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Ford Mondeo Vignale 2.0 Hybrid 5dr Petrol/Electric Automatic Estate (2020) at Ford Wimbledon

Ex - DEMONSTRATOR MODEL - Call to Confirm Mileage - Never lose your way again with the inbuilt Sat Nav, plus this Mondeo is fitted with Cruise Control, Automatic Headlights, Rain Sensing Wipers, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Ford SYNC3 Bluetooth, One-Touch Electric Windows, a Heated Windscreen and a DAB Radio with USB in. Qualifies for Warranty4Life*

29/01/2020

2500

Automatic

Petrol/Electric 46.3 combined MPG (WLTP)

Magnetic Grey



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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
103 g/km

MPG:
62.8

WLTP CO2:
134 g/km

WLTP MPG:
46.3

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V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

Power operated front and rear windows with global open and close, Quickclear heated front windscreen, Rain sensing front windscreen wipers, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper

Brakes

ABS+EBA, Active city stop, Electric parking brake, ESP + traction control, Hill start assist

Carpets/Rugs

Front and rear luxury velours carpet floor mats

Communication

Apple car play/Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity with voice control

Driver Aids

Ford power starter and keyless Entry system, Lane keeping aid, PAS, Pre-collision assist with AEB and pedestrian and cyclist detection, Rear view camera, Traffic sign recognition

Driver Convenience

Active Noise Control, Ford easy fuel

Driver Information

Service indicator, SONY SYNC 3 Premium sony DAB navigation system with 8" touch screen, CD player and 12 speakers with Ford pass connect, SYNC Emergency Assistance, Trip computer, Twin 4.2" TFT cluster display

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming rear view mirror, Electric adjustable door mirrors, Heated door mirrors, Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights

Entertainment

Radio/CD, USB socket

Exterior Body Features

Body colour bumper and side rocker mouldings, Bright roof rails, Front door Scuff plates with Vignale script, Unique Ford Vignale exterior styling with dark tarnish detailing, Vignale upper/lower grille

Exterior Lights

Automatic headlights with auto high/low beam, Bi-LED adaptive headlamps and power tailgate, Front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Dual zone electronic auto temperature

Interior Features

Centre console with armrest, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Luxury premium leather upholstery, Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel, Rear armrest, Tonneau cover

Interior Lights

Enhanced ambient lighting

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbelts, Curtain airbags, Driver/front passenger airbag, Drivers knee airbag, Intelligent Protection System (IPS), Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

10 way power adjustable driver seats with memory + passenger seats, 4 way headrests, Driver's lumbar support, Folding rear seats, Front headrests, Heated and cooled variable front seats, Isofix child seat attachment, Multi contour seats with massage function, Rear headrests

Security

Immobiliser, Remote central double locking, Thatcham category 1 alarm

Wheels - Alloy

19" Dark Tarnish alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Tyre inflation kit

General

Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
Badge Engine CC: 2.0
Badge Power: 187
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: Hybrid
Coin Series: N
Generation Mark: 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 24E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 70
NCAP Safety Assist %: 73
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 12500
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 103
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 127

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1999
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 62.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 4.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb: 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 40.9
WLTP - MPG - High: 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Low: 47.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium: 57.6

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.2
Engine Power - BHP: 187
Engine Power - KW: 138
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 128
Engine Torque - MKG: 17.6
Engine Torque - NM: 173
Top Speed: 116

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1501
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4867
Wheelbase: 2850
Width: 1852
Width (including mirrors): 2121

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2295
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1508
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 633
Max. Loading Weight: 654
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 750
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
Minimum Kerbweight: 1641
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.5

TRICKLE CHARGER (new2) 31/10/2014

Ford still hopes its petrol/electric hybrid Mondeo can convert enviro-conscious buyers in the medium range segment. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Ford hopes its petrol/electric hybrid Mondeo can convert enviro-conscious buyers in the medium range segment. This isn't a hybrid of the fashionable Plug-in sort, but it can still return over 50 to the gallon in regular use and offer a tax-busting sub-100g/km CO2 rating. And you can have it in either saloon or estate guises.

