Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) Review
Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) At A Glance
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.
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.
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On the inside of an Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015)
It's big both outside and inside. As big as the old Granada Scorpio, yet with a lot more rear seat head and legroom and a massive 540 litre boot. It actually feels bigger inside than the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E Class.
It's also very comfortable, with superb seats you never have to readjust. It has excellent ride quality. The roadholding and handling are terrific. And both engines we tried were very strong too.
If Audi, BMW and Mercedes owners drove it without knowing what it was, most would think it was a better car. But as soon as they found out it was a Ford, badge snobbery and the fear of massive depreciation would start getting in the way.
Ford has addressed that by raising specification levels, reducing ‘list' prices and cutting fleet discounts. Instead of churning out fields of LXs for rental fleets they are concentrating on high spec cars to order. There are so many combinations and options that no two Mondeos in the 50,000 a year Ford expects to sell in the UK need be exactly alike. And the production line in Genk, Belgium, is so flexible, it can instantly switch between Mondeo saloons, Mondeo hatchbacks, Mondeo estates, S-Max and Galaxys. Currently producing 860 a day it can be ramped up to 1,200 a day.All new Mondeos feature innovations such as Ford's patented Easyfuel system that very cleverly prevents a narrow petrol pump nozzle fitting the wider orifice of a diesel car. (The fatter diesel pump nozzle hits a circular lock-ring that opens the flap.)
All have strong safety features including Electronic Stability Programme with Electronic Brake Assist, Intelligent Protection System with driver knee and full-length side curtain airbags, active headrests on the front seats, emergency hazard warning lights that activate if you brake hard.
Basic spec also includes electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors, follow-me-home lights, 'Smart' screen wipers that automatically switch down one setting at speeds of less than 2km/h, trip computer, air-conditioning, driver's seat adjustable lumbar support, front and rear armrests and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm.
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Driving Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015)
If I keyed in every model variation and option below I'd be at it for days, so I've had to restrict it, but from just a casual glance you'll get the idea.
The cars we drove were either 220PS 2.5T petrol or 140PS 2.0 turbodiesels. Production began on 27th March. Automatics will start coming off the lines by June, together with 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol and 1.8 diesel engines. A few months later we'll start to see the new chain-cam 161PS 2.3 petrol auto. And early next year we'll get Ford's version of the Ford/PSA 2.2 litre twin-turbo diesel with manual or automatic transmissions.
The ‘220' PS 2.5T actually puts out 217PS on 95 Ron petrol or 230PS on 98-99Ron Super. It's the same engine as the Focus ST 220 (so easily Bluefinnable to 260PS +). And as standard it gives the car a 0-60 of 7.2 seconds and a top speed: 152mph. Rather quicker than the old Scorpio 24v, and even on Ghia X spec 17" wheels with standard suspension the chassis is more than capable of handling it. Quick, yet limo-like at the same time.
You can switch off the standard ESP at any speed and it stays off. You can specify and Interactive Vehicle Damping System that gives you three levels of damping: comfort, normal and sport. And though sport suspension can be specified on its own, IVDC with 17" wheels rather than 18s is a good option at £650.
We tried a 140PS diesel estate fitted with this combination and it gave the best of all worlds. Soft and comfortable in town at the expense of fairly severe roll angles with increased understeer and tyre squeal when cornering. Yet tight and controlled on ‘Sport'. Really, the Ford/PSA 2.0 litre diesel is a smarter choice of engine too. It's punchy enough, yet pulls a relaxed 35mph per 1,000rpm in 5th, and if you're driving normally you'll easily achieve fuel economy in the mid 40s.
You might want to wait for the 2.2 litre twin-turbo diesel arriving next year. But the 2.0 litre diesel is really more than good enough for most drivers. And I'll be very interested to try the automatic when it arrives in June/July.
I guess the car that's going to feel the heat from the new Mondeo most intensely is the VW Passat. Mondeos were always better drivers' cars, yet Passats managed to portray an illusion of quality that gave them higher used values. The new Mondeo not only leaves the Passat eating dust, it feels better built as well.
