Ford's New Mondeo Auto Express Car of the Year
Ford's new Mondeo is the Auto Express overall champion of 2007; the car rated as the number one by the highest selling motoring weekly in the UK.
Auto Express road testers recognised that the Ford Mondeo represents a new breed of family car and in addition to the Car of the Year award, Mondeo also captured the categories of best family car and best estate car.
Editor in chief of Auto Express, David Johns, commented: "The Mondeo delivers effortlessly, performing with aplomb everywhere. It steers beautifully, rides with a composure and smoothness that's absent from even the best German executive cars, handles tautly and has a great range of engines. It's also vast inside, beats its rivals for quality, is clearly laid out with great refinement and comfort levels to take the sting out of everyday driving."
Auto Express placed the Ford Mondeo straight at the top of its class, effectively eclipsing rivals as best Family Car.
Ford's family favourite was praised for its new look, bigger cabin and its even more polished driving experience. Its exterior appearance was considered to be striking without being controversial and that it was packed with clever details that emphasised its solidity.