BRENTWOOD, England – The Ford Fiesta has been commended as Best Small Car and crowned overall winner of Diesel Car magazine’s Used Car of the Year Awards 2012’. Three further awards for Best Large Car, Best Estate Car and Best MPV went to Mondeo, Mondeo Estate and S-MAX respectively.
Ian Robertson, Diesel Car editor, said of the Fiesta: “Sublime handling, great build quality and exceedingly economical TDCi engines make it both a heart and head decision.”
The Fiesta continues to be Britain’s best-selling small car, with sales exceeding 349,000 since launch in 2008.
Mondeo and S-MAX were also recognised with overall category wins. Robertson said: “The Mondeo is simply head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to dynamics with the best ride and handling in its class. The estate retains the same core values as the hatchback – excellent ride and handling, a quality cabin and space aplenty – but goes one better on the storage front offering 537 litres with rear seats in place. The S-MAX put the kibosh on the old adage that a people carrier has to be a bland tool, because it is genuinely enjoyable to drive.”