A mere 6 years ago, the best combined fuel economy of the Fiesta was 65.1mpg, the Focus 51.4 and the Mondeo 44.1mpg. Now though, thanks to ECOnetic technology, these figures show great improvement. The new Fiesta can achieve 85.6mpg and emits 87g/km CO2, making it road tax and congestion charge exempt. The Focus ECOnetic achieves 83.1mpg and emits 88g/km CO2, again making it tax and congestion exempt. The Mondeo ECOnetic achieves 65.6mpg and emits 114g/km CO2. Available as both a 5-door and an estate, the Mondeo is in VED band C, meaning road tax will cost you just £30 (free first year).
Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director, said: “We cannot influence how the cost of motoring changes as a result of today’s Budget, but we will continue to design, develop and market innovative vehicles that minimise the cost of motoring for today’s families. Our cars are fun to drive, stylish and packed with technology, while returning up to 20mpg more than just a few years ago.”