Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) Review
Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) At A Glance
Very good to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge boot. Reasonable value. Efficient ECOnetic and EcoBoost models.
Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top model list prices quite high new.
Like most modern cars, the Ford Mondeo has grown in size to be bigger - and in this case better - than before. It's also more comfortable, refined and well equipped than ever, making the third generation Ford Mondeo a popular choice among savvy buyers.
The practical hatchback version boasts a huge boot, but there's also a saloon and a cavernous estate available. Whichever you go for, you'll be rewarded with a high quality and well built car that's great to drive, quiet and powered by a range of engines that offer everything from strong performance to outright economy.
It's so good that it's a genuine alternative to far more expensive cars from premium makes such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but you'll get far more car for your money, albeit without the associated image kudos the German brands enjoy.
The top versions are amazingly well equipped and have a luxury feel inside, while the entry-level models are superb value for money. It even looks good.
In fact, there's very little to fault with this Mondeo, which is why it's one of our favourite cars. In 2009, the ECOnetic versions were launched which major on efficiency and low emissions. The 2.0 TDCI model has an impressive claimed fuel economy of 54.3mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2.
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On the inside of an Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015)
It's big both outside and inside. As big as the old Granada Scorpio, yet with a lot more rear seat head and legroom and a massive 540 litre boot. It actually feels bigger inside than the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E Class.
It's also very comfortable, with superb seats you never have to readjust. It has excellent ride quality. The roadholding and handling are terrific. And both engines we tried were very strong too.
If Audi, BMW and Mercedes owners drove it without knowing what it was, most would think it was a better car. But as soon as they found out it was a Ford, badge snobbery and the fear of massive depreciation would start getting in the way.
Ford has addressed that by raising specification levels, reducing ‘list' prices and cutting fleet discounts. Instead of churning out fields of LXs for rental fleets they are concentrating on high spec cars to order. There are so many combinations and options that no two Mondeos in the 50,000 a year Ford expects to sell in the UK need be exactly alike.
And the production line in Genk, Belgium, is so flexible, it can instantly switch between Mondeo saloons, Mondeo hatchbacks, Mondeo estates, S-Max and Galaxys. Currently producing 860 a day it can be ramped up to 1,200 a day.All new Mondeos feature innovations such as Ford's patented Easyfuel system that very cleverly prevents a narrow petrol pump nozzle fitting the wider orifice of a diesel car. (The fatter diesel pump nozzle hits a circular lock-ring that opens the flap.)
All have strong safety features including Electronic Stability Programme with Electronic Brake Assist, Intelligent Protection System with driver knee and full-length side curtain airbags, active headrests on the front seats, emergency hazard warning lights that activate if you brake hard.
Basic spec also includes electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, follow-me-home lights, 'Smart' screen wipers that automatically switch down one setting at speeds of less than 2km/h, trip computer, air-conditioning, driver's seat adjustable lumbar support, front and rear armrests and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm.
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Driving Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015)
What's the Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) like to drive?
The cars we drove were either 220PS 2.5T petrol or 140PS 2.0 turbodiesels. Production began on 27th March. Automatics will start coming off the lines by June, together with 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol and 1.8 diesel engines. A few months later we'll start to see the new chain-cam 161PS 2.3 petrol auto. And early next year we'll get Ford's version of the Ford/PSA 2.2 litre twin-turbo diesel with manual or automatic transmissions.
The ‘220' PS 2.5T actually puts out 217PS on 95 Ron petrol or 230PS on 98-99Ron Super. It's the same engine as the Focus ST 220 (so easily Bluefinnable to 260PS +). And as standard it gives the car a 0-60 of 7.2 seconds and a top speed: 152mph. Rather quicker than the old Scorpio 24v, and even on Ghia X spec 17" wheels with standard suspension the chassis is more than capable of handling it. Quick, yet limo-like at the same time.
You can switch off the standard ESP at any speed and it stays off. You can specify and Interactive Vehicle Damping System that gives you three levels of damping: comfort, normal and sport. And though sport suspension can be specified on its own, IVDC with 17" wheels rather than 18s is a good option at £650.
We tried a 140PS diesel estate fitted with this combination and it gave the best of all worlds. Soft and comfortable in town at the expense of fairly severe roll angles with increased understeer and tyre squeal when cornering. Yet tight and controlled on ‘Sport'. Really, the Ford/PSA 2.0 litre diesel is a smarter choice of engine too. It's punchy enough, yet pulls a relaxed 35mph per 1,000rpm in 5th, and if you're driving normally you'll easily achieve fuel economy in the mid 40s.
You might want to wait for the 2.2 litre twin-turbo diesel arriving next year. But the 2.0 litre diesel is really more than good enough for most drivers. And I'll be very interested to try the automatic when it arrives in June/July.
I guess the car that's going to feel the heat from the new Mondeo most intensely is the VW Passat. Mondeos were always better drivers' cars, yet Passats managed to portray an illusion of quality that gave them higher used values. The new Mondeo not only leaves the Passat eating dust, it feels better built as well.