|1.6 110||39 mpg||-||170 g/km|
|1.6 TDCi Start-Stop||66–67 mpg||12.1 s||109–112 g/km|
|1.6 Ti-VCT||42–42 mpg||12.6 s||156 g/km|
|1.6i||39 mpg||-||170 g/km|
|1.6T EcoBoost||44 mpg||9.6 s||149 g/km|
|1.6T EcoBoost Start-Stop||44–66 mpg||9.6–12.1 s||112–149 g/km|
|1.8 SCi||38 mpg||10.9 s||179 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi||48–50 mpg||11.0 s||151–156 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi 100||50 mpg||-||151 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi 6-speed||48 mpg||-||156 g/km|
|1.8 TDCi ECOnetic||52 mpg||-||142 g/km|
|1.8i||36 mpg||11.2 s||186 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi||48–54 mpg||-||139–156 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 115||48–55 mpg||11.2–11.4 s||139–157 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 130||46 mpg||10.1 s||163 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 140||48–61 mpg||9.8 s||120–156 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 140 Powershift||50–54 mpg||10.4 s||136–149 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 163||53–61 mpg||9.1 s||120–139 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 163 Powershift||50–54 mpg||9.8 s||136–149 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi 90||48 mpg||13.4 s||157 g/km|
|2.0 TDCi ECOnetic||54 mpg||-||139 g/km|
|2.0i||35–36 mpg||10.2–10.3 s||184–191 g/km|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel||36 mpg||-||189 g/km|
|2.0T EcoBoost Powershift||37–37 mpg||7.8–8.2 s||179 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi||46 mpg||-||165 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi 155||45 mpg||9.2 s||166 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi 200||47 mpg||8.3 s||159 g/km|
|2.2 TDCi 200 Automatic||44 mpg||8.6 s||173 g/km|
|2.5T||30 mpg||-||222 g/km|
|3.0||27 mpg||8.1 s||252 g/km|
|ST 2.2 TDCi||45 mpg||9.2 s||166 g/km|
|ST220||27 mpg||7.8 s||254 g/km|
Ford Mondeo Estate (2007 – 2015) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||1434–1629 kg|
|Boot Space||537–1733 L|
|Standard||Full-size spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||B–L|
|Official MPG||26.7–67.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until January 2015
On sale until January 2014
|Graphite 1.6 TDCi 115 Start/Stop 5dr||£19,445||67.3 mpg||12.1 s|
|Graphite 1.6 Ti-VCT 120 5dr||£17,245||42.2 mpg||12.6 s|
|Graphite 1.6T EcoBoost 160 Start/Stop 5dr||£18,245||44.1 mpg||9.6 s|
|Graphite 2.0 TDCi 140 5dr||£19,445||61.4 mpg||9.8 s|
On sale until March 2013
On sale until January 2012
|2.0 TDCi (163ps) Zetec 5dr||£22,745||53.3 mpg||9.1 s|
|2.0 TDCi (163ps) Zetec Powershift 5dr Auto||£24,245||50.4 mpg||9.8 s|
|2.0i Edge 5dr||£19,545||35.8 mpg||10.3 s|
|2.0i Titanium 5dr||£21,945||35.8 mpg||10.3 s|
|2.0i Titanium X 5dr||£23,945||35.8 mpg||10.3 s|
|2.0i Zetec 5dr||£20,345||35.8 mpg||10.3 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium 5dr||£25,445||47.1 mpg||8.3 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium Automatic 5dr||£26,945||43.5 mpg||8.6 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium X 5dr||£27,445||47.1 mpg||8.3 s|
|2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium X Automatic 5dr||£28,945||43.5 mpg||8.6 s|
On sale until July 2011
|1.8 TDCi Edge+ 5dr||£19,394||49.6 mpg||11.0 s|
On sale until March 2011
|2.0 EcoBoost Titanium X Sport 5dr Auto||£28,945||36.7 mpg||8.2 s|
|2.0 TDCi (115ps) Edge 5dr||£20,495||55.3 mpg||11.4 s|
|2.0 TDCi (115ps) Zetec Estate 5dr||£21,445||55.3 mpg||11.4 s|
On sale until July 2010
|2.0 EcoBoost Titanium X Sport Auto||£26,895||36.6 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport||£26,995||53.2 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport Auto||£26,995||50.4 mpg||-|
On sale until May 2010
|1.8 TDCi Edge||£19,395||49.6 mpg||-|
On sale until March 2010
|1.8 TDCi Zetec||£20,045||49.6 mpg||-|
On sale until December 2009
|1.6i (110ps) Edge||£20,322||39.2 mpg||-|
|1.6i Zetec||£21,803||39.2 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi (6-spd) Edge||£22,366||47.9 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi ECOnetic||£22,622||52.3 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Edge (100ps)||£21,855||49.6 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Ghia||£24,665||47.9 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Titanium||£24,665||47.9 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Titanium X||£27,219||47.9 mpg||-|
|1.8 TDCi Zetec (6-spd)||£23,132||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Ghia||£25,533||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi (140ps) Ghia Auto||£25,533||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi ECOnetic||£23,133||54.3 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium ECO||£25,687||54.3 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport||£29,876||47.9 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium X Sport Auto||£29,876||-||-|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Titanium||£23,846||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Zetec||£22,313||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Ghia||£23,846||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCi Ghia||£26,044||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCi Titanium||£26,044||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCi Titanium X||£28,599||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCi Titanium X Sport||£30,387||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.2 TDCi Zetec||£24,512||45.6 mpg||-|
|2.3i Ghia Auto||£25,379||-||-|
|2.3i Titanium Auto||£25,379||-||-|
|2.3i Titanium X Auto||£27,933||-||-|
|2.3i Zetec Auto||£23,846||-||-|
|2.5T Ghia||£26,400||30.4 mpg||-|
|2.5T Titanium||£26,400||30.4 mpg||-|
|2.5T Titanium X||£28,955||30.4 mpg||-|
|2.5T Titanium X Sport||£30,743||30.4 mpg||-|
On sale until October 2008
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Edge||£18,445||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Ghia||£20,695||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.0i Flexi-fuel Titanium X||£23,195||35.8 mpg||-|
|2.3i Edge Auto||£19,945||-||-|
On sale until October 2007
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Edge Estate Auto||£19,945||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Ghia Estate Auto||£22,195||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Titanium Estate Auto||£22,195||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Titanium X Estate Auto||£24,195||-||-|
