The Ford Focus Estate stands out as the best handling family wagon, complemented by a fine ride, generous passenger space and a large boot with some handy design features. Just bear in mind that the interior feels distinctly low rent and the seats aren't as clever as rivals'.read the full model review
This entry-level trim gets some decent kit, including 16in alloy wheels, electric windows, driver’s side lumbar adjustment, air-con, a DAB radio, automatic emergency braking and lane assist. It only has a 4.2in infotainment screen, though, and no smartphone-mirroring.
Engine:1.0 EcoBoost 125
This engine revs out smoothly but steadily, rather than with enthused gusto, and you often have to go up and down the gears in order to keep pace with the ebb and flow of traffic. As a result, we feel the the 1.5-litre petrol is worth the extra.