Background

Today, Ford offers all kinds of electrified powerplants in its cars, but the first such engine dates back to 2014 and it was this self-charging full-Hybrid unit fitted to the fourth generation Mondeo. It's based around one of the brand's older petrol engines - a 2.0-litre TiVCT unit - and combines it with two electric motors, one to drive the wheels and another to supply regenerative charging, these being powered by a 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery. To start with, because this confection was primarily targeted at American buyers, it was only available with a four-door body style that few in our market wanted. But in 2019, as part of a package of updates made to this car, Ford widened the hybrid engine's availability to include this estate body shape. And at the same time made the powertrain smoother and improved its regenerative braking capability. Let's put this rather unique Mondeo to the test.

Driving Experience

Unlike the hybrid options offered in this segment by Volkswagen, Skoda and Peugeot, this Mondeo's HEV set-up isn't one of the pricey plug-in sort, which means you don't get astonishing all-electric style fuel returns. But then you do without the outlandish asking prices that those brands will ask for their full-hybrid models too. Instead, a Mondeo Hybrid has the more conventional type of 'self-charging' petrol/electric set-up you'd find in a slightly cheaper but smaller and less powerful model like Toyota's Prius, where the engine cuts in and out to assist electric propulsion as and when required. Ford's third generation Kuga SUV offers this kind of hybrid too, but this Mondeo's set-up is a much older design based around an aging 2.0 TiVCT petrol powerplant that was long ago deleted from the company's portfolio in its conventional form. Here, that unit is mated to an 88kW electric motor and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that both sit at the back of the car but drive the front wheels via a power-split 6-speed automatic auto transmission. That auto 'box decides at any given time whether power should come from the engine, the electric motor, both at once or neither. Plus it includes an extra 'L' setting that forces the engine to rev harder and is intended to help control your speed in tricky downhill conditions. The whole self-shifting package works like the kind of CVT rubber band auto transmission that Toyota and Lexus hybrid products use. Which means that, like those cars, there's often a tendency for the engine not to feel very interested in what your right foot is asking from it. Rest to 62mph is supposed to take 9.2s en route to 116mph, but this car actually doesn't feel anything like that fast. Much of the energy that charges the battery is harvested through the regenerative braking process, now achieved much more smoothly in this car without the kind of 'grabby' brake pedal that afflicted this package in its earlier forms. Plus more energy is harvested when coasting, when it's common for the engine to cut out completely, even at motorway speeds. And the system's ability to allow you to pull away silently on battery-only power always tends to fill you with a smug sense of eco-friendliness. But we're disappointed by the way that the whole package kills any real sense of driving pleasure, which was the thing that always used to set a Mondeo apart.

Design and Build

Unless you knew this Mondeo was a hybrid, you probably wouldn't pick up on the fact. It's low key and is offered in both saloon and estate forms, both of which feature subtle green and blue badging. Like the rest of the Mondeo range, this one gets Ford's Aston Martin lookalike grille with laser-cut headlamps and a power dome bonnet, while the fuselage is sculptured and sophisticated in its design. Ford calls the saloon's roofline 'a sports coupe profile' which might be pushing it a bit, but it's quite a handsome thing. Inside, Mondeo drivers are met with a digital analogue instrument cluster, while a wrap-around centre console design delivers a cockpit-like feel. There are touchpad-style buttons for the major functions. Materials quality is higher than you might expect, with a soft-touch instrument panel and flock-lined central front storage area and glovebox, but it's still a little shy of the premium German marques. Unfortunately, the electric motor and its lithium-ion battery robs much of the boot space compared to a conventional Mondeo. The estate offers 403-litres (the saloon boot is just 383-litres).

Market and Model

Ford has pitched the Mondeo Hybrid at around £28,000: that's for the saloon. You'll pay £1,420 more for the alternative estate body style. These kinds of figures seem reasonable given that you'd pay about this much for a top-spec Toyota Prius, a smaller car that's got over 50PS less power. Equipment from the base 'Titanium Edition' trim level offered includes climate control, cruise control, heated seats and Bluetooth, plus there are a bunch of interesting options to choose from. If you want more, this drivetrain is also offered from around £31,500 with the top 'Vignale' level of Mondeo trim. A key Mondeo safety technology feature is Pedestrian Detection, which identifies people and reduces the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 50mph. If a pedestrian is detected in front of the car and a collision becomes imminent, the driver will first receive an audible and visual warning. Should that driver not respond, the system then shortens the time required to apply the brakes by reducing the gap between brake pads and discs. If there is still no response from the person at the wheel, the brakes will be applied autonomously and the vehicle speed reduced. Active City Stop, a spin-off of this technology, operates at speeds of up to 25mph and aims to prevent you rear-ending the car in front in stop/start traffic. A radar system also drives the Distance Indication feature and Adaptive Cruise Control technology. Cameras support a Lane Keeping Aid and Traffic Sign Recognition, which provides the driver with the speed limit, cancellation signs and overtaking regulations flashed up on the instrument cluster display. There are also full adaptive LED headlights on offer, as well as Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking.