|2.0 TDCi (130ps) Zetec Estate Auto||£20,945||-||-|
On sale until April 2007
|1.8 SCi Ghia Estate||£19,710||38.2 mpg||10.9 s|
|1.8 SCi Ghia X Estate||£21,710||38.2 mpg||10.9 s|
|1.8i Edge Estate||£16,035||36.2 mpg||11.2 s|
|1.8i LX Estate||£17,235||36.2 mpg||11.2 s|
|1.8i Zetec Estate||£18,235||36.2 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0i Edge Estate||£16,535||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i Edge Estate Auto||£16,535||-||-|
|2.0i Ghia Estate||£19,735||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i Ghia Estate Auto||£19,735||-||-|
|2.0i Ghia X Estate||£21,735||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i Ghia X Estate Auto||£21,735||-||-|
|2.0i LX Estate||£17,735||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i LX Estate Auto||£17,735||-||-|
|2.0i Titanium Estate||£19,735||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i Titanium Estate Auto||£19,735||-||-|
|2.0i Titanium X Estate||£21,735||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i Titanium X Estate Auto||£21,735||-||-|
|2.0i Zetec Estate||£18,735||35.3 mpg||10.2 s|
|2.0i Zetec Estate Auto||£18,735||-||-|
|2.0TDCi 115 Edge Estate||£17,000||47.9 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0TDCi 115 Ghia Estate||£20,200||47.9 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0TDCi 115 LX Estate||£18,200||47.9 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0TDCi 115 Titanium Estate||£20,200||47.9 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0TDCi 115 Zetec Estate||£19,200||47.9 mpg||11.2 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 Edge Estate||£17,500||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 Ghia Estate||£20,700||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 Ghia X Estate||£22,700||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 LX Estate||£18,700||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 Titanium Estate||£20,700||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 Titanium X Estate||£22,700||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 130 Zetec Estate||£19,700||45.6 mpg||10.1 s|
|2.0TDCi 90 LX Estate||£17,700||47.9 mpg||13.4 s|
|2.2TDCi 155 Edge Estate||£18,000||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|2.2TDCi 155 Ghia Estate||£21,200||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|2.2TDCi 155 Ghia X Estate||£23,200||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|2.2TDCi 155 Titanium Estate||£21,200||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|2.2TDCi 155 Titanium X Estate||£23,200||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|2.2TDCi 155 Zetec Estate||£20,200||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|2.5i V6 Ghia X Estate Auto||£24,330||-||-|
|2.5i V6 Titanium X Estate Auto||£24,330||-||-|
|3.0 Ghia X Estate||£23,580||26.9 mpg||8.1 s|
|3.0 Titanium X Estate||£23,580||26.9 mpg||8.1 s|
|ST 2.2TDCi Estate||£24,000||44.8 mpg||9.2 s|
|ST220 Estate||£25,830||26.7 mpg||7.8 s|
- 5 STAR NCAP OCCUPANT SAFETY AWARD. 35 points for adult occupant protection, the maximum rating awarded by Euro NCAP. Mondeo also achieved a very good 4-star rating for child occupant protection, and 2-star for pedestrian protection.
- Mondeo IV won two of five classes in Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards. Mondeo Zetec hatchback performed best in the £16,000-£20,000 class while the Mondeo Titanium X Estate won the £25,000-£32,000 class. The Mondeo Titanium X Estate then went on to be awarded overall Towcar of the Year 2008.
- European Car of the Year 2008 2nd runner up.
- 16-6-2011: Mondeo Estate 2.0TDCI 163 Titanium Powershift voted Practical Caravan and 'What Car' 1,575kg-1,724kg Towcar of the Year.
- 30-5-2012: 8th Most Reliable 3-5 year old family car in 2012 analysis of Warranty Direct Claims records.
- 30-7-2016: Report of 2010 Mondeo 2.0 EcoBoost 240 Titanium Powershift estate bought at 1 year old proving to be totally reliable for 6 years.
- Club for owners of all Fords, old and new: www.fordownersclub.com
- High 189g/km CO2 from 2.0 diesel automatic estate.
- Complaints that on 2007 and early 2008 Mondeos the boot lid pours water into the boot compartment if lifted after/during rain. The fix is a rubber seal going all the way round the boot. All the water that sits at the bottom of the window now floods down the sides of the window and drops a short distance at the top of the boot and flows down the side gutters. This fix was applied from some time in 2008 production.
- Complaint that windows pour water inside the car when opened if there is water on the roof (eg at a car park if car has been standing in rain). This is compounded by the top of the window overhanging the driver's seat so you actually get a very wet leg.
- Complaint that in heavy rain, water/spray is blown up onto the side windows rendering the driver and passenger side door mirrors virtually useless.
- Bluetooth voice control option doesn't interact with the Sony radio very well (voice commands not always recognised), and only works if the radio is turned on.
- Rear bumper top plastic prone to damage from loading boot.
- Rich Sowden's Experiences of 57 plate 2.0 tdci manual zetec estate with sports pack - 2 months ownership and at 25k miles.
- "1 mystery event of all windows opening when parked in the rain (not repeated); 1 engine stutter & stall when braking from high speed - down to 30 mph with clutch in, selected 3rd to pull away and it just died (not repeated); It stutters slightly coming off/on the throttle mainly on m'ways. It prefers decent fuel - the stutter was more noticeable on Tesco/Asda diesel; is better with Shell and best with BP so far. Bad trim fit to nearside C pillar - squeaks like heck over most surfaces and if I wasn't doing so much mileage it would have been living at the dealer. Cental console (armrest) is showing alarming signs of doing the same thing. Wipers aren't great (wobbly, badly aligned) plus things like washer jets are misaligned on passenger side. I've noticed the amount of water the body seems to hold when it's raining - dodging the deluge from the boot is a bit of an art form after you open it up. Fuel consumption is probably averaging 40-42mpg. Much much worse in town but it is a big car."