|1.6 EcoBoost||44 mpg||9.3 s||149 g/km|
|1.6 EcoBoost Start-Stop||44 mpg||9.3 s||149 g/km|
|1.6 TDCi Start-Stop||66–67 mpg||11.9 s||109–112 g/km|
|1.6 Ti-VCT||42–42 mpg||12.3 s||156 g/km|
|1.6i||38–39 mpg||-||170–177 g/km|
|1.6i 110||39 mpg||-||170 g/km|
|1.6T EcoBoost||44 mpg||9.3 s||149 g/km|
|1.6T EcoBoost Start-Stop||44 mpg||9.3 s||149 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi||49–50 mpg||10.7 s||149–154 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi 100||50 mpg||-||149 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi 6-speed||49 mpg||-||154 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi ECOnetic||53 mpg||-||139 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi||48–54 mpg||-||139–156 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 115||53 mpg||11.2 s||139 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 140||48–63 mpg||9.5 s||119–156 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 140 PowerShift||50–54 mpg||10.2 s||136–149 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 163||50–63 mpg||8.9–9.5 s||119–149 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 163 PowerShift||50–54 mpg||9.5 s||136–149 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi ECOnetic||54 mpg||-||139 g/km|
|2.0i||36 mpg||9.9 s||184–189 g/km|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel||36 mpg||-||189 g/km|
|2.0T EcoBoost PowerShift||37–37 mpg||7.5–7.9 s||179 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi||46 mpg||-||165 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi 200||44–47 mpg||8.1–8.4 s||159–173 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi 200 Automatic||44 mpg||8.4 s||173 g/km|
|2.5T||30 mpg||-||222 g/km|
Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||1435–1613 kg|
|Boot Space||528–1448 L|
|Standard||Full-size spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||B–K|
|Official MPG||30.4–67.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until January 2015
On sale until January 2014
|Graphite 1.6 TDCi 115 Start/Stop 5dr||£18,195||67.3 mpg||11.9 s|
|Graphite 1.6 Ti-VCT 120 5dr||£15,995||42.2 mpg||12.3 s|
|Graphite 1.6T Eco Boost 160 Start/Stop 5dr||£16,995||44.1 mpg||9.3 s|
|Graphite 2.0 TDCi 140 5dr||£18,195||62.8 mpg||9.5 s|
On sale until March 2013
On sale until January 2012
|2.0 TDCi (163ps) Zetec 5dr||£21,495||53.3 mpg||8.9 s|
|2.0 TDCi (163ps) Zetec Powershift 5dr Auto||£22,995||50.4 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.0i Edge 5dr||£18,295||35.8 mpg||9.9 s|
|2.0i Titanium 5dr||£20,695||35.8 mpg||9.9 s|
|2.0i Titanium X 5dr||£22,695||35.8 mpg||9.9 s|
|2.0i Zetec 5dr||£19,095||35.8 mpg||9.9 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium 5dr||£24,195||47.1 mpg||8.1 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium Automatic 5dr||£25,695||43.5 mpg||8.4 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium X 5dr||£26,195||47.1 mpg||8.1 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium X Automatic 5dr||£27,695||43.5 mpg||8.4 s|
On sale until July 2011
|1.8 TDCi Edge+ 5dr||£18,383||49.6 mpg||10.7 s|
|1.8 TDCi Titanium+ 5dr||£20,425||49.6 mpg||10.7 s|
On sale until March 2011
|2.0 TDCi (115ps) Edge 5dr||£19,095||53.3 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0 TDCi (115ps) Zetec 5dr||£20,195||53.3 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Titanium X Sport 5dr||£26,295||53.3 mpg||9.5 s|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Titanium X Sport Powershift 5dr Auto||£27,795||50.4 mpg||10.2 s|
On sale until July 2010
|2.0 EcoBoost Titanium X Sport 5dr Auto||£25,795||36.6 mpg||-|
On sale until May 2010
|1.8 TDCi Edge 5dr||£18,295||50.4 mpg||-|
On sale until March 2010
|1.8 TDCi Zetec 5dr||£18,945||50.4 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport 5dr||£25,895||53.2 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport 5dr Auto||£25,895||50.4 mpg||-|
On sale until December 2009
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Edge 4dr||£21,957||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Edge 4dr Auto||£21,957||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Ghia 4dr||£24,256||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Ghia 4dr Auto||£24,256||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Titanium 4dr||£24,256||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Titanium 4dr Auto||£24,256||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Titanium X 4dr||£26,811||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Titanium X 4dr Auto||£26,811||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Zetec 4dr||£22,724||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Zetec 4dr Auto||£22,724||-||-|
|2.0i Edge 4dr||£20,270||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Ghia 4dr||£22,569||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Zetec 4dr||£21,036||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCI Ghia 4dr||£24,767||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCI Titanium 4dr||£24,767||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCi Titanium X 4dr||£27,321||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.5T Ghia 4dr||£25,123||30.4 mpg||-|
|2.5T Titanium 4dr||£25,123||30.4 mpg||-|
|2.5T Titanium X 4dr||£27,678||30.4 mpg||-|
On sale until October 2008
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Edge 5dr||£17,195||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Flexi-Fuel Ghia 5dr||£19,445||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Titanium X 5dr||£21,945||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.3i Edge 5dr Auto||£18,695||-||-|
|1.6i Edge 4dr||£16,695||38.2 mpg||-|
|1.6i Zetec 4dr||£17,695||38.2 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi (6-spd) Edge 4dr||£17,995||48.7 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Edge 4dr||£17,795||50.4 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Ghia 4dr||£20,245||48.7 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Titanium 4dr||£20,245||48.7 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Titanium X 4dr||£22,745||48.7 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Zetec 4dr||£18,995||48.7 mpg||-|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Edge 4dr||£17,195||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.3i Edge 4dr Auto||£18,695||-||-|
|2.3i Ghia 4dr Auto||£20,945||-||-|
|2.3i Titanium 4dr Auto||£20,945||-||-|
|2.3i Titanium X 4dr Auto||£23,445||-||-|
|2.3i Zetec 4dr Auto||£19,695||-||-|
On sale until October 2007
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Edge 5dr Auto||£18,695||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Ghia 5dr Auto||£20,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Titanium 5dr Auto||£20,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Titanium X 5dr Auto||£22,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Zetec 5dr Auto||£19,695||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Edge 4dr Auto||£18,695||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Ghia 4dr Auto||£20,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Titanium 4dr Auto||£20,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Titanium X 4dr Auto||£22,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Zetec 4dr Auto||£19,695||-||-|
- 5 STAR NCAP OCCUPANT SAFETY AWARD. 35 points for adult occupant protection, the maximum rating awarded by Euro NCAP. Mondeo also achieved a very good 4-star rating for child occupant protection, and 2-star for pedestrian protection.
- Mondeo won two of five classes in Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards. Mondeo Zetec hatchback performed best in the £16,000-£20,000 class while the Mondeo Titanium X Estate won the £25,000-£32,000 class. The Mondeo Titanium X Estate then went on to be awarded overall Towcar of the Year 2008.
- European Car of the Year 2008 2nd runner up.
- 16-6-2011: Mondeo Estate 2.0TDCI 163 Titanium Powershift voted Practical Caravan and 'What Car' 1,575kg-1,724kg Towcar of the Year.
- High 189g/km CO2 from 2.0 diesel automatic estate.
- Complaints that on 2007 and early 2008 Mondeos the boot lid pours water into the boot compartment if lifted after/during rain. The fix is a rubber seal going all the way round the boot. All the water that sits at the bottom of the window now floods down the sides of the window and drops a short distance at the top of the boot and flows down the side gutters. This fix was applied from some time in 2008 production.
- Complaint that windows pour water inside the car when opened if there is water on the roof (eg at a car park if car has been standing in rain). This is compounded by the top of the window overhanging the driver's seat so you actually get a very wet leg.
- Complaint that in heavy rain, water/spray is blown up onto the side windows rendering the driver and passenger side door mirrors virtually useless.
- Bluetooth voice control option doesn't interact with the Sony radio very well (voice commands not always recognised), and only works if the radio is turned on.
- Rear bumper top plastic prone to damage from loading boot.
- ECU mapping fault on 2.2 diesel apparently to be cured by the end of June 2008.
What to watch out for
One report of steering lock apparently "locking" during normal cornering. Under investigation. May simply have been a temporary loss of power assistance.
One report of repeated engine cut-outs of 2.0 TDCI 6-speed manual.
Report of problem with keyless system of Titanium X. May not recognise the key signal (or key signal may be swamped by a more powerful signal on the same frequency) with the result that car will not start and steering wheel lock will not disengage.
One report of mysterious engine fire of 2.0 TDCI. Most melted part of the engine appeared to be the battery with the next melted parts being the wiring looms.