Cost of Ownership

The Hybrid set-up on offer here can't be plugged in - it's of the older-tech 'self-charging' sort - but you'd still think that all the ingredients would be here for impressively low running cost returns. A 2.0 TiVCT petrol unit is mated to an 88kW electric motor and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that both sit at the back of the car but drive the front wheels via a power-split 6-speed automatic transmission. That auto 'box decides at any given time whether power should come from the engine, the electric motor, both at once or neither - and you can monitor what's being powered by what via a selectable energy display in the 'apps' section of the SYNC3 centre-dash screen. From start-off, the car always reverts to battery power only and it often also does so not only in urban motoring but also at cruising speeds - even quite high ones. Which is why Ford is able to quote a tax-busting NEDC-rated CO2 figure for this car - just 98g/km if you've a 'Titanium'-spec version with 18-inch wheels. For the top 'Vignale' variant with 19-inch wheels, the figure is 103g/km. As for fuel consumption, well unless you were to drive this car exclusively in urban conditions, it wouldn't be as economic as the diesel variant but it still supposed to manage up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, whichever trim level you select. In this test, we managed returns somewhere in the forties.

Summary

So, how to summarise? Well Ford's trying hard here to promote this car's hybrid powerplant, but we think it unlikely the brand will gain the kind of customer take-up it's seeking from models equipped with this unit, even with the addition of the extra Estate body style. Certainly, the fact that this engine's restricted to the more expensive leather-lined trim levels and can't be had with the hatch body shape won't help. Ultimately, in this form a Mondeo is a bit pricey for someone considering a 'Prius'-style self-charging hybrid. And it won't interest many business buyers in the larger 'D'-segment because it lacks the clever Plug-in tech that more direct rivals use. The bottom line is though, that this Ford offers by far the cheapest petrol/electric option in the class. That's got to count for something. Now the Blue Oval brand just needs to work on its marketing proposition.

V. SPECIAL (new2) 08/01/2016

Ford wants us to consider an upscale version of its Mondeo, wearing Vignale badging. Jonathan Crouch reports on the revised version.

Ten Second Review

The upmarket Vignale offers a very different spin on the Ford Mondeo ownership experience. A more personal service and some mouthwatering trim and equipment choices make this a bit of a treat.

Background

It's time to sit down, settle back and hit the 'way back when' button. We'll rewind back to a time when the Carrozzeria Ghia SpA was one of the real heavy hitters of the Italian styling business. That was back in the Fifties, with the company working with VW on the Karmann Ghia and Volvo on the lovely P1800. By the mid-Sixties, Ghia was in trouble and was at one point owned by De Tomaso, eventually ending up being snapped up by Ford. Seeing some value in the name, Ford decided to make the Ghia name its top trim level. Soon we started to see all sorts of sorry Orions and Escorts bearing this once proud name. Giacinto Ghia must have been rolling in his grave. Well, Ford's at it again. For Ghia, swap in Vignale. This is another Italian coachbuilder who fell on hard times, the company once owned by De Tomaso. Ford bought the name in 2013 and will hopefully treat it with more respect than it gave to Ghia. The first vehicle that gets the Vignale treatment certainly looks the goods. The Vignale Mondeo offers a buyer experience you probably never reckoned on from Ford.