- 2nd report from Rich Sowden at 25k miles and 9 months:
- "New front tyres after 23k, which I think is pretty good for the power/grip. Dealer service is pretty bad (Peoples Ford - Liverpool). No faults fixed yet. Paint has worn off 2 buttons on stereo (TA and Menu button). Central console no longer stays shut as the catch has worn out, so opening the top section is tricky and has caused me to crack the plastic surround whilst trying to get in.MPG now 43 (general running) to 46 (Motorway). Have had 50mpg on one run but had to drive like a nun to get it. Bluetooth features are a bit limited for phone control and getting through the phone's address book is a slow process. Voice recognition works well though. Had a "service oil" light come on 2k early; took it into main dealer who tried to advise me "they all do that sir"; but it eventually turned out that the engine has an oil quality sensor and hard driving will result in an early oil change. I don't think this is in the handbook."
- ECU mapping fault on 2.2 diesel apparently to be cured by the end of June 2008.
- One reader's list of criticisms/complaints in February 2009 of a December 2007 Mondeo 2.0TDCI Titanium X at 52,000 miles:-
1. First week of ownership couldn't open/start car. Used key to enter but had to call AA to start car. Generator output problem.
2. Ongoing - all windows sometimes open of their own accord whilst parked ( four times since September 07)
3. Water ingress when opening boot plus weak gas struts - I have to push the boot up.
4. Door mirrors useless in rain on motorways
5. Centre console became loose.
6. Catch on centre console broken.
7. EPS & ABS lights lit necessitating new sensors
8. Air Bag warning light lit - required new restraint cradle.
9. Paint worn off front sensor on/off switch
10. Frequently have to dismantle fob to use key to enter car
11. Fuel cooler damaged from road debris - dumped fuel and had to be recovered by AA - can't believe it's not protected!.
12. Front parking sensors much louder than rear sensors which are almost inaudible - but the garage cannot adjust/rectify.
What to watch out for
DO NOT DRIVE DIESELS THROUGH FLOODS. Like many diesels, the air intake is set low and can suck up floodwater leading to hydraulicking of the engine.
One report of steering lock apparently "locking" during normal cornering. Under investigation. May simply have been a temporary loss of power assistance.
One report of repeated engine cut-outs of 2.0TDCI 6-speed manual.
Report of problem with keyless system of Titanium X. May not recognise the key signal (or key signal may be swamped by a more powerful signal on the same frequency) with the result that car will not start and steering wheel lock will not disengage.
One report of mysterious engine fire of 2.0 TDCI. Most melted part of the engine appeared to be the battery with the next melted parts being the wiring looms.
Poor economy and sluggish performance from the 1.8TDCI can be cured by an ECU download. There is now a a new one. The previous one ended in "LG". There is now a new one ending "LH". That's the one you need.
Strange cruise control fault on 2.2CDTI: For a moment it disengages the engine but then restarts and the traction control warning light remains illuminated. To clear the warning, the vehicle needs to be switched off. Or car powers off. The engine will stay running only whilst there is momentum in the wheels. Power steering disengages and the breaks become sluggish. The only way to restart the engine is to pull the key out of ignition and then re-start it.
On some models paint car rub off the buttons on the control panels.
Rumour of a problem with 2.0 TDCI 163. When coming off a "closed" throttle there seems to be a lag in response cum hesitation before the engine picks up.Thought to be something to do with the air exit from the filter affecting the mass airflow sensor. and have a fix.13-07-2011:
One report of the oil pump drive chain of a 17,500 mile 2007 2.0TDCI failing prematurely leading to seizing of the engine.18-07-2011:
TPMS valves on high spec Mondeos fitted with them from 2007 - 2009 seem to be failing through metal fatigue or corrosion or both.25-10-2011:
Timing belt tensioner of 2.5 litre Volvo engine in 2.5T can fail in as little as 50,000 miles, flinging off the belt and wrecking the engine, then landing the owner with a £6,000 bill.01-02-2012:
Mixed metal pressure sensing tyre valves prone to corrosion.14-04-2012:
Report of steering rack failure led to numerous reports at talkford.com . Seems that the seals on the rack start to break down and block the filter in the fluid reservoir. The blocked filter causes the pump to struggle to pull enough fluid through causing the foaming and noise. If caught in time, what dealers do is open the reservoir up and inspect the filter before doing anything other work to see what; if any; debris is inside. They have replaced a large number of racks and reservoirs, flushed the system and left the pumps alone.26-06-2012:
Report of problem with stop start on 2010 Mondeo 2.0i Titanium X petrol model. On pressing the start button the systems would engage but the engine would not attempt to start and an error sign would come up stating “Engine malfunction”. If the car was operational the engine would sometimes cut out while in motion with the same fault notice and would then be either restarted or not as it saw fit. The explanation for the problem from Fords is that there has been a bulletin issued by the company advising a problem with brazing in wire joints and the initial attempt at remedy was to re-braze joints under the drivers seat following which the car was returned as fault remedied. Within a few weeks the same fault re-occurred and this time advised that there was a second bulletin advising that if the original effort had not remedied the problem then re-brazing was to be effected (presumably on the same loom of wires) this time necessitating removal of the dashboard.04-07-2012:
Dual Mass Flywheel total failure on 2009/59 2.0TDCI at 34,000 miles. "the flywheel had given up completely - the two masses were free to rattle against each other with free movement and no spring or damping at all." Ford unsympathetic.05-09-2012:
Corrosion of a cable in the loom can disturb the lighting and the immobiliser.16-09-2012:
Powershift dual clutch automatic transmission requires fresh fluid every 3 years at a cost of £250.12-10-2012:
Sporadic hesitation reported from 2.0TDI 163 Powershift when exiting sideroads, similar to well known problem with DSGs. Probably a fault with the brake light switch telling the ECU that the brakes are still on when they aren't.26-01-2013:
Genk factory output spasmodic due to actions of outside suppliers over closure.22-02-2013:
Report of failure of Sony DAB radio in 2009/59 reg Mondeo Ghia. Dealer unable to fix it.04-12-2013:
Ford Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoost estates with stop/start upgraded at some time in past 3-6 months with a more powerful battery, enhanced starter motor, neutral sensor in gearbox, clutch cylinder sensor.