Poor economy and sluggish performance from the 1.8TDCI can be cured by an ECU download. There is now a a new one. The previous one ended in "LG". There is now a new one ending "LH". That's the one you need.
Strange cruise control fault on 2.2CDTI: For a moment it disengages the engine but then restarts and the traction control warning light remains illuminated. To clear the warning, the vehicle needs to be switched off. Or car powers off. The engine will stay running only whilst there is momentum in the wheels. Power steering disengages and the breaks become sluggish. The only way to restart the engine is to pull the key out of ignition and then re-start it.
On some models paint car rub off the buttons on the control panels.
20-5-2011: Rumour of a problem with 2.0 TDCI 163. When coming off a "closed" throttle there seems to be a lag in response cum hesitation before the engine picks up.Thought to be something to do with the air exit from the filter affecting the mass airflow sensor. and have a fix.
13-7-2011: One report of the oil pump drive chain of a 17,500 mile 2007 2.0 TDCI failing prematurely leading to seizing of the engine.
18-7-2011: TPMS valves on high spec Mondeos fitted with them from 2007 - 2009 seem to be failing through metal fatigue or corrosion or both.
25-10-2011: Timing belt tensioner of 2.5 litre Volvo engine in 2.5T can fail in as little as 50,000 miles, flinging off the belt and wrecking the engine, then landing the owner with a £6,000 bill.
1-2-2012: Mixed metal pressure sensing tyre valves prone to corrosion.
26-6-2012: Report of problem with stop start on 2010 Mondeo 2.0i Titanium X petrol model. On pressing the start button the systems would engage but the engine would not attempt to start and an error sign would come up stating “Engine malfunction”. If the car was operational the engine would sometimes cut out while in motion with the same fault notice and would then be either restarted or not as it saw fit. The explanation for the problem from Fords is that there has been a bulletin issued by the company advising a problem with brazing in wire joints and the initial attempt at remedy was to re-braze joints under the drivers seat following which the car was returned as fault remedied. Within a few weeks the same fault re-occurred and this time advised that there was a second bulletin advising that if the original effort had not remedied the problem then re-brazing was to be effected (presumably on the same loom of wires) this time necessitating removal of the dashboard.
4-7-2012: Dual Mass Flywheel total failure on 2009/59 2.0 TDCI at 34,000 miles. "the flywheel had given up completely - the two masses were free to rattle against each other with free movement and no spring or damping at all." Ford unsympathetic.
5-9-2012: Corrosion of a cable in the loom can disturb the lighting and the immobiliser.
16-9-2012: Powershift dual clutch automatic transmission requires fresh fluid every 3 years at a cost of £250.
12-10-2012: Sporadic hesitation reported from 2.0 TDCI 163 Powershift when exiting sideroads, similar to well known problem with DSGs. Probably a fault with the brake light switch telling the ECU that the brakes are still on when they aren't.
26-1-2013: Genk factory output spasmodic due to actions of outside suppliers over closure.
22-2-2013: Report of failure of Sony DAB radio in 2009/59 reg Mondeo Ghia. Dealer unable to fix it.
1-3-2013: 1.6 EcoBoosts need idling from hot before switching off otherwise oil in the turbo bearing and oil feed to the bearing can carbonise. Symptoms are sudden power loss and a high pitched whistling (whooshing) noise when lifting off after accelerating.
14-8-2013: DMF failed on 53k miles 2010/10 reg Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140. Quoted £464.76 to replace after £500 contribution from Ford, but advised to also fit new clutch at an additional £466.93 (Labout charged £80 par hour + VAT).
23-8-2013: Report of 2009 Modeo 2.0 TDCI Zetec. At 150,000 miles, DPF dash light kept coming on, reset twice once by main dealer but back on again within one day, other dash lights started to come on, ABS light etc. (No mention of Eolys tank being replenished.) Fuel pump replaced cost £1,300, possibly due to garage not bleeding filter correctly near rear axle (in a stupid location). Headlamp fogged up due to condensation.
31-8-2013: 2011 Mondeo Titanium X failing to start. Diagnosed as corroded ignition electrics and rewired. Now thoought to be ECU but dealer resisting warranty repair because of the cost.
3-9-2013: Turbo failed on 2010/60 2.0 TDCI Zetec estate at 30,600 miles. Due a service at 29,100, so cut price charge of replacement turbo £696 inc. rather than FoC under the Ford dealer warranty.
4-12-2013: Ford Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoosts with stop/start upgraded at some time in past 3-6 months with a more powerful battery, enhanced starter motor, neutral sensor in gearbox, clutch cylinder sensor.
11-1-2014: Powershift transmissions require a change of fluid and microfilter every 3 years or 3rd service whichever comes first. This is essential maintenance. To avoid excessive wear of the twin oil clutches it is also essential to avoid sitting in 'D' at a standstill. Change to 'N'. It's easy to shift between 'D' and 'N' and between 'N' and 'D' with a Powershift because, unlike a VAG DSG, you don't have to stamp on the footbrake to do this.
23-1-2014: Power steering rack failure reported on 2007 Mondeo 1.8 TDCI 125 at 102,000 miles. The PAS pump had failed twice before.
2-2-2014: Manifold gasket failed on 17k mile December 2012 (22 month old) Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoost and selling dealer refused to cover it under Ford's dealer warranty. Wanted £400 to replace. Advised to pay then sue using Moneyclaim.gov.uk
7-2-2014: Corrosion at base of aerial can knock out the GPS of the satnav. Costs £300 to replace the parts.
28-5-2014: 2012 Mondeo 2.2 TDCI Titanium X-Sport estate suffered interference to windows remote opening that caused them to open when a machine was started remotely on a nearby building site. More recently, the windows opned in a rain storm, suggesting that moisture had got into the windows and locking ECU inside the driver's door.
1-6-2014: 2007/57 Mondeo 2.0i needed a new catalytic converter for its latest MoT, but that's all in 50,000 miles. Not even discs and pads.
17-6-2014: 2007/57 Mondeo 2.0i needed full exhast system and cat converter, Ford dealer quoted £1,000.
24-11-2014: 9 litres of oil found in sump of 2008 Mondeo 2.0TDCI. Can only assume that either the turbo bearing oil seal failed or the engine was attemting to 'actively' regenerate the DPF too much and the excess fuel injected into the engine failed to burn so dribbled down the bores into the sump.
21-1-2015: Owner of Mondeo 1.6 Ecoboost still suffering flat battery. The battery has been totally flat 5 times since he bought the Ford Direct used car a year ago, and the Main Dealer from whom he bought the car has always maintained that he is not covering enough miles and that "all new cars are like it". This is a lie because there was an admitted problem woth Mondeo 1.6 Ecoboosts (see 4-12-2003).
7-4-2015: Timing belt of 2009/59 Mondeo 1.8TDCI snapped at 95k miles despite Ford recommendation to change it at 125k miles.
