Ford sells more cars than any other manufacturer in the UK, with the Fiesta the most popular model topping the best seller charts month after month. With something in the Ford range for every taste, check out some of the great savings available with these new Ford car deals.
Best Savings On New Ford Cars:
- Ford Fiesta - Britain’s favourite small car - Save up to £4,410
- Ford Focus - Popular medium sized hatchback – Save up to £6,457
- Ford Puma - Small SUV & What Car’s 2020 Car of the Year – Save up to £2,561
- Ford Kuga - Medium Sized SUV - Save up to £5,783
- Ford Mondeo - Large hatchback or estate - Save up to £4,639
2020 Ford Fiesta
The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s best-selling car, it offers arguably the best drive of any small car in its class, a range of excellent engines and a model/spec to suit just about every taste.
Whether you are looking for a low-cost runner or a sports performance exhilarating drive the Fiesta can deliver it for you. The Fiesta range has also even been extended further with SUV-inspired Fiesta Active and Active X models, featuring a higher driving position, SUV styling and an additional ‘slippery’ drive mode to tackle more demanding driving conditions.
Drive & Engines
The Fiesta is synonymous with an excellent drive and handling it combines comfort with the fun factor, even the lowered powered models are a pleasure to drive. Go for the ST-Line model equipped with sports suspension or the full-blown ST hot hatch model and you’ll be rewarded with a small car that is immense fun to drive.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines are excellent and the most popular choice, you may want to skip the lowest powered engine as it can feel a little strained on motorways or when driving with a full load of passengers, but as a rule the EcoBoost engines are excellent.
The diesel engines are good, but the extra cost of a diesel model will be hard to justify unless you clock up a lot of miles.
If you’re looking for a sportier model you can couple the ST-Line with the most powerful Ecoboost petrol engines or go for the full hot hatch experience with the ST models.
The interior cabin quality has seen significant improvements with more soft touch materials giving it has a more upmarket feel than ever before.
Head room is good in the front whilst large adults may find things a bit tighter in the rear, it should also be noted that if you choose a panoramic roof it reduces the amount of head room in the front which might be an issue for tall people, say over 6ft.
Boot space is generous for a small car in this class, although if you need a bit more space some rival models like the VW Polo or SEAT Ibiza offer a tad larger boot
Standard features include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth. Emergency Assistance and smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, higher grade models get integrated sat nav.
Driver and safety aids standard across the range include a speed limiter, lane keep assistant, tyre pressure monitoring and Fords MyKey , a system which allows parents to use programable settings that can restrict features like the vehicles top speed and the sound systems maximum volume and make sure seat belts are worn. Higher grade models get traffic sign recognition and driver alert.
2020 Ford Focus
Ford’s second best-selling car in the UK, only bettered by the Fiesta. The Focus shares similar traits to its smaller sibling delivering a fantastic driving and handling experience.
The Focus line-up resembles the Fiesta closely with frugal entry-level models, sportier ST-Line and ST models, and the Vignale trim-level offering a touch of luxury. The Focus also follows the Fiesta with the SUV inspired Active and Active X models featuring a higher driving position, rugged styling and the additional ‘slippery’ drive mode for more demanding road conditions.
Engines include the 1.0 and 1.5 EcoBoost petrol engines, the lower powered 1.0 -litre options are not for everyone, we recommend starting at the 123bhp petrol (badged Ecoboost 125). The diesels are good, albeit not as refined as the petrol models, the extra cost of a diesel model is only justified for drivers covering a lot of miles each year though.
The wheelbase of the latest Focus is a tad over 5cm longer than older models, meaning rear passengers get some extra leg room. The boot although not class leading is still generous, two of the Focus’s leading rivals the VW Golf and SEAT Leon offer a fractionally bigger boot.
In the front, the dashboard has been moved forward a tad meaning the driver and front passenger areas feel roomier and the use of an electronic handbrake frees up some additional room for a central storage unit. This doesn’t detract from driving position with plenty of rake and reach adjustment of the steering wheel available and height/lumbar adjustment of driver’s seat, if you need more flexibility an 18-way adjustable driver’s seat is available as an option on higher grade models.
The dashboard has been simplified and looks cleaner due to some controls being moved to the touchscreen infotainment system and the dashboard features more soft touch materials than the outgoing model, the overall quality of the cabin feels significantly improved over older models.