Another case of DAB radio failing, this time in a 2013 Mondeo Titanium X estate purchased in January 2015. Still no solution from Ford in sights, so no alternative other than to sue the dealer for a replacement radio that works.
- March 2007: New Mondeo arrives
- March 2008
- June 2009
- October 2009
- February 2010
- April 2010
- June 2010
- August 2010
- August 2010: Mondeo facelifted for 2011
- October 2010
- November 2010
- February 2011
- April 2013: Upgraded and simplified Mondeo range announced
New Mondeo arrives
First on sale in UK April 2007. Officially launched Geneva Motor Show March 2007 as 4-door, 5-door and Estate. Standard equipment across the range includes Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Thatcham alarm, air conditioning, 'follow-me-home' lights, trip computer and an MP3 connector socket.
Four model series: Edge, Zetec, Ghia and Titanium X. Advanced new driver-focused technologies include keyless entry and keyless start with 'Ford Power' start button, new Human Machine Interface (HMI) instrument display, adaptive cruise control with Forward Alert, Interactive Vehicle Dynamics Control with Hill Launch Assist and tyre pressure monitoring system.
First car with Easyfuel system that guards against either petrol or diesel misfuelling at the filling pump as the fuel filler neck has been specifically designed around the different sizes of fuel nozzles. Ford has engineered its system only to allow the nozzle that matches the corresponding fuel type of the car to enter the filler neck.
* 1.8-litre Duratorq TDCi 100PS or 125PS diesel with 5-speed manual transmission. The 125PS version can also be specified with a 6-speed manual transmission.
* 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 140PS diesel with 6-speed manual
* 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 130ps diesel with a new Durashift
6-speed automatic transmission.
* 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT 110PS or 125PS petrol engines with
5-speed manual transmission.
* 2.0-litre Duratec HE 145PS petrol engine with Durashift
5-speed manual transmission.
* A new 2.3-litre Duratec HE 161PS 4-cylinder petrol engine with Durashift 6-speed automatic transmission.
* Range-topping, performance-orientated 2.5 litre Volvo sourced 'Duratec' 5-cylinder 220PS petrol engine with Durashift 6-speed manual transmission.
Prices started at £15,010 (RRP on the road) for the Edge 1.6-litre 110PS five-door and rise to £24,210 for the 2.5T 220PS Titanium X estate. On average the new Mondeo is priced £300 below the outgoing equivalent models. The new Ford Mondeo also had £700 worth of added equipment across the range including: Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Thatcham Category 1 Alarm, ISOFIX child-seat fixings, steering wheel controls for the key vehicles technologies, driver's knee airbag, 'follow me home' lighting and unique to Ford - Easyfuel.
Edge replaced LX and also has air-conditioning, cruise control, leather steering wheel, CD stereo with MP3 connection socket seven air-bags, ABS with Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), power front windows, remote central locking, quick clear heated front windscreen, power and heated door mirrors.
Zetec prices ranged from £16,710 for the 1.6-litre 125PS saloon and hatch to £20,755 for the 2.0-litre TDCi 130PS estate. Over the Edge the Zetec adds 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, air conditioning with dual EATC, leather gear knob and power rear windows with global window open/close. The most popular is expected to be a Zetec five-door 140PS TDCi diesel at £18,395..
Ghia prices ranged from £18,460 for the 2.0-litre 145PS saloon to £22,210 for the 2.5 220PS estate. The Ghia is a statement of classic luxury with a host of premium features over the Zetec including 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, power fold door mirrors, a Sony stereo with six CD in-dash auto-changer and 'submarine' lighting.
At the top of the range the Titanium X has Alcantara/leather trim. The Titanium X also offers "Ford Power" start button, adaptive front lighting with cornering lights, blue tinted glass and the new Ford "Convers+" premium instrument cluster with a 256 colour display - Ford's signature HMI technology. Prices range from £21,250 for the 1.8-litre TDCi 125PS five-door to £24,210 for the 2.5 220PS estate.
Options included full screen satellite navigation, tyre pressure monitoring system, sport suspension, integral rear child seats, and a sliding load-floor on the esate. DVD entertainment with integrated head-rest screens. Bluetooth with voice control; this allows a driver to stay in complete control of the car while accessing a mobile phone. This system also allows drivers to change the temperature control and audio settings via voice commands, and this option is available for only £150.
