Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) Review

Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) At A Glance

4/5

+Fantastic to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge load capacity. Excellent value. Efficient ECOnetic models.

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

Insurance Groups are between 13–28
On average it achieves 82% 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 the latest 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.

2007 Mondeo Group Road Test (including estate)

2010 Mondeo ECOnetic Road Test

2011 Mondeo 2.2 TDCI 200 and 2.0 SCTI 240

Real MPG average for a Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 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

82%

Real MPG

22–62 mpg

MPGs submitted

494

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

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Which engine was installed in the Ford Mondeo Zetec Estate 2009 2.0 TD?
"Can you please tell me the make of engine which Ford used in its Mondeo Zetec Estate TD 2009? It's a lovely car to drive and I am very happy with it. A friend reckons they used Jaguar engines after taking Jaguar over, while a mechanic friend reckons they used Peugeot engines. "
It's a Ford engine, which was also used in the Jaguar XE.
Answered by Russell Campbell
What should I replace my Mondeo IV petrol estate with?
"I want to replace my 2009 Ford Mondeo IV petrol estate. Among my requirements are: good reliability, reasonable economy and preferably low emissions; comfortable, supportive seats; a boot that can easily carry at least one set of golf clubs and a trolley under its load cover; a spare wheel; towing capability for 1,500kg caravan; reasonable room for rear passengers; no bigger than my Mondeo. I do low annual mileage and most of my journeys are short. Hatchbacks, saloon or SUV suggestions welcome. "
I'd recommend you have a look at the Toyota RAV4 hybrid. Toyota's reliability is the best in the business and the RAV4's hybrid engine means it's surprisingly good on fuel – there's no need to plug it in so it's also very convenient – and is perfect for the sort of short journeys you do, the type that will cause problems for modern diesels. Emissions are also very low for a mid-sized SUV. All models come with firm and supportive seats that are electrically adjustable (including lumbar) and heated. The RAV4 has a 520 litre boot and a 1.5m interior width – so it should be fine for golf and the car tows up to 1500kg. It's actually 2cm shorter than your Mondeo but has plenty of legroom and its raised ride height means you can slide onto your seat rather than dropping into it. A Spare wheel is standard so long as you don't specify the premium pack or the panoramic roof. The Toyota might not have the premium badge, but it feels like a premium car – like a Lexus with less of the flashiness – it's very quiet and comfortable, and feels extremely solid. I doubt you'd be disappointed.
Answered by Russell Campbell
My SORN'd car has developed brake disc rust. Will this come off when I drive it?
"My 2013 Ford Mondeo estate has been sitting on my drive, on a SORN, for the past five months. Consequently, the brake discs have developed surface rust. Will the rust rub off when I put the car back on the road or should I clean the rust off manually? I ask particularly as a neighbour had similar rust, though under different circumstances, that embedded in his brake pads necessitating complete replacement of his discs and pads."
It will depend on how far the rust has penetrated the brake discs. Surface rust can be cleaned away with general driving and braking. However, if the rust has eaten into the metal it may have pitted the surfaced and this will shred your brake pads.
Answered by Dan Powell
What maintenance costs can I expect on my 2013 diesel Ford Mondeo?
"You say the underlying maintenance cost is the reason for the collapsing of diesel car prices. I'm concerned because I own a 63 reg Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0d, with 40,000 miles that I plan to keep for another three or four years. What additional costs can I expect?"
EGR £500 - £1000; DPF £1,000+ (though they can usually be chemically cleaned for about £400). A 63 reg will need a new timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and alternator belt in a year or so, costing £500. If the turbo fails, that will be about £1500 + new turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes.
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