The Ford Focus Estate stands out as the best-handling family wagon, complemented by a decent ride, generous passenger space and a large boot possessed of some handy design features. Just bear in mind that the interior feels distinctly low rent and the seating isn't as versatile as some of its rivals'.get the best price
Comes with everything Zetec trim has and adds power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, keyless entry and start, heated front seats, passenger height and lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate control and an 8.0in infotainment screen with sat-nav. Still relatively keenly priced, too.
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.