The entry-level Style model only has a 4.2-inch TFT infotainment screen, by today’s standards it looks dated, our advice is to skip this model and start your research at the Zetec model which has the 8-inch touchscreen.
Zetec models include as standard the 8-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB radio, Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, air con and the QuickClear heated windscreen with heated washer jets.
Driver and safety aids as standard include automatic headlights, cruise control with speed limiter, automatic emergency braking, intelligent speed assist, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning system.
Titanium models are our pick and build on the Zetec model by adding dual zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry/engine start and integrated sat nav.
ST-line models add sport suspension, exterior and interior styling whilst top range Vignale models add exclusive touches of luxury and more equipment.
2020 Ford Puma
The Puma is Ford’s small SUV, if the name rings a bell it’s because the Puma badge was Coupe in the Ford range once upon a time before it was discontinued in 1990. The Puma name returned but in the form of a this smart-looking compact SUV.
Winner of the What Car? 2020 Car of the Year Award there is a lot to admire about this practical compact SUV rivalling similar vehicles like the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur.
Engines & Driving
It’s based on the Fiesta platform, which means the Puma inherits a lot of its great handling and impressive driving traits. It won’t be as much fun to drive as one of the sportier Fiesta models, but it still is surprisingly good for a vehicle that is clearly built from the ground up with practicality in mind.
The engine choice is a simplistic with three 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines available, two of which feature mild hybrid technology, all engines are available with manual transmission only.
The standard 1.0 litre Ecooost is a good little engine, it offers enough punch (0-62mph in 10 seconds) whilst fuel economy is up to 60mpg (combined), CO2 emissions are as low as 103g/km.
The two mild hybrids (123bhp or 153bhp) are badged mHEV and mHEV 155, the latter is the more powerful option. Both feature a 48-volt battery, regeneration technology through braking and coasting and the EcoBoost engines award winning cylinder deactivation technology. Both mild hybrids offer low emissions 96g/km and 99g/km respectively, whilst fuel economy is up to 64mpg and 67mpg (combined).
Despite the attractive running costs the Puma is still great fun to drive and both mild hybrids offer enough punch to add to the satisfying drive, 0-62mph is as low as 9.8 seconds for the mHEV and 8.9 seconds for the mHEV 155.
A diesel option is scheduled for release later in 2020.
Inside the Puma you get the higher driving position you expect from a SUV inspired vehicle and a lot of practicality. Although based on the Fiesta platform ii is wide, longer and significantly bigger, rear passenger space is on a par with a Ford Focus for example.
Practicality is the name of the game with the Puma and you get some neat features like removable (via zip fasters) seat covers that can be thrown in the washing machine in the very likely event that your children spill a drink or drop messy food inside the car.
The dash features some nice soft-touch finishes giving the interior a more upmarket feel and the practicality continues with some large, easy to operate dials for heating, air con etc. The centrepiece of the dashboard is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The boot is very big (and deep) for a compact SUV, something that rival vehicles with struggle to match.
All models get rear parking sensors, the 8-inch infotainment system as standard with DAB radio, Bluetooth and integrated sat nav. As you move up the range you get additional perks like a rear-view camera and premium B&O sound system.
If you’re in the market for a small SUV them the Ford Puma must be on your shortlist, it delivers attractive running costs and practicality whilst still being a joy to drive.
2020 Ford Kuga
The Kuga is Ford’s mid-sized SUV competing in a crowded segment with other popular SUV’s like the Nissan Qashqai and KIA Sportage. The latest model is bigger and more refined, it’s shed its boxy looks and the latest model range includes a new plug-in hybrid option.
Drive and Engines
It’s built on the same platform as the Ford Focus so its drives and handles nicely for a mid-sized SUV, the larger wheelbase also adds to its stability, a new 4-wheel drive system also improves on the older 4-wheel drive models.
There are plenty of engines, three petrol and three diesel options. The 1.5 EcoBoost petrol is available in 120bhp, 150bhp or 182bhp guises. The 120bhp EcoBoost can feel a bit underpowered so consider the 150bhp with manual gearbox which offers a good blend of economy and performance, also bear in mind its only available with 2-wheel drive, so if you’re looking for a 4-wheel drive it’s not an option.
