Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) Review

Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) At A Glance

4/5

+Very good to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge boot. Reasonable value. Efficient ECOnetic and EcoBoost models.

-Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top model list prices quite high new.

Insurance Groups are between 13–28
On average it achieves 84% of the official MPG figure

Like most modern cars, the Ford Mondeo has grown in size to be bigger - and in this case better - than before. It's also more comfortable, refined and well equipped than ever, making the third generation Ford Mondeo a popular choice among savvy buyers.

The practical hatchback version boasts a huge boot, but there's also a saloon and a cavernous estate available. Whichever you go for, you'll be rewarded with a high quality and well built car that's great to drive, quiet and powered by a range of engines that offer everything from strong performance to outright economy.

It's so good that it's a genuine alternative to far more expensive cars from premium makes such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but you'll get far more car for your money, albeit without the associated image kudos the German brands enjoy.

The top versions are amazingly well equipped and have a luxury feel inside, while the entry-level models are superb value for money. It even looks good.

In fact, there's very little to fault with this Mondeo, which is why it's one of our favourite cars. In 2009, the ECOnetic versions were launched which major on efficiency and low emissions. The 2.0 TDCI model has an impressive claimed fuel economy of 54.3mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2.

Real MPG average for a Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015)

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Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

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Average performance

84%

Real MPG

23–62 mpg

MPGs submitted

2013

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Are there problems with the PowerShift transmission on a 2013 Ford Mondeo?
"Is it worth buying a Ford Mondeo Titanium X business model 2013 2.0-litre auto? It has 10 service stamps with 83,000 on the clock. He is asking £7,000 which I think is a fair price. Having said that, is it true that the auto has some teething issues regarding the gearbox due to the PowerShift? I am looking for a good, solid, reliable second hand car under £7,000. Whether it is a SUV, MPV or saloon, it needs to be spacious and be able to put a dog in in the boot. I would prefer an auto but would settle for manual. "
The PowerShift in this generation of the Ford Mondeo had a number of problems. Most of them can be avoided with a fluid change every three years or 40,000 miles (whichever comes first). If the owner doesn't have any paperwork to show this has been done I would assume the fluid has never been changed and this would be a big concern. I would recommend finding a Mondeo with a manual gearbox or choosing an auto with a better reputation for reliability, like the Toyota Avensis.
Answered by Dan Powell
Does my Ford Mondeo Ghia have a cam belt or chain?
"Does my Ford Mondeo Ghia, built December 2008, have a cam belt or chain?"
Timing chain. But at 14-years, it might be an idea to have it checked at the next annual service. Chains are designed to last the life of the engine, but they can become worn, damaged or stretched over time. It's unlikely it'll need to be replaced, but always better to be safe than sorry.
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Is a faulty tyre pressure monitoring system an MoT fail?
"I recently fitted the full sized spare wheel to my Ford Mondeo as part of the tyre rotation process. I found that the wheel isn't fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring sensor. Obviously this has resulted in only 3 tyre pressures showing up on the screen. Will this matter at MOT time, or will I have to swap the wheel back?"
That'll be an MOT fail so you will have to get the original wheel/tyre combo back on the car.
Answered by Russell Campbell
Why is my Ford Mondeo juddering?
"My 2013 Ford Mondeo 2.0 diesel Powershift experiences gearbox judder when cold. I have owned the car for six months and it has covered 68,000 miles. I occasionally tow a caravan. The smooth gearchanges return after about 15 minutes once warmed up. Any idea what's causing the judder?"
This generation of the Powershift transmission needs a fluid and microfilter change every 30,000 miles. Did the seller provide any evidence that this has been done? If not I'd be concerned about excessive wear of the twin clutches, especially if the car has been used for lots of towing. If you are lucky, the problems will be solved by a gearbox fluid change (which costs around £300). If you are unlucky, the transmission will need to be replaced and this will be a very expensive job indeed that could run into the thousands.
Answered by Dan Powell
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