Ford Mondeo (2015) Review

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Ford Mondeo (2015) At A Glance

Impressive quality and refinement initially made it stand out from the competition. Rides 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. Once the leader of the pack, but now starting to feel dated.

New prices start from £25,345, brokers can source from £21,640
Contract hire deals from £233.29 per month
Insurance Groups are between 17–29
On average it achieves 76% of the official MPG figure

It might face an uncertain future against the backdrop of ever-increasing SUVs, but the Ford Mondeo still 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 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.

Originally, Ford had intended offering the car with its 1.0 litre 3 cylinder 125PS Ecoboost engine, but later thought better of it, so engines started with a 150PS 1.5 4-cylinder Ecoboost (manual or 6-speed torque converter auto), 1.5TDCI and Ford's trusty 2.0 TDCi. Top engine remains the 240PS 2.0SCTI Ecoboost, now fitted with a 6-speed torque converter auto, though the 2.0TDCI kept its wet clutch Powershift. For the first time there is also a Mondeo Hybrid originall 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.

 

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Real MPG average for a Ford Mondeo (2015)

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

76%

Real MPG

22–68 mpg

MPGs submitted

477

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Do you think this used car is good value?
"I'd value your views on Ford Mondeo (67-plate) auto petrol 1.5, please. It's got 26,000 miles on the clock and your valuation is very good, as its priced at £13,999. Your site suggests between £13950-£16,400 at a dealer."
I'm a big fan of the Mondeo, but even I have to admit that the big Ford has been somewhat left behind by the competition in recent years. If buying secondhand, I would probably choose a Skoda Octavia. It's a really comfortable and practical car. Standard equipment levels are also high, which means you can get more for your money compared to the Mondeo when buying used: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/skoda/octavia-2013/ A budget of £14,000 will secure a 2018 or 2019 petrol auto. https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/cars-for-sale/search/Skoda/Octavia/?fuel=Petrol&gearbox=Automatic&l=0&p2=14000&s=PriceDesc
Answered by Dan Powell
Is Ford planning any major updates for the Mondeo?
"I am looking to buy a nearly new Ford Mondeo. Are you aware of any upcoming model changes in the near future? And is the auto gearbox fitted reliable? "
We're not aware of any upcoming changes to the Mondeo although the current model has now been on sale for five years. It sells in relatively small numbers now so it could be dropped from the range in the future: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/new-cars/2018-09/ford-mondeo-could-be-axed/ The Powershift gearbox can be problematic but should be OK provided the oil is changed regularly (every 30-40k). We've not had many issues reported with the Mondeo otherwise: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/ford/mondeo-v-2015/good/
Answered by Andrew Brady
Is Ford still making the Mondeo Vignale?
"Ford has updated the Mondeo this year but has not brought out a new Vignale. Do you know if it is planning to do so?"
Ford is selling a Vignale version of the current Mondeo. We've driven one recently and it's still available on its online configurator.
Answered by Andrew Brady
Is Ford keeping the Mondeo in production?
"Is Ford keeping the Mondeo in production or not? If they are, is the Vignale still going to be offered? Also, is the Powershift automatic gearbox still going to be used? The dealers don't seem to be able to answer any of my questions with any confidence. "
This is what we were told when we asked Ford about the Mondeo: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/new-cars/2018-09/ford-mondeo-could-be-axed In short, the Mondeo is based on the US-market Ford Fusion, a car which is no longer sold. With the Mondeo selling in small numbers in Europe, we can't imagine a way it'll continue once production of the current model comes to an end. As far as I'm aware, it's still in production for now, including the Vignale trim level and Powershift automatic gearbox.
Answered by Andrew Brady

What does a Ford Mondeo (2015) cost?

Buy new from £21,640 (list price from £24,565)
Contract hire from £233.29 per month