posted 4 years ago

Ford Mondeo Honoured by What Car?

Really? Again? The Ford Mondeo has picked-up two more prestigious accolades at the 2012 What Car? Awards.

Really? Again? The Ford Mondeo has picked-up two more prestigious accolades at the 2012 What Car? Awards. So – for the second year – this workhorse has been named the 'UK's Best Family Car' and the 'Best Estate Car'. The prize winning models are the 1.6 TDCi 115PS Zetec and the 2.0 TDCi 140PS Zetec, respectively. The Mondeo range was also honoured by What Car? in 2009, so its ego is now larger than its huge trophy cabinet.

Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor-in-Chief, said: "The Ford Mondeo has plenty of fresh rivals, but it’s such a strong package that it picks up two more awards this year, for best estate car and top family car. Ford has worked hard to keep the Mondeo refreshed and it has succeeded; this is still a great all-round package, either as a hatchback or an estate."

The Ford Mondeo has always been a tremendous workhorse. Even the original version from the early nineties set new standards for the time. The current generation has rock- solid handling, excellent safety features, and – in estate guise – enough room to carry most of its trophies. Maximum cargo capacity is 1,728-litres, making it one of the most spacious in its class. Running costs are impressive too, so the 1.6 TDCi averages 65.7mpg. No wonder this car is the one to beat. New Ford Mondeo prices start at £17,795.