20-5-2015: Another case of DAB radio failing, this time in a 2013 Mondeo Titanium X estate purchased in January 2015. Still no solution from Ford in sights, so no alternative other than to sue the dealer for a replacement radio that works.
9-6-2015: Cruise control steering wheel switch failed on 44k mile 2009 Mondeo 2.2TDCI Titanium X.
12-8-2015: Intermittent loss of Drive reported on 2011 Mondeo Powershift failry soon after routine transmission fluid change.
30-8-2015: DMF of 2012 Mondeo failed at 17k miles. Replaced under warranty, but clutch was not replaced. Clutch failed at 29k miles after end of warranty and owner asked to pay £1,700 for replacement of DMF and clutch.
3-10-2015: DAB reception of Mondeo Titanium X estate, first registered on 01/03/14, bought used in December 2014, failed in May 2015 and the dealer has been unable to fix it for 5 months because the Ford software fix for the problem is not yet available.
26-10-2015: DPF of 2008 Mondeo 2.0TDCI automatic clogged with ash at 88,000 miles. Owner faced with choice of paying £1,297 + VAT + fitting for a new Ford OEM DPF, which allows £200 for the return of the old DPF, plus a sensor at £116.68 plus VAT. Alternatives are £285 for an aftermarket DPF fitted, including VAT, or a DIY fit aftermarket DPF for £185, including VAT, or £180 including VAT to have the old DPF (removed from the car) cleaned out, presumably by the Ceramex process or similar, warranted for 12 months.
16-12-2015: Clutch failure on 2013 Mondeo 2.0TDCI driven less than 10,000 miles. May be the clutch due to driving style, may be the clutch slave cylinder, may be the Dual Mass Flywheel.
11-2-2016: Steering rack of 60k mile 2008 Mondeo 2.2 petrol Titanium found to be disintegrating with swarf in the power steering fluid. Quoted £2,000 to replace rack, pump, pipes and fluid.
6-7-2016: Engine failure of 2013/63 Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoost led to 7 - 10 week wait for a replacement engine to be supplied and owner rtold no courtesy cars available by TrustFord dealer.
3-8-2016: Report of Sat/Nav CD /radio player not coming on, despite checking all the fuses which are okay. Also if left like this its starts draining around 1amp from the battery when car is left standing. Possibly due to the car not locking properly and the Bluetooth remaining active searching for a paired phone.
7-9-2016: Repeat failure of vacuum pump reported on 2010 Ford Mondeo diesel bought in January 2016. Failed in February 2016 and was rerplaced under warranty. Failed again in September 2016.
17-10-2016: Electrical problem reported with 2011 Mondeo 2.0SCTI EcoBoost Powershift Sport. On a few occasions the car appeared to shut down when being driven and had to be restarted with the 'starter' button, reverting back to normal and the problem not appearing again for months and couldn't be repeated. Last week owner went to start the engine from cold and "Engine Malfunction" appeared on the dashboard, followed by "Hill Launch Not available" and finally "Immobiliser Active". Two AA men got it going after 90 minutes and the verdict was the car had re-set to factory production line settings. Happened again next day, so car transported to a Ford dealer. Dealer suspected wiring loom, quoted £500 part + £300 labour + VAT to fix, but was not 100% confident that this would be the only part needing to be replaced. Dealer told owner he had replaced around 6 so far on other Mondeos. (Might merely be moisture inside a multipin connector block that shows up as a wiring fault.)
26-2-2017: Report of 2013 Mondeo with 18,000 miles potentially needing £4,800 of work to its electrical systems but even the dealer cannot figurte out precisely what. Seemed the immobilizer was active. Clearly it was something major, and as it was recently out of warranty it was going to be expensive to fix. Owner has now been told by the dealer that it may be the ABS unit, or perhaps "the cluster". Dealer technicians were unable to tell, so might have to change both units at a cost of £4,800.
6-5-2017: Ford Mondeo 2.0T Ecoboost engine failed at 28,000 miles due to melted piston crown. Owner quoted £5,300 to repair. Technician thought reason might be the fuel the car had been run on prior to purchase in October 2016. Lot of carbonisation on the pistons.
14-8-2017: Report of 95,000 mile 2009 Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI losing power assistance to the steering, accompanied by a rasping noise and the engine management light going on. Suddenly the noise stopped the engine management light went out and driver got power steering back. Drove 8 miles home no further trouble. Had not lost any PAS fluid. We think the same happened as happened above (13-7-2017). The electromechanical clutch of the a/c compressor seized solid and since it shares the same drivebelt as ther PAS pump and alternator that accounts for the rasping noise, management light and temporary lost of PAS.
11-11-2017: Report of intermittent low battery warning message appearing on instrument panel of 2013 Ford Mondeo Titanium X. Ford dealer says this warns of a low keyfob battery. Keyfob battery changed twoce and warning still appears. Happens at the railway station near to Kemble (Costswold) Airfield. Could be cause by stronger radio signals from the airfield swamping the signal from the remote.
22-11-2017: Report of fuel injector failure in 1.6TDCI engine of 2010 Ford Mondeo at 50,000 miles. First fuel Injector failure cost £552 at Ford garage in Newport, S. Wales (plus £106 for a car hire and £35 worth of extra fuel to get home and return the car). T hen 6 months later at 52,000 miles another engine malfunction ... another fuel injector failure. The Ford Garage in Cheltenham carried out a diagnostic check in July which indicated a third injector may be failing. Cost £90. They advised me to replace all the remaining 3 injectors for peace of mind. I have always had my cars serviced and MoT tested at Cheltenham for the past 25 years. They have been very good to me and understanding when I complained about these repairs. They helped to reduce the bill to £90 for diagnostics (in July) and £1,000 to complete the repair work in August. The total cost to date runs to £1,784 plus inconvenience.
23-1-2018: Complaint of repeated problems with DAB radio since new in 2014 Ford Mondeo Titanium. "It has failed 5 times from mid July 2015. It failed again in December, March, December 2017. Every time no fault found and all that was done on each occaition was a complete power off and recode radio. The last time was now out of warranty. The dealer has offered a discount of 30% down to £320 to carry out the work." (DAB radio can sometimes display 'no signal' on being seitched on because of the way Digital Audio is Broadcast.)
29-1-2018: Report of camshaft of 2008 Modeo 1.8TDCI snapping at 60,000 miles.
27-3-2018: Report of knocking from timing gear of 2014 Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI at 38,000 miles, highlighted by MoT tester. Car taken back to Ford dealer where mechanic could not identify the fault. Take to a local garage who did identify the fault, fixed it and charged £1,223. In this case there may be a chance of reimbursement fron Ford.
10-4-2018: Mondeos can suffer spurious alerts not mentioned in the car handbook or in the Haynes manual. Reader got an alert of an automatic transmission problem in a 2009 Mondeo 2.0TDCI Duratorq (torque converter) auto. Turned out to be caused by a single under-inflated tyre. Another alert "engine malfunction" and car going into limp mode turned out to be caused by a blocked diesel filter, cured with a £40 replacement. Had the car gone into a dealer the owner might have been charged a significant amount for "diagnostics".
