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What is it?
The Mondeo comes as a large five door hatchback, a five-door estate and a hybrid four-door saloon. There are four trim levels and six engine choices plus the hybrid. This fourth-generation Mondeo was introduced in 2014.
What is the Ford Mondeo like to drive?
This latest Mondeo is more civilised than the last - which itself was hardly lacking - mixing a comfortable driving position with a supple ride and good noise suppression, making long journeys painless. As with every past Mondeo, this latest version handles very capably, and it’s easy to drive, too. The three diesel engines mix strong pulling power with good economy, the 1.6 providing the best mix of the two, the more powerful 2.0 delivering plenty of punch. Among the petrol engines the 1.5 turbo is a more convincing all-rounder than the 1.0 three-cylinder turbo, while the 240hp 2.0 turbo delivers sporting performance even with its standard-fit six-speed automatic. The 2.0 diesel and 1.5 petrol are particularly quiet.
What engines are available?
There are six Mondeo engines, plus a petrol hybrid. The diesels start with a 115hp 1.6 TDCI and include 2.0 TDCIs of 150hp and 180hp. Petrol engines include a downsized three cylinder 125hp 1.0T Ecoboost, 160hp 1.5T and a 240hp 2.0T, all of these turbocharged. The 2.0 hybrid develops 187hp. All models apart from the 240hp petrol automatic come with six-speed transmissions as standard, Ford’s Power Shift automatic available on the 150hp 2.0 TDCI, a six-speed auto optional on the 1.5T. All versions have engine stop-start.
What are the key standard features of the Ford Mondeo?
The entry-level Mondeo Style comes with SYNC 2 infotainment with 8in touchscreen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, dual-zone air conditioning, remote central locking, electric front windows, trip computer, electric parking brake with hill-hold assist, DAB radio/CD player, electric heated door mirrors, leather steering wheel, four-way adjustable steering column, driver’s seat height adjuster, 16in alloys. Estate: roof rails, tonneau cover.
- Zetec (over Style): powerfold door mirrors, exterior styling enhancements, heated windscreen, electric rear windows, cruise control, front foglights, rear cabin air conditioning, passenger seat height and lumbar adjusters, ski-hatch, leather gearknob.
- Titanium (over Zetec): sat nav, auto lights and wipers, traffic sign recognition, lane-departure warning, sports seats, ambient lighting, TFT instruments, 17in alloys (16in for Econetic and Hybrid).
- Titanium X (over Titanium): dynamic LED headlights, leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats, keyless entry, rear privacy glass.
What are the key options?
Winter pack, load management system (estate), two sat nav grades, inflatable rear seatbelts, panoramic sunroof, (power sunroof Hybrid), heated windscreen, dynamic LED headlights, power tailgate, keyless entry, self-levelling suspension (estate only), front and rear parking sensors, active parallel and perpendicular parking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, rear-view camera, lane-keeping with traffic sign recognition, heated steering wheel.
How spacious is the Ford Mondeo?
This is a big car with plenty of space front and rear, even if the hatchback’s fastback roofline is slightly confining. Both hatch and estate have big boots, and both are easy to load. The rear seats fold on both hatch and estate to provide impressive loadbays. On-board oddments storage is very good.
What will it cost to run?
CO2 emissions range from 94g/km for the 1.6 TDCI Econetic hatchback to 174g/km for the 240hp 2.0T petrol auto estate. The lowest emission petrol is the 119g/km 1.0T, and the Hybrid scores 99g/km. Official combined fuel consumption ranges from 78.5mpg for the 1.6 TDCI hatch to 37.7mpg for the 240hp 2.0T auto estate. The Hybrid returns 67.3mpg, the manual 150hp 2.0 TDCI Econetic hatch 68.9mpg. Benefit-in-kind exposure ranges from 12% for the 2.0 Hybrid to 27% for the 240hp 2.0T auto estate. The 1.6 TDCI diesel Econetic attracts BIK at 14%, the 180hp 2.0 TDCI BIK at 19%.
What safety features does it have?
Seven airbags, antilock brakes, ESP anti-skid control and an alarm are standard. The Mondeo achieved a five star NCAP safety rating. Optional features include inflatable rear seatbelts, lane departure warning, and active city stop. There are Isofix attachment points for two child seats in the rear and power child locks.
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