Though the rise of crossovers and SUVs might have taken sales from cars like the Ford Mondeo in recent times, this large model remains a compelling option.
Offering a great combination of value and practicality, the Mondeo is also good to drive and impressively comfortable as well. There’s also the fact you can choose it as a saloon, large hatchback and estate, too.
So if you’re considering the Mondeo, here’s what you need to know.
What powertrains are available?
Ford has slimmed down its Mondeo range in recent years, and today there’s just the option of one diesel and an appealing hybrid powertrain.
Let’s start with the electrified option, which combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and small battery. In total, it produces 184bhp, with power being delivered by a CVT automatic gearbox. The sprint to 60mph takes nine seconds, while returning a claimed 50.4mpg. CO2 emissions of 127g/km are the lowest in the Mondeo range, too.
Next is a turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel, which is available with outputs of 148bhp or 187bhp. The former comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, though the more powerful option is available with the choice of an eight-speed automatic transmission as well. The 148bhp diesel is also the most efficient Mondeo in the range on paper, with Ford claiming it will return up to 56.5mpg.
What trim levels are offered?
Four trim levels are available on the Mondeo, with equipment highlights and pricing as follows.
Zetec Edition – from £25,565
All Mondeos come with a generous amount of standard kit, with highlights including 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation. You also get dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control and a heated windscreen. Standard safety kit also includes traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist.
Titanium Edition – from £25,905
Upgrading to the Titanium Edition adds leather seats, heated front seats and keyless entry. You also get a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and larger 18-inch alloy wheels.
ST-Line Edition – from £28,205
Building on the Titanium, the ST-Line Edition is the sportiest-looking Mondeo in the range – gaining a sports styling kit, rear privacy glass and 19-inch alloy wheels with red brake callipers. Other features include leather and suede sports seats, a perforated leather steering wheel and sportier suspension setup.
Vignale – from £32,895
Sitting at the top of the range, the Vignale aims to bring a bit more luxury to the Mondeo, with its perforated leather upholstery, with massaging and ventilated front seats. It also comes with an electric boot, heated steering wheel, reversing camera and Sony sound system. In terms of styling tweaks, it comes with different 19-inch alloy wheels, a unique grille and adaptive LED headlights.
What about personalisation?
While personalisation might not be the Mondeo’s greatest strength, there’s still plenty of choice available.
For starters, there are three different body styles – saloon, hatchback and estate – to choose from, while all trim levels gain a slightly different look. There are plenty of colour options on offer, too, including Lucid Red, Chrome Blue and Magnetic Grey.
In terms of more standard kit, the optional Driver Assistance Pack could be worth choosing, as this adds park assist, adaptive cruise control and a reversing camera. A panoramic roof is also an appealing option though is quite expensive at £995.Enquire on a new Ford Mondeo