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

    The previous Ford Ka won buyers over with its cheeky looks, fun-to-drive character and inexpensive running costs. But like a bad sequel to a popular film, the second-generation Ford Ka – which is built in partnership with Fiat - isn’t as impressive. It shares its basic underpinnings with the retro Fiat 500. But while the Fiat 500 is a great looking car, applying Ford's design rules to the same platform means awkward styling, less driver appeal and lean specification levels. The Ford Ka and Fiat 500 are closely related, but despite the Ford Ka offering a more enjoyable drive, the Fiat 500 is the better choice.

    Ford Ka hatchback

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £8,795 - £11,295
    2.7 / 5
  • Ford Fiesta

    With its modern looks and an 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 small hatchback? The value-for-money model consistently tops the sales charts, and holds on to its value as well as some luxury cars like the Audi A1 and BMW 1 Series. It's available in three and five-door formats, and the line-up is extensive, encompassing 11 different trims and a choice of six engines, ranging from 1.25-litre petrol to 1.5 TDCi diesel. The economy champion of the range is the ECOnetic, while the Zetec S is as close as you’ll get to a hot hatchback version.

    Ford Fiesta hatchback

    3 & 5 Doors
    Price 
    £9,995 - £17,995
    4.7 / 5
  • Ford Fiesta ST hatchback

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £17,250 - £19,250
    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 
    £12,995 - £19,095
    4.6 / 5
  • Ford Focus

    With a distinctive family look and wide variety of body styles, there's a Ford Focus to suit nearly every driver. All Ford Focus models are practical and generously equipped - even entry-level Studio versions offer traction control as standard. Zetec-badged cars are the most fun to drive, with sporty looks and firmer suspension. Flagship Titanium models are among the most luxurious family hatchbacks available.

    Ford Focus hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £13,995 - £33,580
    4.2 / 5
  • Ford Focus estate

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £17,200 - £26,550
    4.1 / 5
  • Ford Focus ST hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £21,995 - £25,495
    4.4 / 5
  • Ford Focus ST estate

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £23,095 - £26,595
    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
    3.1 / 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
    4.0 / 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

    2 & 4 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 Doors
    Price 
    £20,000 - £30,070
    4.0 / 5
  • Ford Mondeo estate

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £21,250 - £31,320
    4.0 / 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 
    £21,000 - £33,250
    3.0 / 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 
    £23,110 - £32,885
    3.9 / 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 
    £25,470 - £34,135
    4.2 / 5