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  • Launched in 2014
  • Large family car
  • Diesel, Hybrid, Petrol
  • Launch year
    2014
  • Body type
    Large family car
  • Fuel type
    Diesel, Hybrid, Petrol

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Big, comfy and affordably priced

Best bits

  • Strong cruising refinement 
  • Roomy interior 
  • Tidy handling 

Not so great

  • Narrow engine range
  • Scratchy interior plastics
  • Bumpy ride quality on ST-Line cars

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Ford Mondeo Driving

Overall verdict

Ford Mondeo Interior

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How much does it cost to run

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Prices, versions and specification

Overall verdict

"The Mondeo used to be the jewel in Ford's crown. It was a common sight on British motorways, business parks and suburban streets. However tastes change, and where once every family had a big saloon, Ford now sells far more SUVs than conventional family cars, and company car buyers all go for posh premium cars."

Ford Mondeo Driving

That means the current model (introduced in 2014) has seen a sharp decline, and a major overhaul in 2019 repositioned it as an affordable, well-equipped and no-nonsense alternative to the usual executive suspects.


With new prices starting under £25,000 and used models from just a fifth of that, it certainly nails the first part of its brief. The Zetec trim comes with all the kit a busy commuter would want, while mid-spec Titanium spec includes a leather interior, electrically adjustabl and heated front seats.


The Mondeo's available in three body styles, with most being sold as a five-door hatchback or roomier estate (which we've reviewed separately). A four-door saloon is also offered, featuring a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.


Unlike the Passat GTE and Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrids, you don't need to charge the Mondeo to keep its tiny battery topped up, but its limited capacity means it's not as efficient as rivals, nor does it have a low BIK rate.


Even the five-door is seriously practical, with room for five adults, a big boot and lots of on-board storage. It's not the best load-lugger in the class (that honour goes to Skoda's Superb) but it'll cope well with family duty.

Nevertheless, its massive dimensions do make it trickier to park and manoeuvre in town than its key rivals.


It's nice to drive, especially in its natural habitat munching up motorway miles, where its refined engines and a supple-yet-controlled ride really shine through. As long as you avoid the stiffer ST-Line cars with their big wheels, you'll get a car that glides over poorer surfaces, but can still tackle corners in a neat and tidy fashion.


Previously the Mondeo was offered with a wide variety of engines, from a tiny 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol to an 'ST' performance model with 240PS, but in 2020 Ford cut the range to a pair of diesels, and the hybrid. 

 

On the diesel side, there’s a 2.0-litre engine with either 150PS or 190PS, with the most powerful version coming with the option of four-wheel drive and a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. The lesser model has a six-speed manual, but we actually prefer its precise shifting to the rather dim-witted automatic.


For the vast majority of buyers, the low-powered diesel will be sufficient. It's smooth, punchy in gear thanks to a healthy 350Nm of torque, and has fairly low running costs. If you do want petrol, you'll be buying used.


While the engine range has been modernised, the interior feels like it was left behind. A drab layout, low-rent materials and dated infotainment system would be high on our list of reasons to pass over this car. While it's comfortable behind the wheel, visibility is not great, and despite low pricing, it feels cheaper than it really is.


There's still merit to the Mondeo, if its abilities align closely with the needs of your everyday life, but whether as a company car, a hybrid, and even just a bargain, there are many others which outshine it due to its age.


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Ford Mondeo

2.0 Hybrid ST-Line Edition 4dr Auto

  • 2020
  • 20,225 miles
  • Perrys Ford Mansfield
  • Nottinghamshire, NG184GF
Price:£21,999
PCP: £408.87/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 37 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £408.87, Customer Deposit: £3,299.00, Total Deposit: £3,299.85, Optional Final Payment: £9,334.00, Total Charge For Credit: £5,354.17, Total Amount Payable: £27,353.17, Representative APR: 12.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 6.6%, Excess Mileage Charge: 15ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Ford Mondeo

2.0 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr Auto

  • 2015
  • 20,299 miles
  • Sandicliffe FordStore Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire, NG72SZ
Price:£14,489
HP: £394.38/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 36 Monthly Payments: £394.38, Customer Deposit: £2,173.00, Total Deposit: £2,173.35, Total Charge For Credit: £1,882.03, Total Amount Payable: £16,371.03, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.09%

Is the Ford Mondeo right for you?

