Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) Review

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Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) At A Glance

4/5

+Fantastic to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge load capacity. Excellent value. Efficient ECOnetic models.

-Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top models list prices quite high new.

Insurance Groups are between 13–28
On average it achieves 82% of the official MPG figure

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 the latest 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.

2007 Mondeo Group Road Test (including estate)

2010 Mondeo ECOnetic Road Test

2011 Mondeo 2.2 TDCI 200 and 2.0 SCTI 240

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Real MPG average for a Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015)

RealMPG

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

82%

Real MPG

22–65 mpg

MPGs submitted

479

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What maintenance costs can I expect on my 2013 diesel Ford Mondeo?
"You say the underlying maintenance cost is the reason for the collapsing of diesel car prices. I'm concerned because I own a 63 reg Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0d, with 40,000 miles that I plan to keep for another three or four years. What additional costs can I expect?"
EGR £500 - £1000; DPF £1,000+ (though they can usually be chemically cleaned for about £400). A 63 reg will need a new timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and alternator belt in a year or so, costing £500. If the turbo fails, that will be about £1500 + new turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes.
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What cars would be best for my old dog to be able to jump into the boot?
"I need a reliable car to travel from Southampton to Bournemouth four times a week as well as a 20 minute drive to work each day. I have a 2004 automatic Ford Focus now, which costs a fortune in petrol and tax, and my old dog is finding it hard to jump up into the boot. Can you recommend something easy for her to get in and one that will keep the pennies to a minimum please?"
Go to West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions in Witney (http://www.woma.co.uk/) and buy an ex-police dog van that will be a Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra or Ford Mondeo Estate specially converted and vented for carrying large police dogs.
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Will I get more into the boot of a fully laden Volkswagen Golf Estate than I would my current Ford Mondeo Estate?
"I currently drive a 2013 Ford Mondeo Estate which we've used as a family car for camping holidays. Squeezing as much as possible into the boot is essential, with the back seats up as I have two children. According to your specification pages, my current car has a boot capacity of 537 litres, and yet smaller class cars appear to have bigger boot capacity. The Volkswagen Golf Estate has 605 litres, the SEAT Leon Estate has 587 litres and even the Volvo V60 (criticised as not being a load-lugger) at 557 litres. So, will I get more into the boot of a fully laden Volkswagen Golf Estate than I would my current Ford Mondeo Estate?"
Yes. The Skoda Octavia estate and, of course, the Skoda Superb estate are even bigger. You should consider a Superb estate: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/skoda/skoda-superb-2015-estate-road-test/ That's 660 litres to the load cover.
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Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI making a rattling noise when accelerating
"I own a 2010 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI with 45,000 miles on the clock. In the past two weeks I've noticed a noise coming from the front of the car when I accelerate. The noise only becomes noticeable in fourth and fifth gears. Any idea what it could be? "
It's simply the engine 'knocking' because the cetane of the diesel you are using is not high enough. Switch to Shell V-Power or BP Ultimate and it should disappear. You should also get slightly better fuel economy that pays back the higher cost.
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What does a Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) cost?

Buy new from £22,386 (list price from £25,565)