Driving Experience

This top Ford is sold with the top engines from the Blue Oval brand's stable, which means you get to choose between the 190PS version of Ford's EcoBlue TDCi diesel unit or the brand's 187PS petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. Go for the diesel unit and you get Ford's latest 8-speed automatic transmission. There's been a huge effort devoted to increasing refinement in the Vignale models. Ford's innovative Active Noise Cancellation system enhances interior refinement. Using three cabin microphones, the system is able to monitor engine noise in the interior. Advanced audio technology directs opposing sound waves through the audio system to cancel out engine noise and improve cabin ambience. Acoustic glass helps reduce wind noise to levels normally experienced only in the premium segment. Ford's integral link rear suspension claims to offer a smoother ride, in particular for rear seat passengers. The engineers also reckon that this set-up reduces noise levels by allowing the wheels to move further rearwards on impact with uneven road surfaces.

Design and Build

Ford has subtly updated the look of this fourth generation Mondeo, revising the upper and lower front grille, re-styling the bumpers, introducing more stylish 'C'-shaped tail lights and incorporating fresh fog light and LED daytime running light designs. The Vignale's specific design details are worth a closer look. The upper grille features a hexagonal design in dark matt metallic finish and finished with a polished aluminium surround. There's also a high-gloss lower grille with chrome bars, chrome door details, a high-gloss finish for the windshield pillar and for the central and rear window pillars. Special 18-inch Vignale alloy wheels and an exclusive Vignale paint finish are also offered. On to colour. Metallic paint comes as standard, with further options including Vignale Black, Vignale Silver and premium four-coat Vignale White. The interior looks a cut above, with seats are offered in exclusive Vignale leather trim. Laser-cut for high precision, the material features hexagonal quilting and tuxedo stitching with soft-touch elements that extend to the instrument panel, centre console, arm-rest, and door top-rolls. For front seat passengers, comfort can be optimised by Ford Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion massage function. Designed to reduce muscle fatigue, particularly during longer journeys, the seats use a system of 11 inflatable cushions to deliver an unobtrusive massaging effect for thighs and lower back.

Market and Model

The Mondeo Vignale is offered in both four-door and estate body styles with prices starting at around £32,000. Bear in mind that this is close to the cost of, say, an entry-level Jaguar XE and you'll appreciate the scale of Ford's task here. Mind you, the ownership experience is quite special. Each Ford Vignale model is hand-finished by six master craftspeople at the new state-of-the-art Vignale Centre in Valencia, where vehicles are individually tailored to customer specification. Exclusively available to order in the UK from boutique FordStore locations, customers get access to a Vignale Lounge, where they can specify their vehicles, supported by a dedicated relationship manager to ensure a personalised service tailored to individual needs. Among bespoke services available to customers will be collection and delivery for vehicle servicing - from a home address or office location - alongside servicing scheduled to suit the owner. Buyers will also be able to call upon knowledgeable Vignale OneCall advisors 24 hours a day for additional support.

Cost of Ownership

The standard 2.0 TDCi EcoBlue 190PS Vignale auto hatch model manages 56.5mpg and 131g/km. The Hybrid set-up on offer here can't be plugged in - it's of the older-tech 'self-charging' sort - but you'd still think that all the ingredients would be here for impressively low running cost returns. A 2.0 TiVCT petrol unit is mated to an 88kW electric motor and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that both sit at the back of the car but drive the front wheels via a power-split 6-speed automatic transmission. That auto 'box decides at any given time whether power should come from the engine, the electric motor, both at once or neither - and you can monitor what's being powered by what via a selectable energy display in the 'apps' section of the SYNC3 centre-dash screen. From start-off, the car always reverts to battery power only and it often also does so not only in urban motoring but also at cruising speeds - even quite high ones. Which is why Ford is able to quote a tax-busting NEDC-rated CO2 figure for this car. For the top 'Vignale' variant with 19-inch wheels, the figure is 103g/km. As for fuel consumption, well unless you were to drive this car exclusively in urban conditions, it wouldn't be as economic as the diesel variant but it still supposed to manage up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, whichever trim level you select. In this test, we managed returns somewhere in the forties. A bigger Vignale-specific concern might well be depreciation. These are the most expensive 'mainstream' models Ford sells and it's up for debate whether many will see value in a £30,000+ Mondeo. Still, over 70% of all Mondeo buyers order their cars in upscale trim levels, so we're prepared to be proven wrong. If the Vignale can account for 10% of all Mondeo sales, the project will be deemed a success.