Titanium model added July 2007 with 1.8 TDCI, 2.0 TDCI, 2.0i 2.3i and 2.5T engines and four-door, five-door and estate body styles. Titanium prices identical to Ghia, from £18,445 (2.0i 5-door) - £24,195 (2.5 estate). Spec includes unique 17-inch alloy wheels, brushed metal interior trim detailing, high-tech Ford Convers+ instrument cluster with colour display and sports-style front seats wrapped in modern New York cloth trim. First customer deliveries expected in time for September's '57' registration plate.
ECOnetic version of 2.0TDCI with 115PS emits 140g/km CO2.
175PS 2.2 diesel with 6 speed manual from March 2008, but estate emits 189g/km C02. 173bhp twin turbo 2.2 diesel available to order in Europe in February 2008 at a 1,400 premium over the 2.0TDCI, but initially only as a 'Sport' model with 18" wheels and a host of goodies. There is an estate version. Also available to order in the UK from 11th February, in Titanium trim.
New colours, equipment enhancements and the arrival of an E85 compatible Flexi-Fuel Vehicle (FFV) on all series. Ford's ECOnetic vehicle portfolio has now been extended to include a sub-140g/km CO2 Mondeo ECOnetic. Equipped with a 115PS 1.8-litre TDCi engine with six-speed manual gearbox and Diesel Particulate Filter, this super-frugal addition features lowered suspension, low rolling resistance tyres and aerodynamic improvements.
For the ultimate in smooth diesel power, a new 175PS 2.2-litre TDCi engine also joins the Mondeo family. Offered exclusively with Titanium X trim, the engine provides a new level of sporty performance combined with 165g/km CO2 emissions. 2.0 TDCi engine linked to the six-speed automatic transmission got a power boost from 130 to 140PS. New Titanium X Sport launched 6-5-2008 with new 175PS 2.2 TDCi premium diesel. Priced from £23,355
Available in five-door hatchback and estate body styles, Titanium X Sport models have aggressively styled 18in twin chromed exhaust tailpipes and body-coloured side skirts. The interior is themed with sporty red stitching on the leather/alcantara seats, leather steering wheel and gear shift lever. Aluminium trim detailing is replaced with stylish piano black inlays.
Choice of five-cylinder 220PS 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol, or new 175PS 2.2-litre TDCi engine. This is among the smoothest units of its type combining swift, quiet acceleration of 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 139mph with a combined economy of 45.6mpg. C02 emissions are low at 165g/km (£145 Tax08/09; £175 tax 09/10).
Standard equipment includes in-dash Sony six CD player, voice control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, front and rear park assist, dual-zone climate control and Ford Power start button. Additional upgrades over the standard Titanium include advanced Bluetooth connectivity, bi-xenon lights, alloy pedals and sports suspension. Both engines come with six-speed manual gearbox and insurance groups are 12E for diesel and 14E for petrol models. Available to order now and priced from £23,855 (5 door) to £26,605 (Titanium X estate) on the road.
Single turbo 2.2 litre 175PS diesel is outstandingly flexible. Will pull cleanly from 1,000rpm in 3rd uphill. 2.0 TDCI Titanium estate overall winner in 2008 Towcar Awards, as judged by experts from What Car?, Practical Caravan and The Camping and Caravanning Club. Mondeo Titanium X Estate winner in the £25,000 to £32,000 category at the Caravan Club's towcar of the year awards 2009.
New, 2.0-litre, 115PS Mondeo ECOnetic the lowest CO2 Mondeo yet. Offered in five-door or estate form, each with the same, 139g/km CO2 rating. Each uses Fords 115PS TDCi engine, optimised with a six-speed transmission to create EC combined fuel economy1 of 54.3mpg, rising to 64.2mpg in motorway cruising and giving a potential combined driving range of over 800 miles.
Other emission-reducing ECOnetic features include low-rolling resistance tyres and an optimum gearchange indicator, plus aerodynamics-enhancing sports suspension, air deflectors and a rear spoiler. Inside, the no-compromise Mondeo driving environment offers dual-zone automatic temperature control, BluetoothTM connectivity with voice control, cruise control, seven airbags and Quickclear heated front windscreen. ESP with Traction Assist and Emergency Brake Assist complete a standard features list that ensures Mondeo ECOnetic is as poised as it is efficient and comfortable. Also good news for company car drivers the 2.0-litre engine gives access to a greater number of company car lists, while its low CO2 and competitive price ensure the lowest tax band in its class and low P11D costs.
Low CO2, high trim Titanium ECOnetic introduced with 2.0 litre 115PS TDCI engine emitting 139g/km CO2 and offering 54.3mpg combined. The following features are added to help reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy.
Mondeo Titanium 2.0 115PS TDCi was priced from £23,295.00 for the five-door and £24,545.00 for the estate just above the equivalent Titanium 2.0 140PS TDCi series. With Vehicle Excise Duty falling in band E, costing £120 per year, and combined with improved fuel economy, this delivers competitive cost of ownership maximising the appeal to fleets and user-chooser customers.
Mondeo gained the all-new, high efficiency, turbocharged, 203PS 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost SCTi petrol engine and significantly improved Stage V, 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesels with 115PS and 140PS power outputs, plus an impressive new 163PS version.
In addition, Ford Getrag Powershift six-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission system came to the Mondeo range, fitted as standard with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and optionally available for the 140PS and 163PS Duratorq TDCi diesel engines.
Newly introduced 2.0-litre 163PS Ford Duratorq TDCi allowed the Mondeo to achieve impressive fuel economy with a combined fuel consumption as low as 53.2mpg*, as well as complying with stage V emissions regulations. Together with the new Ford Powershift, the Mondeo delivers a combined fuel economy of just 50.4mpg.