The writing is on the wall for cars like the Mondeo. Most business users would rather spend a little more a month to get into something with a premium badge, while those seeking space and usability will pick an SUV.


With such a narrow engine range, it'll really only suit buyers who do a lot of motorway miles, and can make good use of its impressive refinement, pliant suspension and reasonably parsimonious fuel economy figures.


It has a boot big enough to rival some estates, and generous standard equipment, but its iffy interior quality and dated infotainment system mean it's easier to justify as a used car bargain than a brand new purchase.


Make no mistake, this is a very pleasant car to do long journeys in, but its awkward size limits its usability in more congested settings. If you want a fuel-sipping hybrid, a wide range of plug-rivals do a far better job too.


What's the best Ford Mondeo model/engine to choose?

Let's start with which one to avoid. The Mondeo Hybrid is a lacklustre, joyless thing to drive that's heavy, less practical than the standard car (it's only available as a four-door saloon), pricier, and not very efficient either.


If you're a company car driver who just needs something efficient and refined - without feeling compromised on the road - we'd politely hand you a brochure for the Toyota Corolla saloon and let nature take its course.


With that off our chests, we think the less powerful 2.0-litre diesel with a manual gearbox is the best option. It's smooth and punchy, with relatively low running costs, and most important of all, it's great value for money.


For newer models, you can't go wrong with Zetec trim. It has the comfiest ride, all the essential equipment for the daily grind, and it's the most affordable to buy and insure. However, if you're buying used then it’s worth searching out the Titanium version, since it comes with some nice creature comforts, yet is still comfortable.


What other cars are similar to the Ford Mondeo?

If all you need is efficient company car for racking up the miles, the smaller Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series both feel twice as expensive inside, can match the big Ford for refinement, and comes as efficient plug-in hybrids.


For those family buyers who need as much space as possible, Skoda's Superb is impossible to beat. It's got a gigantic boot, acres of passenger spaces, and while it's a little pricier, features a nicer cabin that's worth it.


None of those rivals can compete with the Mondeo's lengthy equipment list and keen pricing, but a Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport certainly can. Remarkably, in most trims it's even cheaper than the Ford, with a wider engine range that still includes petrols for lower mileage drivers, and a 1.6-litre diesel with 60mpg+ potential.


Buyers looking for a little more style should consider the pricier Mazda 6 or Peugeot 508, both cut a fine shape on the driveway, and the Mazda is good fun on the right road.


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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Do they still make the Ford Mondeo?

Yes. The American version of the Mondeo, called the Fusion, was discontinued in 2018, but a replacement has been confirmed. It’ll be a raised crossover, and is likely to arrive in 2021.

Dan Powell

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Where is the Ford Mondeo made?

The previous generation of the Mondeo was built in Genk, Belgium. The latest model is now produced in Valencia, Spain, and has been since 2014, and there is a Russian plant as well.

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How efficient is the Mondeo hybrid?

The Mondeo Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) is not the most modern or efficient of hybrid cars. Still, on its smallest 17-inch wheels the four-door emits 98g/km and can return over 50mpg. That CO2 figure rises as high as 113g/km on the HEV estate with larger 19-inch alloys fitted.

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How reliable is the Ford Mondeo?

Mondeos do not enjoy a lofty position at the top of reliability surveys, but are far from the worst performers. Two recalls have been issued, one for faulty headlights that can cut out suddenly, and the other for a leaky battery that can catch fire. Check that it’s been fixed.

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