There are 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre diesels, the latter is available in 148bhp or 187bhp with mild hybrid technology. The 1.5 diesel offers the best running costs, but it can feel a little strained under a full load, consider the lower powered 148bhp 2.0 diesel as the it offers the best compromise between performance and economy.
The new hybrid engine combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a 10.3kWh battery. It has a range of 34 miles in full electric mode and fuel economy is up to 200mpg operating in full PHEV mode, CO2 emissions can be as low as 29g/km.
There’s also a self-charging hybrid with a smaller battery offering a fuel economy of around 50mpg and CO2 emissions of 130g/km.
The latest Ford Kuga is bigger than its predecessor meaning more leg room for rear passengers and a bigger boot. Despite its sloping roof there’s more head room too. Front passenger and driver also get a built more room partly thanks to the new positioning of the dash which sits further forward than the older model.
We recommend skipping the entry-level Zetec model which lacks the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and start your research with the well-equipped Titanium model, it includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, silver roof rails, power-folding door mirrors, automatic windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and keyless entry.
Interior features include dual zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and integrated sat nav and multi-coloured interior ambient lighting.
If you go for the Titanium X model you’ll get some extra features and comforts like heated front seats, a panorama roof, power operated tailgate and 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
ST-Line models offer sports suspension and interior/exterior styling whilst top of the range Vignale models offer some extra luxury like premium leather interior and additional tech like a rear-view camera and park assist.
2020 Ford Mondeo
The Mondeo is available as hatchback, estate or saloon (new hybrid models), synonymous as a business vehicle it is equally suited as a family car. The Mondeo offers several options, models and some good engines, plus a new hybrid model, so there’s something for everyone.
Engines and Driving
For a big car the Mondeo handles well and it’s a great motorway cruiser too, comfort and very little cabin noise is a plus, even the diesels are surprisingly quiet.
A lot of Mondeo drivers will be clocking up the miles so the diesels will make a lot of sense and they are very good engines.
The two 2.0-litre diesels are available in two power outputs (148bhp and 187bhp), badged EcoBlue 150 and EcoBlue 190 respectively, the 190 is paired with an automatic gearbox. The lower-powered EcoBlue with manual transmission is surprisingly good, it doesn’t feel much slower than the EcoBlue 190 and makes a lot of sense financially.
Fuel economy of the EcoBlue 150 and 190 is as low 53mpg and 45mpg (combined) respectively while CO2 emissions are as low as 113g/km and 135g/km.
For light use or mainly around town driving there’s a 1.5 petrol unit but even then, it’s hard to argue against the EcoBlue 150 diesel for low running costs.
The new Ford Mondeo hybrid, available as a saloon or estate model pairs a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery and CO2 emissions are as low as 94g/km (based on saloon model).
Inside, the Mondeo is spacious and comfortable, up front driver and passenger will find plenty of head, shoulder and legroom whilst three adults will fit comfortably in the back. The seats are comfortable and if you skip the entry-level Zetec model you get 10-way electrically adjustable front seats with a memory function for the driver’s seat.
The boot is huge, 550 litres and 1,466 with the rear seats down, so you won’t be short of storage for your luggage, golf clubs, kids trolly etc.
Ford have worked hard on the interior, and the latest Mondeo sees significant improvements in cabin quality moving it much closer to more expensive rivals like the VW Passat. If you go for the top-end, most luxurious Vignale model, then you have a potential alternative to a BMW or Audi albeit the Ford badge doesn’t have the same clout.
Entry-level Zetec models include 17-inch alloy wheels, electric handbrake, front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, power-folding and heated door mirrors, QuickClear heated windscreen and rear parking sensors. Inside you get dual zone climate control, the 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth and sat nav.
Driver and safety aids include cruise control with speed limiter, emergency assistance, pre-collision assist and automatic emergency braking.
Titanium models are a good choice, they add to the Zetec trim-level with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with high beam assist and automatic windscreen wipers. Inside you get premium leather seats, 10-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats (driver seat includes memory function), seats also have a variable heating function.
The interior is further enhanced with the 10-inch TFT instrument display and LED ambient lighting.
Additional driver and safety aids include keyless entry/engine start, traffic sign recognition and lane keep assist.
ST-Line models include interior and exterior sports styling and top-end Vignale models add extra/ exclusive touches of luxury.