Ford Mondeo Estate (2015 – 2021) Review
Ford Mondeo Estate (2015 – 2021) At A Glance
Once upon a time, all an estate needed to be considered worthy was a vast load bay. Then the Ford Mondeo changed all that and successive generations improved on the formula. The 2015 Ford Mondeo Estate is one of the best of the breed in the used market thanks to its excellent driving dynamics, quality cabin, comfort, equipment and, of course, that big boot. Read on for our full Ford Mondeo Estate review.
In terms of size, the Ford Mondeo Estate offers 525 litres of space with the rear seats in place and 1630 litres with them folded. Ironically, the hatchback has more space with the rear seats up, but in reality, the estate is much more practical due to its boot shape, with a larger opening making it better for carrying bulky items.
The Volkswagen Passat Estate is a little more practical than the Ford Mondeo Estate and it offers even more high-tech features. A Mazda 6 Tourer delivers a keen drive, but is not as refined as the Ford Mondeo Estate, while the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer can’t match it for all-round appeal.
Only the Skoda Superb Estate edges ahead of the Ford Mondeo Estate in every area that matters. With low running costs, competitive prices, a spacious load area and excellent driving dynamics, the latest Ford Mondeo Estate is a terrific choice.
As with the hatchback, it offers a great blend of enjoyable handling and comfort. The Ford Mondeo Estate rides quietly and smoothly, even over rougher road surfaces, yet offers a good level of engagement and precision through twists and turns. That said, the ride quality is upset by the fitment of larger optional alloy wheels.
The engine range is broad, with two petrol options and three diesels. The petrol range initially kicked off with a 1.5-litre 160PS Ecoboost, while there was also a 240PS 2.0-litre, which was joined by a 1.0-litre Ecoboost in April 2015.
Diesel options comprise a 1.6-litre with 115PS and a 2.0 TDCi with either 150PS or 180PS. Ford also offered the Hybrid engine with the estate body towards the end of the car’s production life.
The 1.6-litre diesel manages a low CO2 figure of 99g/km, making it free to tax. The more powerful diesel options aren’t much more expensive to run, however – and they offer far more useful performance, especially on the motorway.
The Ford Mondeo Estate has up-to-date safety and convenience technology, including adaptive cruise control, lane assistance, automated parking and the latest SYNC 2 infotainment system. This is far easier to use than previous Ford infotainment systems, with intuitive controls and a clear display.
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