Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Estate of the Nation from Ford; Best Estate Car

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Estate of the Nation from Ford; Best Estate Car

Article excerpt

HANGING on to the Auto Express title from last year, the Ford Mondeo estate is still the star performer in the class.

Amazingly, if there's one criticism some drivers have of the Mondeo hatchback, it's that it has grown too big. But the Ford's oversized dimensions pay dividends when it comes to the estate variant.

The figures speak for themselves. Even with all five seats in place, it offers a 542-litre capacity. Drop the rear bench, and that rises to a staggering 1,733 litres, which is enough to better many full-sized MPVs.

Climb into the back and you soon appreciate the dimensions, too, as legroom is ample even for tall passengers. So it's huge inside - but where the Ford design is really clever is when viewed from the outside. With sleek rear lights and a swooping roofline, the estate is arguably better proportioned than the Mondeo hatch or saloon. Go for a high-spec version with large-diameter alloy wheels, and the Ford is much more stylish than any of its rivals. …

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