Largest Ford cars

Want to know which Ford models are Kings of the Road in their respective classes? Check out our list of the biggest Fords on sale in the UK

Chris Rosamond
Oct 5, 2021

Ford is one of the world’s best known car makers, with its famed Blue Oval badge recognised from Albania to Zimbabwe. It makes cars, vans and trucks to cater for just about every part of the market across the world, and more than 6 million Ford-badged cars roll out of its factories every year.

We’ve identified a variety of different vehicle types to highlight the Ford flagship model in each. These are the largest Ford cars in the line-up, and typically the best-equipped and most desirable models you can find nearly new on BuyaCar. Better still, going for a high-specification used model needn't mean paying a high price.

So if you’re looking for a grand bargain on a big Ford, you can start your search here. We’ve listed the largest Ford cars in a range of categories including practical hatchbacks, roomy estates, spacious people carriers, supersized SUVs, pick-up trucks and even vans. We’ve also shared links to some of the amazing deals currently available on BuyaCar. So whether you’re buying your large Ford with cash, or opting for a finance plan with low monthly payments, make sure you check out our great deals on your chosen Ford.

We’ve covered everything relevant to buyers looking for the roomiest, most spacious Fords, and chosen the finest Fords for their particular needs. Keep reading to find the best model for you.

Biggest Ford cars

1. Ford Mondeo

Largest Ford hatchback

Used deals from £10,999
Monthly finance from £188*

Once the staple diet of company car drivers up and down the UK’s motorway network, the Ford Mondeo has over the years matured into a supremely competent and classy cruiser.

Unfortunately, many status-centric company drivers don’t think the Ford badge is classy enough, and have turned in droves to more prestigious German offerings like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class. However, that does mean that the Mondeo can be a lot more affordable used, as there's less competiton from potential buyers.

Other large family cars from mainstream makers that once rivalled the Mondeo have also been replaced by high-riding crossover and people-carrier style cars, but the largest Ford hatchback hangs in there and its roomy 550-litre boot and roomy cabin means it’s still a hugely practical option for family motoring.

As a result, if you’re looking for a large, good value used hatchback, the Ford is one of the best options around. It’s refined and comfortable, has a well-trimmed cabin, plenty of up-to-date technology, and even if it’s not quite as much fun to drive as a Mazda 6, it really is hard to pick fault.

FORD MONDEO BUYERS' GUIDE

2. Ford Mondeo Estate

Largest Ford estate

Used deals from £15,250
Monthly finance from £280*

Since the demise of the flagship Ford Scorpio model more than 20 years ago, Ford’s current largest estate car has been the more practical version of the Ford Mondeo. The thinking at the time was that people who needed more room than this already spacious estate offered could choose the Ford Galaxy people carrier, and the same logic applies today.

There are plenty of fans of large estate cars still around, and for them the Mondeo makes an excellent choice - even if it’s beaten comprehensively for boot space by the Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Superb estates. Counter-intuitively, the Mondeo is also beaten for boot space by the smaller Ford Focus - so look at this if you want a large estate car for maximum luggage room - although the Mondeo offers more room for rear seat passengers.

Despite these challenges, the Mondeo Estate is still big enough to take on almost anything that the average family can throw at it, with a large 525-litre boot that grows to a substantial 1,630 litres if you fold the rear seats down. If it's a large estate you want, there are models with bigger boots available from other carmakers.

FORD MONDEO ESTATE BUYERS' GUIDE

3. Ford Galaxy

Largest Ford people carrier

Ford Galaxy side

Used deals from £21,495
Monthly finance from £378*

The Ford Galaxy people carrier was the next big thing when it was first introduced in 1995. Outsizing large estate cars by offering plenty of passenger and luggage room, the Galaxy offered a decent amount of space whatever you were planning to fill the car with. And that's the same case with the current model. Yes, if you want to carry seven people, there's not much luggage space, but that's the same with all but the very biggest cars. Consider the van-based Ford Tourneo Custom below if you need lots of space for people and luggage at the same time.

Ford has offered a variety of people carriers in the UK for years, and currently sells the closely related S-Max and Galaxy models. The bigger of the two is the Galaxy, and for drivers who need a seven-seater it remains one of the most practical options around. Its size means all seven seats are comfortable long-distance chairs for adults, while a clever folding mechanism means it’s easy to reconfigure the interior for hauling kit and/or caboodle.

Boot space is a reasonable 300 litres with seven seats in place, but goes up to a hefty 1,301 litres in five-seat mode and an enormous 2,339 litres with all but the front seats folded flat to the floor. Galaxy models are typically well equipped and nicely finished inside too, while a limited range of 2.0-litre diesel engines ensures running costs are kept under control - that is, if you think a diesel engine could suit your needs.

