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £23,585 - £33,580
    2.8 / 5
  • Ford Tourneo Connect

    The Ford Tourneo Connect and larger Grand Tourneo Connect are Ford's attempt at creating a more practical and cheaper alternative to the C-Max and Grand C-Max MPV ranges. Both Tourneo Connects share their DNA with the Transit Connect, but don't let that put you off - in both cases, they're based on the Focus hatchback and Kuga SUV. That means they're surprisingly comfortable by the standards of their rivals. Their boxy shape means that few owners will run out of interior space and there are a pair of cheap-to-run diesel engines available.

    Ford Tourneo Connect MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £14,445 - £20,445
    4.2 / 5
  • Ford EcoSport

    The Ford EcoSport is Ford's answer to the Nissan Juke and other cars in the small SUV market like the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. Based on the Ford Fiesta, the Ford EcoSport gets a raised driving position and SUV styling, but with car-like driving characteristics. Like the Ford Fiesta, it's great to drive, but the Ford EcoSport is let down by weaknesses on a number of other counts, namely practicality, economy and cabin quality.

    Ford EcoSport SUV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £14,995 - £17,495
    2.8 / 5
  • Ford C-MAX

    If you need a people carrier but don't want to sacrifice sporty handling, then the Ford C-MAX is a great choice. Accurate steering and a sporty chassis means it's the most entertaining MPV to drive, yet it offers plenty of space for families. The latest model is available as a five seater or in seven-seat Ford Grand C-MAX trim, and the latter also gets sliding rear doors to improve access to the back seats. Soft touch fabrics and a moulded dashboard means interior quality is impressive.

    Ford C-MAX MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £17,655 - £25,605
    4 / 5
  • Ford Grand C-MAX MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £19,745 - £27,000
    4.2 / 5
  • Ford Ranger

    The Ford Ranger is a rugged pick-up. Unlike modern SUVs, like the Kia Sportage or BMW X1, which are biased towards road use, the Ford Ranger gives true off-road ability. It's practical too, thanks to its large truck bed, although the cabin is smaller than you might expect. The Ford Ranger is designed predominantly as a commercial vehicle, so it's tough and should be reliable. However this also means that fewer concessions to comfort have been made, so the Ford Ranger is noisy and can be uncomfortable on longer trips.
     

    Ford Ranger pick-up

    4 & 2 Doors
    Price 
    £19,035 - £31,589
    2.6 / 5
  • Ford Mondeo

    If you think Ford's big-selling family car is a ‘middle of the road’ choice, think again. The Ford Mondeo, facelifted is anything but average. It's spacious and practical, while the suspension and chassis balance comfort and sportiness. There are ten petrol and diesel engines to choose from, and there's a trim level to suit nearly every pocket. Even base model cars are well equipped.

    Ford Mondeo hatchback

    5 & 4 Doors
    Price 
    £20,795 - £26,245
    4 / 5
  • Ford Mondeo estate

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £22,045 - £27,550
    4.1 / 5
  • Ford Kuga

    It took Ford a while to enter the compact SUV market with its Ford Kuga, but it was worth the wait. Both four and front-wheel-drive versions are available, and Ford's stylish SUV majors on good looks and driver appeal, but it does so at the expense of some practicality. Its cabin is a snug fit for four adults, and there is only limited storage on offer. It feels like a tall Ford Focus to drive, and is a strong contender in the SUV class. It's not cheap, though, as it's priced to rival Volkswagen's Tiguan.

    Ford Kuga SUV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £20,995 - £33,530
    3 / 5
  • Ford S-MAX

    The Ford S-MAX is a people carrier that offers masses of space and seven-seat versatility for family buyers. Ford developed the car alongside the similar-looking Ford Galaxy, but made that the ‘luxury’ version, while the Ford S-MAX is the ‘sporty’ one, with slightly sleeker styling. The five-door Titanium trim is well equipped and the Ford S-MAX is built using solid materials. It's considerably more expensive than rivals, however, with flagship versions rivalling the likes of BMW's 5 Series on price. The Ford S-MAX was updated in 2010, gaining a new front end with revised bumpers and lights along with 1.6 and 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engines.

    Ford S-MAX MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £23,310 - £33,085
    4.2 / 5
  • Ford Galaxy

    Ford's biggest car is also its most luxurious, and a recent facelift has added even more equipment to the seven-seat Ford Galaxy. The full-sized MPV isn’t quite as stylish or dynamic to drive as the Ford S-MAX it shares so much with, but it's more comfortable to ride in. With a massive cabin and boot, it's one of the few cars that really will carry seven adults in comfort. The 2.0 EcoBoost turbo petrol engine is smooth and powerful, but the 2.0 TDCi diesel, available in three power outputs, is more economical. There are three trims: Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X.

    Ford Galaxy MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £25,670 - £34,335
    3.9 / 5