22-2-2019: Report of infotainment system of 2010 Ford Mondeo estate constantly draining the battery. Ford dealer told owner that the only cure was replacement of the entire unit at a cost of £4,000.
29-4-2019: report of juddering when pulling away from standstill from wet clutch Powershift of 2012 Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 163 Powershift. Transmission had a fluid and filter change 3 years ago and has now done 67k miles. We don't know if another fluid and filter change will fix it.
21-7-2019: Report of clutch failing on 2011 Ford Mondeo in April 2019. On inspection it was found that the pressure plate had broken apart and punctured a hole in the gearbox, which then also needed replacing. Total cost came to just over £3,300. Then a month later in May, owner received a TSB letter for a software update to his car that stated there was a problem with the clutch slip detection software not working as it should and as a result there was a chance the system would not cut the engine power back in the event of the clutch wearing and slipping which could result in the pressure plate fracturing just as it had done for him in April.
26-8-2019: Report of 2011/61 Ford Mondeo 1.6TDCI needing two fresh injectors at £800. Then another two at a further £800. The price of running on cheap diesel and a common problem with the 1,6TDCI in Fords, Volvos, Peugeots, Citroens and even Mazdas.
30-8-2019: Report of failure of screen washer pump and Body Control Module of Ford Mondeo Mk IV. Quoted £1,476 to repair. BCM ordered and delivered but independent repairer said it was faulty as would not take programming. Ford dealer can fix (at extra cost) but 2 week wait for workshop slot.
14-10-2019: Report of unusual problem with stop/start system of 2013 Ford Mondeo 1.6TDCI Econetic. When the Stop/Start is active, from time to time when stationary and the engine has stopped, after the clutch is depressed stop/start starts the engine then immediately red lines, with big spanners showing on the information display and the only way to stop it is to turn the engine off and restart the car, then disable the stop/start function, which is not always the easiest thing to do in traffic. More recently the EML light has come on, yet also when the stop/start is disabled it goes out.
20-1-2020: Report of headlights of 2012 coming on when ignition turned on whether headlight switch is on or off and headlights have no high beam. Owner told that BCM (Body Control Module) needed replacing at a cost of £1,000. This is located along with the fuses under the glovebox where it is vulnerable to rainwater ingress if the bulkhead vent well drains become blocked.
29-1-2020: Report of lights and wipers comping on by themselves in 2014 Ford Mondeo. BCM (Body Control Module) had to be replaced due to water ingress.
Technical Service Bulletin around October 2007 about slow filling via Easyfuel filler. Ford's solution is to keep the refuelling nozzle lightly pressed downwards against the inlet. The natural inclination when holding the nozzle is to lift it up and this apparently causes foaming when refuelling and leads to frequent cutting off.
October 2008: TSB notice for a Navigation System Upgrade.
Ford officials in the USA confirmed that they are still investigating the causes of reported overheating and fluid leakages and how the fires then result. As of today, they have not yet identified the cause.
The cause for the fires is believed to be a leakage of fluid onto hot surfaces adjacent to the engine that result in an engine fire. So far, slightly more than a dozen fires have been reported with the Escape and the Fusion in the USA. In Europe, less than a dozen unexplained engine fires have been reported.
Ford initiated the recall as a precautionary measure to get these 1.6L equipped vehicles off the road until they are able to identify the cause(s), develop a remedy and make those repairs.
American Escape (Kuga II) and Fusion owners need to call Ford at 1-866-436-7332 1-866-436-7332 (or call their dealer) to confirm their vehicle is involved and arrange alternate transportation until their vehicle can be fixed.
This is the fourth recall of the 2013 Escape (Kuga II) since its heavily promoted launch a few months ago.
Ford has issued a recall campaign number 12S41 for this event and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has assigned their number 12V55100 to the case.
It is important to note that this recall does not involve the other engines (2.5L or 2.0L EcoBoost) in the 2013 Escape (Kuga II) or the 2013 Fusion.
May 2017: TSB issued by Ford to known keepers of Mondeos stating there iss a problem with the clutch slip detection software not working as it should and as a result there was a chance the system would not cut the engine power back in the event of the clutch wearing and slipping which could result in the pressure plate fracturing. Similar to clutch software recall on Focus and C-Max models.Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype Credit Free via Skype
08-01-2018: R/2018/008: THE ENGINE CYLINDER HEAD MAY CRACK. Localized overheating of the engine cylinder head may cause the cylinder head to crack.This may cause a pressurized oil leak which in extreme circumstances could result in a fire in the engine compartment. Fix: On affected vehicles Inspect engine and cooling system. Replace affected components and fit a Coolant Level Sensor along with associated software to provide and audible and visual warning to the driver. On affected vehicles Inspect engine and cooling system. Replace affected components and fit a Coolant Level Sensor along with associated software to provide and audible and visual warning to the driver. VINs: WF0AXXWPMACS52904 to WF0UXXWPGUEA27692; WF0AXXWPMACS52904 to WF0UXXWPGUEA27692; WF0AXXWPMACS52904 to WF0UXXWPGUEA27692; WF0AXXWPMACS52904 to WF0UXXWPGUEA27692. Build dates: 03-06-2010 to 20-12-2014.
- March 2007: New Mondeo arrives
- March 2008
- June 2009
- October 2009
- February 2010
- April 2010
- June 2010
- August 2010
- August 2010: Mondeo facelifted for 2011
- October 2010
- November 2010
- February 2011
- April 2013: Upgraded and simplified Mondeo range announced
New Mondeo arrives
First on sale in UK April 2007. Officially launched Geneva Motor Show March 2007 as 4-door, 5-door and Estate. Standard equipment across the range includes Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Thatcham alarm, air conditioning, 'follow-me-home' lights, trip computer and an MP3 connector socket.
Four model series: Edge, Zetec, Ghia and Titanium X. Advanced new driver-focused technologies include keyless entry and keyless start with 'Ford Power' start button, new Human Machine Interface (HMI) instrument display, adaptive cruise control with Forward Alert, Interactive Vehicle Dynamics Control with Hill Launch Assist and tyre pressure monitoring system.
First car with Easyfuel system that guards against either petrol or diesel misfuelling at the filling pump as the fuel filler neck has been specifically designed around the different sizes of fuel nozzles. Ford has engineered its system only to allow the nozzle that matches the corresponding fuel type of the car to enter the filler neck.
* 1.8-litre Duratorq TDCi 100PS or 125PS diesel with 5-speed manual transmission. The 125PS version can also be specified with a 6-speed manual transmission.
* 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 140PS diesel with 6-speed manual
* 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 130ps diesel with a new Durashift
6-speed automatic transmission.
* 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT 110PS or 125PS petrol engines with
5-speed manual transmission.
