Ford scoops triple win at Honest John Awards

JonathanMay 24, 2013

Ford drove off with a clutch of top gongs at the Honest John Awards, winning in three different sectors. Its Fiesta, Mondeo and C-MAX models all emerged top of their categories as voted by ordinary drivers.

Decided by users of the Honest John website, the awards are split into 14 main categories, from city car to sports car and everything in between. The Ford Fiesta was named the most popular small hatchback, while the Mondeo and C-MAX won out in the large family car and MPV categories respectively.

Dan Harrison, editor of, said: “Ford has picked up an impressive haul of trophies at this year’s awards, across a wide range of models. Fiesta remains one of the most popular cars on the site thanks to its smart looks and keen running costs. It’s a similar story for C-MAX, which so cleverly meets the needs of families. The Mondeo may be in line for replacement soon, but it remains a steadfast favourite.”

Anthony Ireson, Ford Britain marketing director, welcomed the awards for three of the company’s most popular models. He pointed a range of new features and innovations that is helping the three keep ahead of the market.

“The stylish Fiesta has exciting new technology and is now available with the award winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Mondeo enjoys a new series and powertrain line-up with reduced CO2 emissions, while our versatile and well specified C-MAX Titanium X is proving a hit with retail buyers. It’s great to see them grabbing the headlines,” he said.

Lease any of the models from UK Carline. The Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 3dr boasts enviable fuel consumption figures of 65.7 mpg, while producing 99g/km in CO2 emissions.

Ford C-max Diesel Estate 1.6 TDCi Titanium 5dr offers similarly impressive fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for a vehicle of its size and power. At 62.8 mpg and 117g/km, it is ideal for a green fleet.

But to travel in genuine style and comfort, a business car lease on the Ford Mondeo Estate 1.6 EcoBoost Zetec Business Edition 5dr [SS] is the answer. Boasting a six-speed gear box and 16-valve Zetec engine, it’s perfect for cruising between appointments. Fuel consumption is a stunning 44.1 mpg, while emissions come in at 149 g/km.

Ford wasn’t the only car manufacturer to score a hat-trick at the Honest John Awards; Volkswagen also drove off with three honours.

The up! claimed the award for most popular city car, the new Golf took the prize for small family car while the Golf Cabriolet was named top convertible.

Commenting on the new golf, Mr Harrison described it as “pretty much a faultless family hatchback”. He added: “The Golf review only went live on the site at the beginning of the year so that makes the achievement of being the most popular small family car in the 2013 awards even more impressive, especially as it outperformed last year’s

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