Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Unfortunately, the Scorpio was never crash tested by Euro NCAP, but its rigid body feels tough enough to protect passengers in moderate impacts and withstand minor prangs. They are not particularly high on thieves’ priorities, either – which is possibly an indication of how gaudy those headlights and grille really are – though the immobiliser and alarm should act as a decent deterrent, too.

The Scorpio is well suited to motorway cruising – capable of sitting at 70mph for the length and breadth of the country – but it’s not as competent in and around the city, and although the boot offers sufficient load space, the Saloon doesn’t provide the same rear versatility as the roomier Estate model. The great level of equipment is a bonus, too, with the self-levelling rear suspension, electric mirrors and lumbar adjustment.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Scorpio Saloon (95-99).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Metallic Paint

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Ghia optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint

Ghia X equipment

Ghia X standard equipment
  • Metallic Paint
Ghia X optional equipment
None available

Ultima equipment

Ultima standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Ultima optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint