More useful than the biggest estates, and good to drive. Avoid the SUV rat-race.
Big, comfy and tech-heavy, but plain and ultimately unremarkable.
More grown up and all the better for it. Priced very keenly too - it's a smart shout.
Not as far behind the Ford Focus as you might think. Vauxhall's facelifted hatch is a very competent thing... but an all-new one lurks around the corner.
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.