Ford Mondeo (2015–)

Last updated 16 October 2018

Impressive quality and refinement makes it stand out from the competition. Rides exceptionally well with keen handling. Very spacious and practical interior.
Steering isn't as sharp as its predecessor. Bumpy ride quality on ST-Line models. Some of the diesels are quite noisy.
Updated 3 October 2018
Mondeo Hybrid updated

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid powertrain uses an electric motor to support the specially-developed 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine in driving the wheels and a generator to enable regenerative charging...

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Introduction

It might face an uncertain future against the backdrop of ever-increasing SUVs, but the Ford Mondeo makes a strong case for itself by providing premium quality and comfort at a price that most family car buyers can still afford.

Like the previous Mondeo, this is a big car. In fact it's only slightly shorter than the Jaguar XF but has the same wheelbase as before. Ford has worked wonders with the styling, adding a dash of coupe-like flair to the profile that makes it appear a lot less bulky than the model it replaces. 

Yet it still has huge amount of space inside with a massive boot and lots of rear leg room that rivals the Skoda Superb and makes the Mondeo a comfortable fit for up to five adults on a long journey. The cabin is refined too and the high levels of standard equipment on the latest models (built from 2018 onwards) means you don't have to raid the options list to get things like touchscreen navigation, dual-zone air con or a centre arm rest for the rear seats. 

Consequently it's an ideal motorway cruiser helped by economical engines, low road noise and a supple ride quality. These include a 1.5 TDCi diesel that emits just 94g/km and will average more than 78mpg according to the official figures.

Intriguingly alongside this is a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol. Despite its tiny size, the 125PS unit should give decent performance although it's more likely that the 1.5-litre EcoBoost will prove more popular along with Ford's trusty 2.0 TDCi. For the first time there is also a Mondeo Hybrid although it's only available as a saloon.

Running throughout the latest Mondeo is a feeling of quality previously unseen on any Ford model. This Mondeo should mark a big change in how people perceive the Ford brand and as a family car it's a superb all-rounder. The market might be decline, but the Mondeo remains head and shoulders above its diminishing competition.

Ford Mondeo Vignale Hybrid and 2.0 TDCI 210 estate 2015 Road Test

Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 150 2015 Road Test

Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 210 Estate 2015 Road Test

Owners' reviews

5
Ford have done a brilliant job with this car
5
Amazing refinement and a real joy to drive.
5
Amazing difference from the Mk 4.5
5
Brilliant car!
4
Stunning looks dont live up to the promise
4
Big improvement on the (US) Fusion.
 

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