Ford Mondeo (2015) Review

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Ford Mondeo (2015) At A Glance

4/5

+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 £26,090
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)

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

76%

Real MPG

22–68 mpg

MPGs submitted

510

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I've had a new clutch fitted to my car, but the garage is asking for regular checks to keep warranty valid
"I've just had a new clutch and flywheel fitted to my Ford Mondeo. The garage has included a 24 month/18,000-mile warranty on the clutch and a 12 month/12,000-mile warranty on the flywheel. To keep the warranty valid the garage says I have to take the car back to them to be checked (free of charge) regularly. Is there any valid reason for this or are they just hoping customers will forget and they will then invalidate the warranty?"
Reads like an upsell opportunity for the garage. I imagine each time you return for an inspection the garage will find something else on your car that will need to be fixed, replaced or adjusted. Or perhaps the garage is genuinely concerned for you and your car's welfare - being a pessimist, I suspect the former will probably be true...
Answered by Dan Powell
I need a car that's higher off the ground than my hatchback. What do you sugget?
"I'm 6'5" with arthritis in both knees. I want to get a vehicle that is comfortable and higher off the ground than my Ford Mondeo. I have about £12k. What would you recommend?"
A Kia Sportage could be a good choice. It's a comfortable crossover SUV with a high seating position that represents good value for money. You'll get a 2017 model within budget, with the remainder of its seven-year manufacturer warranty. We'd also recommend the slightly bigger Honda CR-V.
Answered by Andrew Brady
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
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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

What does a Ford Mondeo (2015) cost?

Buy new from £26,090 (list price from £26,865)