Summary

Okay, so Ford pretty much killed the Ghia badge, but it's doubtful the same's going to happen to the Vignale label. For a start, this is more than just a Titanium-spec Mondeo with a few more bits. It's a different ownership experience; a more immersive and special process. It's not just a bit of showroom flim-flam to fleece Mondeo man who fantasises about getting the red carpet treatment at Ferrari either. The Vignale deal is something very different at this price point, but it offers a lot of car for your money too. Ford value hasn't changed. Perhaps this is what Ford needed to do to really shine a spotlight on the talents of the fourth generation Mondeo. This is a bold venture. It'll be interested to see if it pays off.

ESTATE OF THE NATION (new2) 20/02/2015

There aren't too many estates that can beat the utility of the fourth generation Ford Mondeo load lugger. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved model

Ten Second Review

The ideal estate car is one that offers excellent utility but doesn't penalise you for it with poor refinement and soggy handling. Ford were mindful of this when developing the MK4 model Mondeo estate, a car which not only drives well but also looks a good deal sleeker than most boxy estate contenders. Here's the improved version.

Background

Estate car buyers tend to be a very sane bunch, unswayed by the latest fads. Rather, they value practicality and, more often than not, their choice of car is meticulously researched. 'Function first' is a motto that tends to reward smart engineering and sound design and it's the reason why Ford's Mondeo estate has always been a strong seller. With the fourth generation Mondeo line-up, this station wagon variant has been matching its hatchback stablemate in terms of overall sales. It isn't hard to see why. Take a tape measure to the Mondeo estate and you'll realise that this is one of the biggest vehicles Ford imports to the UK - certainly up there with the large S-MAX and Galaxy seven-seat people carriers. That means plenty of space in the back for the sort of gear your family needs. Even if your requirements don't involve kids but a gear-intensive hobby, the Mondeo estate could be exactly what you're looking for. Especially in this improved form.

Driving Experience

If Ford could make this estate version drive much like the five-door hatch, it would have a winner on its hands. Guess what? It does. There's a reassuringly polished feel here that's usually the preserve of far more expensive cars - and the same excellent refinement at speed. Low profile roof rails help cut the wind roar that many estate cars suffer from and the cabin is well insulated from road noise with no booming apparent from the big box at the back. Handling is safe and assured, but the Mondeo estate never completely disguises its size and you might need to pass up some smaller parking spaces. On the plus side, rear visibility is notably better than that of the high-rumped five-door hatch. Ford's has slimmed down the engine choices on offer. Most customers choose a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine good for either 150PS or 180PS, both variants featuring single variable geometry turbocharger technology. There is also a 165PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit. Buyers can even opt for a Mondeo Hybrid. It uses a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors - one to drive the wheels and another to supply regenerative charging - and 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery. The 150PS and 180PS diesels are available with Ford's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which offers a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive performance to automatically enhance traction and road-holding when needed. The Mondeo's also the first model for Europe to be built on Ford's global CD-segment platform, which debuts Ford's integral link rear suspension. The all-new platform and body structure combination delivers 10 per cent more torsional stiffness than the outgoing model and the Mondeo also gets electrically-assisted power steering for the first time with variable weighting. More importantly, road noise reductions of around three decibels in the rear and two decibels in the front have been achieved.

Design and Build

There aren't too many estate cars that look remotely sexy but if you choose your specification wisely, the latest Mondeo estate does a better impression than most. Decent alloys are key, as is the right metallic paint finish. Ford has subtly updated the look of this fourth generation Mondeo Estate, revising the upper and lower front grille, re-styling the bumpers, introducing more stylish 'C'-shaped tail lights and incorporating fresh fog light and LED daytime running light designs. As before, this station wagon version is order-able with a retractable panoramic glass roof. Out back, you'll notice that the huge - and very heavy - tailgate bisects the light pods, giving a really broad loading bay. It comes right down to bumper level too, so it's relatively easy to get heavy items in and out. Total capacity, as ever, depends upon whether you want a full-sized spare wheel or the potential roadside hassle of a mini-spare or, even worse, one of those tyre-inflatory 'instant mobility systems'. Do without a wheel and as much as 525-litres is on offer. Once everything's flat, there's up to 1,650-litres of total fresh air on offer. If you want the peace of mind of a full-sized fifth wheel, you'll need to subtract around 100-litres from each of those figures. Whatever variant you end up preferring, you'll want to make the most of the space available, utilising floor hooks that keep awkward loads in place and perhaps ticking the box for options like luggage retention nets and dog guards.

