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
This is based on Zetec trim, but along with its raised ride height and rugged looks adds 17in alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, a black roof, privacy glass, keyless start and sat-nav.
Engine: 1.5 EcoBlue 120
If you're a company car driver rather than a private buyer, this 118bhp diesel is the engine that make sense. Not only does it attract small tax bills, but there's a good spread of shove once you get past its momentary low-end lag.