VIDEO: Ford Mondeo Hybrid Estate - sorry Ford, not good enough...

Published 04 October 2019

Ford is now offering the Mondeo Estate as a hybrid...but why? 

Click play below to watch Mark's video and find out why, in his opinion, Ford has got this one wrong. 

Comments

groaver    on 5 October 2019

Long and low

You've been driving a SUV for too long.

pint6x    on 6 October 2019

To be fair to Mark, the Mondeo hybrid has come in for pretty much universal criticism from every place that's reviewed it. This is what happens when someone launches a type of car because it feels it has to, rather than because it genuinely wants to launch something new or push the boundaries of car design technology.

A petrol Mondeo, particularly in Vignale spec, is a pretty decent car to drive. .

groaver    on 7 October 2019

To be fair to Mark, the Mondeo hybrid has come in for pretty much universal criticism from every place that's reviewed it. This is what happens when someone launches a type of car because it feels it has to, rather than because it genuinely wants to launch something new or push the boundaries of car design technology. A petrol Mondeo, particularly in Vignale spec, is a pretty decent car to drive. .

Indeed. It too is long and low as he complained about in the video.

It just feels that way because he waded his way (test drive-wise) through so many high up boxes.

3.0S    on 6 October 2019

Review is accurate and fair, though your disparaging comment regarding elderly anxious people, is irrelevant and adds nothing to what is supposed to be a car review. You also failed to mention that the primary purpose of this car is to mitigate the overall emissions count, that Ford have to try to adhere to, to avoid costly per car penalties. Please respond Mark.

pint6x    on 7 October 2019

As something Ford have produced solely to reduce their overall emissions per car average, as appears to be the case. shows a certain cynicism on Ford's part. They have done just enough to drag this product over the line without bothering to put any development into it to see if the hybrid gubbins integrates well or whether the car feels good to drive. The capacity of the battery in this car is ridiculously small when compared to other hybrids and turns a decent car (std Mondeo) into a bad one.

Bob Bax    on 7 October 2019

I have a Mondeo Hybrid Estate, the Tester in the Video must have driven a far different car to mine.
As Porsche owner, I'm very happy with this car, AS IT IS NOT A DIESEL.
Diesel Cars are now linked in city areas to exacerbate Asthma, and are not helpful to the healthy progression of the unborn fetus!
There is plenty of room, and compares for space with the current Mercedes E Class.

BEARS8    on 7 October 2019

Different FROM ... not different TO

Classical    on 7 October 2019

We all know what the commenter meant Bears! This is a blokey site not a grammar lesson!!

Bruno123    on 7 October 2019

Spot on !

tuk585    on 15 October 2019

Different FROM ... not different TO

If you look up official grammar you will see that 'different TO' is OK. You can use either, and before you say no-one uses 'different to', I and most of my acquaintances do. Perhaps it is a class thing?

TCCisTCC    on 8 October 2019

....it may have as much space as an E Class but there the comparison ends. The E Class now is close to being an S Class and that's about as good as it gets.

John Appleton    on 7 October 2019

Mark, I know your job is to be a reviewer & obviously a critic but spare a thought for the poor sods / engineers that are “straightjacketted” by management, design cost constraints, timing issues etc. etc. Expect quite a few of those engineers wish they had your relatively easy job that has just one or two critics ?

Ol King Kong    on 7 October 2019

Why should Nizzle concern himself with the lot of Ford's Engineer's & Management John? This is a consumer feature, not some Engineering monthly Institution magazine article.

No point in reviewing cars if the reviewer doesn't remain honest and critical where that is his/her assessment.

That dash / doortrim gap! my oh my. That is just unforgivable and I hope highlights where Ford really are. Deming would be laughing his head off!

aethelwulf    on 7 October 2019

It is very sad. I run a MK 3 Mondeo 2l petrol. It is a great car now 14 years old. I shall not rush out and buy that hybrid. My car carries 600KG payload and gives me 35mpg . The VED is £300 but depreciation is finished. I shall keep my MK 3 for a few years yet as it is easy to repair.
The blasted tree-huggers are ruining motoring and I hate them.

   on 24 October 2019

My Mondeo HEV Experience.

First of all I was replacing my Passat SE Business class, but the new face lifted car was not available for a few months.

My main driver was to lower my benefit in kind tax, have a comfortable drive and room for two adults two teenagers and a dog.

BIK saving equals £150 per month.

I have now covered 12500 miles in this car since the 19th of July so I am ready to give you an honest review.

Not one rattle
Not one visit to the Ford dealer
Purchased one Ltr of engine oil
Average mileage to date 51.6 miles to the gallon
DAB radio does not constantly cut out
The leather seats are like arm chairs equally as good as the Passat
Heated seats a saviour when you hit 300 miles in a day
Extremely quiet driving experience

Very pleased, now the honest downsides

Now the nights are drawing in I have discovered the lights are appalling.
Fuel tank too small could do with a 60 ltr
The Ford Pass app

I cover in my role the North of England and Scotland, so up and down the A1 is not exactly a race track, Scotland has more sneaky speed cameras than anywhere else in the U.K so on an average my speed returning from Aberdeen to Doncaster yesterday was 42mph and I was rather relaxed after the long road trip.

So to the best bit, company cars are like an engineers spanner they are a tool for your job, like the Mondeo HEV estate is for me. (I had on my car list Jaguar, Landrover, Ford and VW) But this work tool has saved me in BIK around £150 and this enabled my wife to upgrade her Evoque to a new Velar on PCP. So I drive around in a very quiet and comfortable car through the week, and the family are happy in our new personal car.

Would I order again, yes because it has worked for us nicely but the lights would have to be LED. Sadly it probably will not be around in 3 years time.





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