* 2.0-litre 1,999cc Duratec HE 145PS petrol engine with Durashift
5-speed manual transmission.
* A new 2.3-litre Duratec HE 161PS 4-cylinder petrol engine with Durashift 6-speed automatic transmission.
* Range-topping, performance-orientated 2.5 litre Volvo sourced 'Duratec' 5-cylinder 220PS petrol engine with Durashift 6-speed manual transmission.
Prices started at £15,010 (RRP on the road) for the Edge 1.6-litre 110PS five-door and rise to £24,210 for the 2.5T 220PS Titanium X estate. On average the new Mondeo is priced £300 below the outgoing equivalent models. The new Ford Mondeo also had £700 worth of added equipment across the range including: Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Thatcham Category 1 Alarm, ISOFIX child-seat fixings, steering wheel controls for the key vehicles technologies, driver's knee airbag, 'follow me home' lighting and unique to Ford - Easyfuel.
Edge replaced LX and also has air-conditioning, cruise control, leather steering wheel, CD stereo with MP3 connection socket seven air-bags, ABS with Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), power front windows, remote central locking, quick clear heated front windscreen, power and heated door mirrors.
Zetec prices ranged from £16,710 for the 1.6-litre 125PS saloon and hatch to £20,755 for the 2.0-litre TDCi 130PS estate. Over the Edge the Zetec adds 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, air conditioning with dual EATC, leather gear knob and power rear windows with global window open/close. The most popular is expected to be a Zetec five-door 140PS TDCi diesel at £18,395..
Ghia prices ranged from £18,460 for the 2.0-litre 145PS saloon to £22,210 for the 2.5 220PS estate. The Ghia is a statement of classic luxury with a host of premium features over the Zetec including 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, power fold door mirrors, a Sony stereo with six CD in-dash auto-changer and 'submarine' lighting.
At the top of the range the Titanium X has Alcantara/leather trim. The Titanium X also offers "Ford Power" start button, adaptive front lighting with cornering lights, blue tinted glass and the new Ford "Convers+" premium instrument cluster with a 256 colour display - Ford's signature HMI technology. Prices range from £21,250 for the 1.8-litre TDCi 125PS five-door to £24,210 for the 2.5 220PS estate.
Options included full screen satellite navigation, tyre pressure monitoring system, sport suspension, integral rear child seats, and a sliding load-floor on the esate. DVD entertainment with integrated head-rest screens. Bluetooth with voice control; this allows a driver to stay in complete control of the car while accessing a mobile phone. This system also allows drivers to change the temperature control and audio settings via voice commands, and this option is available for only £150.
Titanium model added July 2007 with 1.8 TDCI, 2.0 TDCI, 2.0i 2.3i and 2.5T engines and four-door, five-door and estate body styles. Titanium prices identical to Ghia, from £18,445 (2.0i 5-door) - £24,195 (2.5 estate). Spec includes unique 17-inch alloy wheels, brushed metal interior trim detailing, high-tech Ford Convers+ instrument cluster with colour display and sports-style front seats wrapped in modern New York cloth trim. First customer deliveries expected in time for September's '57' registration plate.
ECOnetic version of 2.0TDCI with 115PS emits 140g/km CO2.
175PS 2.2 diesel with 6 speed manual from March 2008, but estate emits 189g/km C02. 173bhp twin turbo 2.2 diesel available to order in Europe in February 2008 at a 1,400 premium over the 2.0TDCI, but initially only as a 'Sport' model with 18" wheels and a host of goodies. There is an estate version. Also available to order in the UK from 11th February, in Titanium trim.
New colours, equipment enhancements and the arrival of an E85 compatible Flexi-Fuel Vehicle (FFV) on all series. Ford's ECOnetic vehicle portfolio has now been extended to include a sub-140g/km CO2 Mondeo ECOnetic. Equipped with a 115PS 1.8-litre TDCi engine with six-speed manual gearbox and Diesel Particulate Filter, this super-frugal addition features lowered suspension, low rolling resistance tyres and aerodynamic improvements.
For the ultimate in smooth diesel power, a new 175PS 2.2-litre TDCi engine also joins the Mondeo family. Offered exclusively with Titanium X trim, the engine provides a new level of sporty performance combined with 165g/km CO2 emissions. 2.0 TDCi engine linked to the six-speed automatic transmission got a power boost from 130 to 140PS. New Titanium X Sport launched 6-5-2008 with new 175PS 2.2 TDCi premium diesel. Priced from £23,355
Available in five-door hatchback and estate body styles, Titanium X Sport models have aggressively styled 18in twin chromed exhaust tailpipes and body-coloured side skirts. The interior is themed with sporty red stitching on the leather/alcantara seats, leather steering wheel and gear shift lever. Aluminium trim detailing is replaced with stylish piano black inlays.
Choice of five-cylinder 220PS 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol, or new 175PS 2.2-litre TDCi engine. This is among the smoothest units of its type combining swift, quiet acceleration of 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 139mph with a combined economy of 45.6mpg. C02 emissions are low at 165g/km (£145 Tax08/09; £175 tax 09/10).
Standard equipment includes in-dash Sony six CD player, voice control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, front and rear park assist, dual-zone climate control and Ford Power start button. Additional upgrades over the standard Titanium include advanced Bluetooth connectivity, bi-xenon lights, alloy pedals and sports suspension. Both engines come with six-speed manual gearbox and insurance groups are 12E for diesel and 14E for petrol models. Available to order now and priced from £23,855 (5 door) to £26,605 (Titanium X estate) on the road.
Single turbo 2.2 litre 175PS diesel is outstandingly flexible. Will pull cleanly from 1,000rpm in 3rd uphill. 2.0 TDCI Titanium estate overall winner in 2008 Towcar Awards, as judged by experts from What Car?, Practical Caravan and The Camping and Caravanning Club. Mondeo Titanium X Estate winner in the £25,000 to £32,000 category at the Caravan Club's towcar of the year awards 2009.
New, 2.0-litre, 115PS Mondeo ECOnetic the lowest CO2 Mondeo yet. Offered in five-door or estate form, each with the same, 139g/km CO2 rating. Each uses Fords 115PS TDCi engine, optimised with a six-speed transmission to create EC combined fuel economy1 of 54.3mpg, rising to 64.2mpg in motorway cruising and giving a potential combined driving range of over 800 miles.
Other emission-reducing ECOnetic features include low-rolling resistance tyres and an optimum gearchange indicator, plus aerodynamics-enhancing sports suspension, air deflectors and a rear spoiler. Inside, the no-compromise Mondeo driving environment offers dual-zone automatic temperature control, BluetoothTM connectivity with voice control, cruise control, seven airbags and Quickclear heated front windscreen. ESP with Traction Assist and Emergency Brake Assist complete a standard features list that ensures Mondeo ECOnetic is as poised as it is efficient and comfortable. Also good news for company car drivers the 2.0-litre engine gives access to a greater number of company car lists, while its low CO2 and competitive price ensure the lowest tax band in its class and low P11D costs.
