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
If you're after something that looks a little sportier, this is the trim to go for. It comes with everything that Zetec has, plus 17in alloy wheels, sports suspension, LED front foglights, chromed exhaust tailpipes, alloy pedals, a more aggressive bodykit and keyless go.
Engine:1.5 EcoBoost 150
The 148bhp 1.5 has noticeably more guts than the 1.0-litre petrols, so makes life easier, especially if you regularly travel with a car full of people and lots of luggage. Indeed, it's strong enough to make the 180bhp version feel redundant and is our pick of the range.