Buyer’s guide to the Ford Mondeo

Buyer’s guide to the Ford Mondeo

In the Mondeo market? Here's our guide...

For over 25 years, the Ford Mondeo has been a commonplace sight on UK roads — and it’s recently been treated to a refresh of its fifth-generation form. With tweaked powertrains, a revised look and more tech than ever before, there’s plenty to lust after on this car. In the market? Here’s what you need to know…

What engines are available?

As to be expected from a real competitor in the family car market, the Ford Mondeo offers strong petrol and diesel powertrains. It does also have a trick up its sleeve over most rivals, though — an optional hybrid powertrain.

In terms of petrol offerings, there’s just the one — a 1.5-litre EcoBoost developing 163bhp and can be speci with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic.

In terms of diesels, there are two 2.0-litre offerings. The first produces 148bhp and can be paired to a six-speed manual or eight speed automatic gearbox and following that is a 187bhp offering that’s mated to an eight-speed manual.

As for that hybrid, it pairs a 2.0-litre petrol up to an electric system to develop 184bhp and sends power via a CVT transmission. 

What trim options are on offer?

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There’s a comprehensive range of trims available for the Ford Mondeo, and here’s what each consists of:

Zetec Edition

17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, Power folding door mirrors with puddle light, Front and rear parking sensors, Sync 3 with eight-inch colour touchscreen, pre-collision assist with AEB and pedestrian and cyclist detection, cruise control with adjustable speed limiter, Quickclear heated front windscreen, leather wrapped steering wheel

Titanium Edition

Features from Zetec Edition + 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with auto high beam, rain sensing front windscreen wipers, premium leather seats in Ebony leather, 10-inch TFT cluster display, 10-way driver & passenger power seats, heated front seats, multi-colour ambient lighting, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, keyless entry

ST-Line Edition

Features from Titanium edition + 19-inch alloy wheels, ST-Line styling, rear privacy glass, partial leather sports front seats with red stitching, stainless steel finish scuff plates with 'ST-Line' logo, front and rear deluxe carpet floor mats with red stitching, sports suspension


Features from Titanium edition + 19-inch alloy wheels, Vignale-specific styling, adaptive LED headlamps, rear privacy glass, power tailgate, premium leather, heated steering wheel, rear-view camera, front door scuff plates with Vignale script, front and rear luxury velours carpet floor mats, active noise control

What about personalisation?

Personalisation options on the Mondeo are fairly limited, but there is some choice for those wanting to stand out a bit. In terms of body colours, there’s a wide range of darker shades to choose from, though brighter colours such as Chrome Blue and Ruby Red are available for an extra cost.

Though all versions, excluding Zetec Edition, have a full black leather interior for no extra cost, ST-Line Edition customers can spec a partial-leather option instead.

As for accessories, a panoramic roof is available in the options list, as are alternatively-styled 19-inch alloy wheels on ST-Line Edition that can house red-painted brake callipers. Black mirror caps are available too.

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