Motorists looking for a vehicle in the large executive estate bracket have been told that they will struggle to find one that is cheaper to own than the Ford Mondeo.
Writing for Fleet Directory, Lee Sibbald remarked that the Ford Mondeo Estate 2.2 TDCI Titanium is a vehicle offering motorists "cheap running costs" for its size.
The addition of a 2.2-litre diesel engine to the range has helped to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions generated, while improving fuel consumption.
Mr Sibbald states that the 45.6 miles to the gallon that can be achieved by motorists is "very respectable", while the 165g/km of CO2 emitted means the vehicle is in Band D for vehicle excise duty.
Furthermore, lower accident repair costs mean that the vehicle falls into a cheaper car insurance group than some of its rivals, which include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.
According to Ford, the Mondeo’s "muscular" exterior and "well-equipped" interior are designed with "uncompromised quality".
The vehicle also scooped both the Best Family Car and Best Estate Car at the What Car? Car of the Year 2009 Awards.