Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is based on the previous Fiesta, but gets an enlarged body, offering lots of interior space and a raised driving position for a better view of the road. There are four engines to choose from, with the 1.4-litre petrol automatic best avoided, as it's sluggish and noisy, while the 1.6-litre diesel is pricey. The Fusion is an expensive car, but all models come equipped with air-conditioning, alloy wheels and heated windscreens. Despite the interior space, the cabin lacks cubby holes and smaller storage areas.