CAP Monitor, April 2010, set residual values over three years and 60,000 miles for new S-MAX, Galaxy and Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi (140PS) PowerShift Auto five-door at £9,925, £9,475, and £6,700 respectively. This represents improvements of £1,275, £825 and £175, respectively, over outgoing models.
High efficiency petrol-injection turbo 203PS 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine and significantly improved 2.0-litre TDCi diesels with 115, 140 and new 163PS version went on sale. Additionally Ford PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch transmission system came to Mondeo range.
2.0-litre EcoBoost has an advanced combustion system which brings new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to petrol units in this power range. The engine features lightweight all-aluminium construction, the latest-generation high-pressure direct-injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and twin-independent variable cam timing. With a maximum output of 203PS at 5,500rpm, combined with maximum torque of 300 Nm delivered across a 1,750-4,500rpm range, the EcoBoost engine enables Mondeo to achieve 0-62mph acceleration in 7.9sec (8.2sec for the estate) with a top speed of over 144mph for four and five-door versions (141mph for estates).
Key benefit of Ford EcoBoost technology is its ability to deliver excellent fuel economy and CO2 emissions as well as impressive performance. Combined fuel economy is as low as 36.6mpg* which translates into average CO2 emission of just 179g/km. Compared with the previous Mondeo 2.3-litre automatic, CO2 emissions are reduced by 19 per cent while the new Mondeo EcoBoost delivers 25 per cent more power.
All new Mondeo TDCi models are equipped with six-speed manual transmission as standard and achieve emission figures that were formerly only achieved by the low-CO2Mondeo ECOnetic. With ECOnetic technologies delivering fuel consumption of 53.2mpg* and an average CO2emission of 139g/km across the diesel Mondeo range, there is no longer a dedicated ECOnetic model.
Ford Mondeo range saw introduction of the efficient and smooth-changing Ford PowerShift six-speed, double-wet-clutch transmission. The new gearbox is an excellent match for both the new Ford EcoBoost petrol direct-injection and Ford Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engines.
Ford PowerShift is standard with the new 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine and also available as an option with both 140 and 163PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi units. With these diesel powertrain combinations, Mondeo delivers a combined fuel economy of 50.4mpg*, with CO2at 149g/km.
|New 2010 Ford Mondeo powertrains|
|2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 6-speed man||2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi -speed man
|2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 6-
|Max power (PS)||203||115||140||163|
|Max torque (Nm)||300||300||320||340|
|CO 2 emission* (g/km)||179||139||139 (149)||139 (149)|
|Top speed (mph)||144.2||119.3||130.5
|0—62 mph in secs.||7.9||11.2||9.5 (10.2)||8.9 (9.5)|
|Top speed (mph)||141.1||114||127.4
|0-62mph (secs)||8.2||11.4||9.8 (10.4)||9.1 (9.8)|
Attractive pre-facelift Mondeo Sport introduced with Titanium look grille. Limited to 3,000, with over £2,000 of extras. These include satellite navigation system covering Europe, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and self-dimming rear view mirror. The equipment list, which also includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors and solar reflect windscreen to maintain a cool cabin temperature, is valued at over £2,000. The Ford Mondeo Sport will be available from September 1 at £18,795 for the petrol version and £19,495 for the diesel – or from just £300 over the Zetec series which the new Sport is based on.
Ford Mondeo Sport could be specified with either 1.8-litre 125PS diesel or 2.0 145PS petrol engines. Available in four colours – Frozen White, Panther Black, Sea Grey, and Moondust Silver – Mondeo Sport will go on sale in five-door and estate bodystyles.
Mondeo facelifted for 2011
Following significant updates to the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models earlier in 2010, new Mondeo went on sale in September/October.
Facelifted Mondeo saw first application of a higher performance 240PS derivative of the efficient new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, joining the existing 203PS version of this engine, introduced in Mondeo, new S-MAX and new Galaxy earlier in 2010.
The latest Mondeo also introduces a comprehensively revised version of the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which boasts a 12 per cent power increase to 200PS, making it the most powerful Ford Duratorq diesel engine so far.
"Fresh look" with more rounded front for both body styles available in the UK – five door and wagon. Incorporates new technologies such as LED lighting. Re-designed, LED tail lamps. The interior of the new Mondeo has also been comprehensively reworked. Re-designed centre console flows more elegantly, while the door panels feature a new 'toproll' and flush, integrated, door release mechanisms. Further enhancements include a new central overhead console featuring LED ambient lighting, and a woven headliner.
The use of new high quality interior trim materials in new Mondeo boost the overall feeling of craftsmanship and are complemented by high-class inlay foils and new 'jewel' detailing on switches and vents in satin chrome. New interior colour schemes also offer two new lighter interior executions for a rich, premium, appeal.
New Mondeo is the first Ford of Europe model to feature a more powerful 240PS version of the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost power unit. This joins the existing 203PS engine already available in Mondeo and the new S-MAX and Galaxy.
Lightweight all-aluminum construction is the key to the new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, which features latest-generation high-pressure direct injection, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing. It has an advanced combustion system which contributes significantly to achieving new levels of performance and fuel efficiency for petrol engines in this power range.
