Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) Review

Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) At A Glance


+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)


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


Real MPG

23–62 mpg

MPGs submitted


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Can you disable keyless entry on a 2014 Ford Mondeo?

"Can I enable / disable keyless entry on 2014 Mondeo? All answers seem to apply to Focus and Fiesta. Help! "
Where fitted, the option to deactivate keyless entry is within the instrument information display, under Settings-Vehicle Settings-Locks-Intelligent Access. However it is possible that your Mondeo is not fitted with this function, in which case you may need to contact an independent Ford specialist or automotive electrician to see if this can be disabled by recoding the ECU.
Answered by David Ross

Can I get multi vehicle insurance for three cars?

"I'm the owner/driver of two vehicles, a VW Transporter, business use fully comp and Insured for max mileage of 5k per annum and my runabout Ford Mondeo estate, insured for under 2k p.a. I would like to acquire my elderly mother's Vauxhall Vectra Estate too, as she's sadly had to give up driving now. Is there an insurance policy that would cover me for all three vehicles on one policy, rather than three individual ones? I'm pushing 65 shortly, with a blemish free accident and convictions history. Can you point me in the right direction please?"
It is possible to get one insurance policy that covers several vehicles. Insurers that offer this service will generally give you a discount for each additional vehicle you add (usually up to five vehicles), so this would seem an ideal solution here. The downside is that because this isn't offered by all insurers, you generally can't use price comparison websites to get lots of quotes at once - you'll have to go old-school and do some ringing around. Google will help you find insurers that offer this service, but as a starting point you can try Admiral, Aviva, Endsleigh and Liverpool Victoria. It may also be worth calling up your current insurer and asking if it's something they can help with.
Answered by David Ross

Gearbox failure on used car - who should pay for the repair?

"My sister bought a 2012 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi with an automatic gearbox for £5150, Less than two months later and 2000 miles covered, the gearbox has failed. It lost drive and the diagnosis was the gearbox solenoid, fault code P0766. She has been quoted £3500 to fix it but on the sales invoice the extra cover only goes up to a max of £500 and it doesn’t cover electrical parts of the gearbox. Should this be covered by the dealer, as it’s happened within two months of purchase? Could it have been developing when at the time of sale? "
Take the car back to the dealer and ask them to put this right or give your sister ger money back. As per the 2015 Consumer Right Act, any serious fault that develops within the first six months of ownership is deemed "present or developing" at the time of sale. The dealer is 100 per cent responsible for putting this right. They have one opportunity to fix the car. Your sister will be entitled to a refund (minus a fair deduction for the use she has already had from the vehicle) if the car cannot be repaired. For your consumer rights, see:
Answered by Dan Powell

Ford Mondeo ESP warning light - what does it mean?

"I drive a 2009 Ford Mondeo 2.0 diesel Every now and again the ESP light comes on the dash, with a message stating "engine malfunction". When this happens the car goes into limp mode and won't rev past 2500rpm. Do you know what could cause this?"
If you have a warning light then it would be best at this stage to carry out a diagnostic check and see what fault code you get ( should be P ---- 4 numbers) From this fault code you can then identify where the problem lies (could be one of the car's many sensors).
Answered by Alan Ross
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