The winner of our 2011 Best Large Family Car award, the Ford Mondeo has been popular for nearly six years since its launch in 2007. But even though it's an older model and its popularity means it's very common on UK roads, it's still one of the best family cars on the market and is anything but average. The five-door Mondeo hatchback has a massive boot, loads of passenger space and one of the most comfortable rides in the class. And it's still fun to drive, too. It's also relatively well equipped, with even the entry-level Edge model coming with air-conditioning and alloy wheels as standard. While top-of-the-range Titanium cars are very well stocked with technology. The diesel engines are the best on offer – especially the turbocharged models. A 2010 facelift added LED lights on top-spec models, and kept it looking quite fresh for a car of its age. It may not match the Volkswagen Passat for quality and resale values, but the Mondeo outpaces the Vauxhall Insignia is almost every respect.