Low CO2, high trim Titanium ECOnetic introduced with 2.0 litre 115PS TDCI engine emitting 139g/km CO2 and offering 54.3mpg combined. The following features are added to help reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy.
Mondeo Titanium 2.0 115PS TDCi was priced from £23,295.00 for the five-door and £24,545.00 for the estate just above the equivalent Titanium 2.0 140PS TDCi series. With Vehicle Excise Duty falling in band E, costing £120 per year, and combined with improved fuel economy, this delivers competitive cost of ownership maximising the appeal to fleets and user-chooser customers.
Mondeo gained the all-new, high efficiency, turbocharged, 203PS 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost SCTi manifold in head petrol engine, the Duratec HE GDI Ti-VCT manifold in head petrol engine in and significantly improved Stage V, 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesels with 115PS and 140PS power outputs, plus an impressive new 163PS version.
In addition, Ford Getrag Powershift 6DCT450 six-speed twin wet clutch automatic transmission system came to the Mondeo range, fitted as standard with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and optionally available for the 140PS and 163PS Duratorq TDCi diesel engines. (Requires fresh fluid and filter every 3 years or 50,000 kilometres/37,500 miles.)
Newly introduced 2.0-litre 163PS Ford Duratorq TDCi allowed the Mondeo to achieve impressive fuel economy with a combined fuel consumption as low as 53.2mpg*, as well as complying with stage V emissions regulations. Together with the new Ford Powershift, the Mondeo delivers a combined fuel economy of just 50.4mpg.
1,596cc 16v Duratec TI-VCT belt cam petrol: 88kW (120PS) at 6,300 rpm; 160Nm torque at 4,100 rpm.
1,596cc 16v Duratec SCTI Turbo belt cam petrol: 117kW (160PS) at 5,700 rpm; 240 Nm torque at 1,600-4,000rpm (270Nm on overboost at 1,900-3,500rpm).
1,999cc 16v Duratec HE chain-cam petrol: 107kW (145PS) at 6,000 rpm; 190Nm torque at 4,500 rpm.
1,999cc 16v Ecoboost SCTI chain-cam manifold in head petrol: 149kW (203PS) at 6,000 rpm; 300Nm torque at 1,750 - 4,500 rpm.
1,999cc 16v Ecoboost SCTI chain-cam manifold in head petrol: 177kW (240PS) at 6,000 rpm; 340-360Nm torque at 1,900 - 3,500 rpm.
1,997cc 16v Duratorq TDCI belt-cam diesel: 85kW (115PS) at 3,750 rpm; 300Nm torque at 1,500 – 2,250 rpm.
1,997cc 16v Duratorq TDCI belt-cam diesel: 103kW (140PS) at 3,750 rpm; 320Nm torque at 1,750 – 2,750rpm.
1,997cc 16v Duratorq TDCI belt-cam diesel: 120kW (163PS) at 3,750 rpm; 340Nm torque at 2,000 - 3,250 rpm.
2,179cc 16v Duratorq TDCI belt-cam diesel: 147kW (200PS) at 3,500 rpm; 420 – 450Nmtorque at 1,750 - 3,000 rpm.
CAP Monitor, April 2010, set residual values over three years and 60,000 miles for new S-MAX, Galaxy and Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi (140PS) PowerShift Auto five-door at £9,925, £9,475, and £6,700 respectively. This represents improvements of £1,275, £825 and £175, respectively, over outgoing models.
High efficiency petrol-injection turbo 203PS 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine and significantly improved 2.0-litre TDCi diesels with 115, 140 and new 163PS version went on sale. Additionally Ford PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch transmission system came to Mondeo range.
2.0-litre EcoBoost manifold in head engine has an advanced combustion system which brings new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to petrol units in this power range. The engine features lightweight all-aluminium construction, the latest-generation high-pressure direct-injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and twin-independent variable cam timing. With a maximum output of 203PS at 5,500rpm, combined with maximum torque of 300 Nm delivered across a 1,750-4,500rpm range, the EcoBoost engine enables Mondeo to achieve 0-62mph acceleration in 7.9sec (8.2sec for the estate) with a top speed of over 144mph for four and five-door versions (141mph for estates).
Key benefit of Ford EcoBoost technology is its ability to deliver excellent fuel economy and CO2 emissions as well as impressive performance. Combined fuel economy is as low as 36.6mpg* which translates into average CO2 emission of just 179g/km. Compared with the previous Mondeo 2.3-litre automatic, CO2 emissions are reduced by 19 per cent while the new Mondeo EcoBoost delivers 25 per cent more power.
All new Mondeo TDCi models are equipped with six-speed manual transmission as standard and achieve emission figures that were formerly only achieved by the low-CO2Mondeo ECOnetic. With ECOnetic technologies delivering fuel consumption of 53.2mpg* and an average CO2emission of 139g/km across the diesel Mondeo range, there is no longer a dedicated ECOnetic model.
Ford Mondeo range saw introduction of the efficient and smooth-changing Ford PowerShift six-speed, double-wet-clutch transmission. The new gearbox is an excellent match for both the new Ford EcoBoost petrol direct-injection and Ford Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines.
Ford PowerShift is standard with the new 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine and also available as an option with both 140 and 163PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi units. With these diesel powertrain combinations, Mondeo delivers a combined fuel economy of 50.4mpg*, with CO2at 149g/km.
|New 2010 Ford Mondeo powertrains|
|2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 6-speed man||2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi -speed man
|2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 6-
|Max power (PS)||203||115||140||163|
|Max torque (Nm)||300||300||320||340|
|CO 2 emission* (g/km)||179||139||139 (149)||139 (149)|
|Top speed (mph)||144.2||119.3||130.5
|0—62 mph in secs.||7.9||11.2||9.5 (10.2)||8.9 (9.5)|
|Top speed (mph)||141.1||114||127.4
|0-62mph (secs)||8.2||11.4||9.8 (10.4)||9.1 (9.8)|
Attractive pre-facelift Mondeo Sport introduced with Titanium look grille. Limited to 3,000, with over £2,000 of extras. These include satellite navigation system covering Europe, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and self-dimming rear view mirror. The equipment list, which also includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors and solar reflect windscreen to maintain a cool cabin temperature, is valued at over £2,000. The Ford Mondeo Sport will be available from September 1 at £18,795 for the petrol version and £19,495 for the diesel – or from just £300 over the Zetec series which the new Sport is based on.
Ford Mondeo Sport could be specified with either 1.8-litre 125PS diesel or 2.0 145PS petrol engines. Available in four colours – Frozen White, Panther Black, Sea Grey, and Moondust Silver – Mondeo Sport will go on sale in five-door and estate bodystyles.
Mondeo facelifted for 2011
Following significant updates to the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models earlier in 2010, new Mondeo went on sale in September/October.
