Fords top honour in What Car? Used Car Awards

Ford has claimed top honours at the What Car? Used Car Awards.

The Ford Focus is crowned the magazine's Best Used Car of the Year, following in the wheel tracks of 2012 winner, the Ford Fiesta.

The Fiesta's continued excellence was also recognised by What Car? - again judged Best Used Small Car to add to its victories in the supermini category in 2011 and 2012.

Ford Mondeo was confirmed as the Used Estate recommendation and, as part of its overall win, the Ford Focus is Best Used Family Car for the fourth time in eight years. 

What Car? editor Jim Holder said: "The Ford Focus is our Used Car of the Year because of the choice offered to buyers. There are many Focus cars in numerous specifications and different ages to choose from. You can buy a current specification Focus within a reasonable budget and get a driver's car - with great handling, bringing a lot of refinement and delivering great value for money."

Ford's four 2014 What Car? Used Awards maintain a remarkable run of success. The Blue Oval has taken at least one of the awards every year for the past seven.

Tom Croft, sales director for Foray Motor Group, "What Car? is endorsing Ford's great range with four of its Used Car Awards and confirming what I know the public already recognises - the great value of buying a used Ford.

"The unique combination of style, value and remarkable technologies, typified by the EcoBoost engine, is as appealing to Ford used car buyers as in the new car market, which is why Focus and Fiesta continue to delight so many customers across all sectors of the market."