Average CO2emissions of just 179 g/km are achieved for the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, regardless of the power rating or body style. Ford EcoBoost technology offers fuel consumption and emission reductions of up to 20 per cent compared with conventional petrol engines of a similar performance.
New Mondeo also introduces a significantly re-engineered version of the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which now boasts a 12 per cent peak power increase to 200PS, making it the most powerful Ford Duratorq diesel to date, yet 159g/km CO2 so still under the 260g/km company limit..
This new powerhouse is joined by the significantly improved 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel introduced to the Mondeo range earlier this year, and available with 115, 140 or 163PS power ratings, all three of which deliver average CO2emissions of just 139 g/km with a six-speed manual transmission and regardless of body style. Existing 1.6- and 2.0-litre Ford Duratec petrol engines have also been retained, offering 120 and 145PS outputs.
New 1.6-litre engines from the Ford EcoBoost petrol and Duratorq TDCi diesel engine families will be available in the future to extend the wide powertrain choice even further.
New Ford ECOnetic Technologies are also available on new Mondeo to help ensure efficient and economical motoring. Innovations include Smart Regenerative Charging, the Ford Eco Mode driver information system and, for the first time in a Ford model, an Active Grille Shutter system. This electronically controlled device regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment, reducing aerodynamic drag and benefitting engine heating characteristics to improve fuel economy and warm-up performance, particularly in cold climates.
Powertrain advances seen in the new Mondeo also extend to the transmission, with the latest Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system fitted as standard equipment with Ford EcoBoost petrol engines and available as an option with 140PS and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi.
New technologies for enhanced safety and comfort
Mondeo's wide range of the latest driver assistance technologies includes Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert and Auto High Beam – all utilising a new high sensitivity camera unit located at the top of the windscreen in front of the rear view mirror.
Also extending to Mondeo are many features already introduced on the latest S-MAX and Galaxy models, including Ford's Blind Spot Information System, Speed Limiter, Rear Door Power Child Locks and Rear View Camera. LED lighting technology is used for the daytime running lights and rear tail and brake lamps as well as inside the car.
UK prices will be carried over from the existing Mondeo pricelist starting at £17,295. The high-level Titanium series will increase by £200 to £19,945 to reflect new features.
New Ford Mondeo ECOnetic model will be the most frugal Mondeo to date, and will go on sale from the first quarter of 2011.
The new Mondeo ECOnetic features a specially calibrated 115 PS (85 kW) version of the 1.6-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine equipped with a standard diesel particulate filter and coupled to a Ford Durashift 6-speed manual transmission with a longer final drive of 1:3.69 (compared to 1:4.06 for the standard Mondeo) and purposefully matched ratios across all gears.
Key to the new Mondeo ECOnetic's performance is the standard Ford Auto-Start-Stop system which can reduce fuel consumption and CO2emissions by up to five per cent in mixed driving conditions. In an urban environment and in heavy traffic with frequent stops the savings could increase to as much as 10 per cent.
Ford's latest Mondeo range, now available in UK dealerships, features a new high-tech 1.6-litre direct injection turbo petrol EcoBoost engine which offers sporty performance while returning over 41mpg*. This new 1.6-litre engine features direct-injection, variable valve-timing and turbo-charging is produced at Ford's Bridgend Plant in Wales, and is also available in the new Ford C-MAX MPV range.
In five-door form, the new Ford Mondeo equipped with the 1.6-litre 160PS EcoBoost engine and six-speed manual transmission is capable of 134mph, while returning 41.5mpg (combined) and emitting 158g/lm CO2. The Mondeo 1.6-litre EcoBoost's fuel consumption and lower personal, and employer, taxation combine to make the car comparable with a diesel-powered 2.0-litre TDCi:
|CO 2 g/km||PS||Max
|On the road
Ford's 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine uses a combination of turbocharging, direct injection and variable cam timing to reduce fuel consumption and emissions while producing an extra 40PS over the Mondeo's conventional 1.6 petrol engine. It also produces a remarkable 10 per cent more power than Ford's 2.0-litre 145PS petrol engine.
Further Ford Mondeo powertrain news follows in February next year when the 1.6 TDCi diesel engine with start-stop technologies arrives in UK showrooms. This Mondeo, targeting 115g/km CO2to return 65.6mpg (combined), features a specially calibrated 115PS version of the Dagenham-built engine and will be fitted with an aerodynamic kit to minimise drag and low rolling resistance tyres.
Mondeo 1.6 TDCI 115 ECOnetic with stop start down to 114g/km CO2.
Upgraded and simplified Mondeo range announced
The Ford Mondeo Graphite offers retail buyers a compelling combination of exterior appeal and excellent interior features with prices from £15,995.
The Titanium X Business Edition offers even higher standards of technology and interior luxury, which have helped to secure residual values five percentage points higher than the outgoing Mondeo Titanium X, despite prices being £1,500 lower.
Ford Mondeo models equipped with the reputed 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine - available across all series (except Titanium X Sport) - offer CO2emissions from just 119g/km across both 140PS and 163PS power outputs - a reduction of up to 10g/km. Fuel consumption is improved from 57.6mpg to 61.4mpg.
Ford refined the calibration of the Mondeo's 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engine and optimised aerodynamics to achieve 119g/km targeted CO2emissions from the five-door version and 120g/km from the estate. These lower CO2levels qualify for annual road tax (VED) of £30, down from £105.
The Ford Mondeo also provides customers with a wide array of sophisticated features including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Front Lighting System, Hill Launch Assist and Auto High Beam technology.