Facelifted Mondeo saw first application of a higher performance 240PS derivative of the efficient new 2.0-litre manifold in head Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, joining the existing 203PS version of this engine, introduced in Mondeo, new S-MAX and new Galaxy earlier in 2010.
The latest Mondeo also introduces a comprehensively revised version of the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which boasts a 12 per cent power increase to 200PS, making it the most powerful Ford Duratorq diesel engine so far.
"Fresh look" with more rounded front for both body styles available in the UK – five door and wagon. Incorporates new technologies such as LED lighting. Re-designed, LED tail lamps. The interior of the new Mondeo has also been comprehensively reworked. Re-designed centre console flows more elegantly, while the door panels feature a new 'toproll' and flush, integrated, door release mechanisms. Further enhancements include a new central overhead console featuring LED ambient lighting, and a woven headliner.
The use of new high quality interior trim materials in new Mondeo boost the overall feeling of craftsmanship and are complemented by high-class inlay foils and new 'jewel' detailing on switches and vents in satin chrome. New interior colour schemes also offer two new lighter interior executions for a rich, premium, appeal.
New Mondeo is the first Ford of Europe model to feature a more powerful 240PS version of the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost power unit. This joins the existing 203PS engine already available in Mondeo and the new S-MAX and Galaxy.
Lightweight all-aluminum construction is the key to the new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, which features latest-generation high-pressure direct injection, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing. It has an advanced combustion system which contributes significantly to achieving new levels of performance and fuel efficiency for petrol engines in this power range.
Average CO2emissions of just 179 g/km are achieved for the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, regardless of the power rating or body style. Ford EcoBoost technology offers fuel consumption and emission reductions of up to 20 per cent compared with conventional petrol engines of a similar performance.
New Mondeo also introduces a significantly re-engineered version of the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which now boasts a 12 per cent peak power increase to 200PS, making it the most powerful Ford Duratorq diesel to date, yet 159g/km CO2 so still under the 260g/km company limit..
This new powerhouse is joined by the significantly improved 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel introduced to the Mondeo range earlier this year, and available with 115, 140 or 163PS power ratings, all three of which deliver average CO2emissions of just 139 g/km with a six-speed manual transmission and regardless of body style. Existing 1.6- and 2.0-litre Ford Duratec petrol engines have also been retained, offering 120 and 145PS outputs.
New 1.6-litre engines from the Ford EcoBoost petrol and Duratorq TDCi diesel engine families will be available in the future to extend the wide powertrain choice even further.
New Ford ECOnetic Technologies are also available on new Mondeo to help ensure efficient and economical motoring. Innovations include Smart Regenerative Charging, the Ford Eco Mode driver information system and, for the first time in a Ford model, an Active Grille Shutter system. This electronically controlled device regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment, reducing aerodynamic drag and benefitting engine heating characteristics to improve fuel economy and warm-up performance, particularly in cold climates.
Powertrain advances seen in the new Mondeo also extend to the transmission, with the latest Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system fitted as standard equipment with Ford EcoBoost petrol engines and available as an option with 140PS and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi.
New technologies for enhanced safety and comfort
Mondeo's wide range of the latest driver assistance technologies includes Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert and Auto High Beam – all utilising a new high sensitivity camera unit located at the top of the windscreen in front of the rear view mirror.
Also extending to Mondeo are many features already introduced on the latest S-MAX and Galaxy models, including Ford's Blind Spot Information System, Speed Limiter, Rear Door Power Child Locks and Rear View Camera. LED lighting technology is used for the daytime running lights and rear tail and brake lamps as well as inside the car.
UK prices will be carried over from the existing Mondeo pricelist starting at £17,295. The high-level Titanium series will increase by £200 to £19,945 to reflect new features.
New Ford Mondeo ECOnetic model will be the most frugal Mondeo to date, and will go on sale from the first quarter of 2011.
The new Mondeo ECOnetic features a specially calibrated 115 PS (85 kW) version of the 1.6-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine equipped with a standard diesel particulate filter and coupled to a Ford Durashift 6-speed manual transmission with a longer final drive of 1:3.69 (compared to 1:4.06 for the standard Mondeo) and purposefully matched ratios across all gears.
Key to the new Mondeo ECOnetic's performance is the standard Ford Auto-Start-Stop system which can reduce fuel consumption and CO2emissions by up to five per cent in mixed driving conditions. In an urban environment and in heavy traffic with frequent stops the savings could increase to as much as 10 per cent.
Ford's latest Mondeo range, now available in UK dealerships, features a new high-tech 1.6-litre direct injection turbo petrol EcoBoost engine which offers sporty performance while returning over 41mpg*. This new 1.6-litre engine features direct-injection, variable valve-timing and turbo-charging is produced at Ford's Bridgend Plant in Wales, and is also available in the new Ford C-MAX MPV range.
In five-door form, the new Ford Mondeo equipped with the 1.6-litre 160PS EcoBoost engine and six-speed manual transmission is capable of 134mph, while returning 41.5mpg (combined) and emitting 158g/lm CO2. The Mondeo 1.6-litre EcoBoost's fuel consumption and lower personal, and employer, taxation combine to make the car comparable with a diesel-powered 2.0-litre TDCi:
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Ford's 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine uses a combination of turbocharging, direct injection and variable cam timing to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while producing an extra 40PS over the Mondeo's conventional 1.6 petrol engine. It also produces a remarkable 10 per cent more power than Ford's 2.0-litre 145PS petrol engine.
Further Ford Mondeo powertrain news follows in February next year when the 1.6 TDCi diesel engine with start-stop technologies arrives in UK showrooms. This Mondeo, targeting 115g/km CO2to return 65.6mpg (combined), features a specially calibrated 115PS version of the Dagenham-built engine and will be fitted with an aerodynamic kit to minimise drag and low rolling resistance tyres.
Mondeo 1.6 TDCI 115 ECOnetic with stop start down to 114g/km CO2.
Upgraded and simplified Mondeo range announced
The Ford Mondeo Graphite offers retail buyers a compelling combination of exterior appeal and excellent interior features with prices from £15,995.
The Titanium X Business Edition offers even higher standards of technology and interior luxury, which have helped to secure residual values five percentage points higher than the outgoing Mondeo Titanium X, despite prices being £1,500 lower.
Ford Mondeo models equipped with the reputed 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine - available across all series (except Titanium X Sport) - offer CO2emissions from just 119g/km across both 140PS and 163PS power outputs - a reduction of up to 10g/km. Fuel consumption is improved from 57.6mpg to 61.4mpg.
Ford refined the calibration of the Mondeo's 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engine and optimised aerodynamics to achieve 119g/km targeted CO2emissions from the five-door version and 120g/km from the estate. These lower CO2levels qualify for annual road tax (VED) of £30, down from £105.
The Ford Mondeo also provides customers with a wide array of sophisticated features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Front Lighting System, Hill Launch Assist and Auto High Beam technology.
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