FORD GALAXY BUYERS' GUIDE

4. Ford Kuga

Largest Ford SUV

Used deals from £19,999
Monthly finance from £329*

The Kuga is currently the largest Ford SUV available brand new in the UK. Although it is a lot smaller than some of their offerings in the US, the Kuga still provides plenty of space for its five occupants and their luggage, but there is no option for seven seats.

The latest Kuga is bigger than its predecessor, with sliding rear seats that can be moved to either prioritise legroom for passengers in the back or boot space. If you slide the seats forward you will have 526 litres of boot space at your disposal. If you opt for one of the hybrid models, the on-board battery does intrude into this space and reduces capacity by around 50 litres, which isn’t too bad when compared to some hybrid rivals.

On the subject of hybrids, there are multiple setups available with the Kuga - you can have a traditional petrol or diesel, a mild hybrid, a so-called 'self-charging' hybrid or a plug-in hybrid. If you are planning to use the car for towing, the petrol and diesel models can tow between 1,500kg and 2,100kg depending on the size and power. Even the Kuga PHEV can tow up to 1,200kg.

Inside the Kuga is a pretty typical Ford interior, it isn’t particularly exciting but is sensibly laid out. Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system is fitted as standard and includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a DAB radio, Bluetooth, and voice control. Other standard tech include keyless start, automatic lights, wireless phone charging, sat-nav, cruise control and a heated windscreen.

READ MORE ABOUT THE FORD KUGA

5. Ford Tourneo Custom

Largest Ford van-based people carrier


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While Ford is well-known for its range of people carriers designed from the ground up as passenger cars, it also offers more affordable - and super-practical - options based on its van models.

There are three van-based models in the current line-up: the smaller Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier, and this, the largest Tourneo Custom. The Tourneo Custom is based on the commercial van of the same name, which is itself a stylish spin-off from the Transit van line-up designed to appeal to self-employed types looking for a van with a sporty design and feel.

The Tourneo Custom is massive by people carrier standards with up to nine seats - if you pick the dual front passenger seat option - and an enormous capacity for luggage. Even with every seat occupied, there’s a mighty 1,323 litres of load volume, and folding down the two back rows gives you 6,000 litres. Remember, there are other nine-seater van-based people carriers available, too. Yes, the Tourneo Custom is huge - even compared with the Galaxy above.

It looks great and drives surprisingly well too, although you do have to put up with more engine, wind and road noise than you’d expect in a Ford Galaxy or S-Max people carrier.

6. Ford Ranger Double Cab

Largest Ford pick-up

Used deals from £17,980
Monthly finance from £423*

Back in the day, Ford used to make pick-up truck versions of popular family cars like the Escort and Sierra, but nowadays there’s only one model in the UK line-up. The Ford Ranger competes in the competitive 4x4 double-cab pick-up sector against rivals such as the VW Amarok, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi L200 and Toyota Hilux.

While all are good honest workhorses, manufacturers long ago cottoned on to the fact that company car tax breaks for commercial vehicles created an opportunity to spec-up their pick-ups as desirable work and leisure lifestyle cars. They’re family-friendly thanks to the four-door, five-seat configurations, and the formula demands rufty-tufty styling with big bumpers and oversized wheels, lots of chrome and a four-door extended cabin with plenty of tech. Oh, and a pick-up bed at the rear that’s good for a one-tonne load on a Euro pallet.

Another selling point for the Ranger is that it's large in another way - it can wade through deeper water than pretty much anything this side of a Land Rover Defender. The Ranger is able to drive through water up to 800mm deep, which should help it to deal with most flooded roads without fuss. Check out the cars that can drive through the deepest water here.

FORD RANGER BUYERS' GUIDE

7. Ford Transit

Largest Ford van

Used deals from £15,995
Monthly finance from £377*

The Ford Transit has been around so long its name has become almost as generic in white van terms as Hoover has for anything that vacuum cleans a carpet.

It’s no 1960s relic though, as constant development has kept the Transit at the head of the pack throughout its long life. Nowadays, the Transit is easier to drive than ever, well-equipped with an array of safety and cabin tech, and comes in a mind-boggling selection of lengths, heights, door options and features.

It’s Ford’s biggest van, and you can get one in gross vehicle weights ranging from 2.9 tonnes to 4.7 tonnes. Load space varies from 9.6 cubic metres to 15.1 cubic metres, and body styles include the common panel van, minibuses, chassis cabs and flatbeds with dropsides.

To confuse the issue a little more, Ford has also extended its Transit name to smaller models such as the Transit CourierTransit Connect, and Transit Custom, but when it comes to size the plain old 'Transit' is what you want.

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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