Ford Mondeo (2015 – 2021) Review
Ford Mondeo (2015 – 2021) At A Glance
Politicians used to talk about ‘Mondeo Man’ as a mythical average voter. Those days are long-gone as SUVs have replaced the Ford Mondeo in many people’s affections and driveways, but it remains a sound used buy thanks to its spacious interior, comfort, fine driving manners and all-round ability. It’s always stacked up well next to the Mazda 6, fleet favourite the Vauxhall Insignia and the redoubtable Volkswagen Passat, so read on for our full review of the Ford Mondeo.
Like the previous Ford Mondeo, this is a big car. In fact it’s only slightly shorter than the Jaguar XF but has the same wheelbase as its predecessor. 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 replaced.
Yet it still has huge amount of space inside, with a massive boot and lots of rear legroom that rivals the Skoda Superb and makes the Ford Mondeo a comfortable fit for up to five adults on a long journey.
The cabin is refined, too, and the high level of standard equipment on the later models (built from 2018 onwards) means you get the likes of touchscreen navigation, dual-zone air-con and a centre armrest for the rear seats.
Consequently, it’s an ideal motorway cruiser helped by economical engines, low road noise and a supple ride quality. The engine line-up includes a 1.5 TDCi diesel that emits just 94g/km and will average more than 78mpg according to the claimed figures.
Originally, the engines started with a 150PS 1.5 four-cylinder Ecoboost (manual or six-speed auto), 1.5 TDCi diesel and Ford’s trusty 2.0 TDCi. The top engine remains the 240PS 2.0 SCTI Ecoboost, which comes fitted with a six-speed torque converter auto, in contrast to the 2.0 TDCi’s PowerShift auto.
For the first time there was also a Ford Mondeo Hybrid.
Running throughout this Ford Mondeo is a feeling of quality previously unseen on any model from the firm. As a used car, it remains an attractive and very capable choice for families.
Fancy a second opinion? Read heycar's Ford Mondeo review.