Market and Model

The estate versions of the Mondeo command a premium of £1,800 over their hatchback counterparts, which means that you'll need around £23,500 for the 165PS 1.5 EcoBoost petrol-engined entry-level model. It's probably wise to step up to a diesel if you're planning on loading the car heavily and for this you'll need around £25,000. Trim levels now start with 'Zetec Edition', then buyers have the choice of something sportier ('ST-Line' or 'ST-Line Edtion') or plusher ('Titanium Edition'). For something truly luxurious, you'll need the flagship 'Vignale' variant. As standard, all models have navigation, a DAB tuner, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control with a speed limiter. 'ST-Line' series variants introduce extras including a body styling kit, lowered sports suspension, a Ford Power start button and a darkened headliner. Privacy glass and 19-inch 'rock metallic' alloy wheels are added on the 'ST-Line Edition' variants. Safety technology is a strongpoint. All derivatves get 'Active City Stop' autonomous braking to mitigate or avoid low-speed collisions at under 31mph. Plus there's Pedestrian Detection, which identifies people and reduces the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 50mph. A radar system also drives the Distance Indication feature and Adaptive Cruise Control technology. Cameras support a Lane Keeping Aid and Traffic Sign Recognition, which provides the driver with the speed limit, cancellation signs and overtaking regulations flashed up on the instrument cluster display. There are also full adaptive LED headlights on offer, as well as Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking.

Cost of Ownership

Considerable design effort has been expended into making this car 25% lighter than its predecessor, an improvement possible thanks to things like a magnesium inner tailgate structure that's 40% lighter than before. So, what impact has all of this made on this car's balance sheet returns? Well, the popular 2.0 TDCi 150 diesel variant we tried will return a combined fuel economy figure of up to 49.6mpg (WLTP) and emissions of up to 125g/km (NEDC) in estate form - which is better than you could expect from a rival Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 170PS Sports Tourer. Opt for this Ford's 2.0 TDCi unit in pokier 180PS guise and the figures drop only slightly to 44.8mpg and 134g/km. If you're happy with petrol power, then the 165PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine puts out 152g/km of CO2 and manages 35.8mpg, efficiency figures that aren't especially stellar.

Summary

It's no use kidding ourselves that the Ford Mondeo estate is, or will ever be, a glamorous vehicle, but the MK4 model is sprinkled with enough clever design and high-tech equipment to make it anything but a run of the mill load lugger. Its sheer capaciousness is a given and, if space matters, the Mondeo estate more than justifies itself with nearly 1700-litres of cargo volume when you fold the back seats flat. It was ever thus. What impresses most about the fourth generation Mondeo estate is the fact that it now looks great, drives without constantly reminding you that you bought an estate car and now offers a best in class range of engines. Our choice would be a 2.0 TDCi 150PS diesel with an alloy wheel upgrade, but whatever your preference, it's very hard to go wrong with this likeable station wagon.

Ford Mondeo average rating: 4.5/5 (9 reviews)

- 18/06/2019, owner of a Ford Mondeo St-Line Edition Tdci

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
I'm very pleased with my new Mondeo ST Line TDCi. It delivers effortless power 180 bhp and performance while at the same time amazing fuel economy. It has every extra and add-on as well as many advanced safety features which I appreciate. The styling is very elegant especially the front of the car thanks to the Aston Martin link and the car looks muscular and like it can go very fast even when it is parked. The luggage capacity is huge when the back seats are folded down - very useful when moving house. Finally there are some nice touches which differentiate it - like the full glass roof and the keyless locking using your finger. I would thoroughly recommend to anybody getting one of these cars - it stacks up very well against equivalent - but much more expensive - luxury car brands and represents better value. Most of all, it's fun to drive.

- 10/11/2018, owner of a Ford Mondeo 1.8 Titanium Tdci

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
This is our 3rd Mondeo and the only reason we changed it is because the previous one was getting old. We looked far and wide for the right car as it needed to be a family car with comfort and space for 5 - 3 kids, 1 in a car seat. The new 16 reg Mondeo is really lovely to drive, it feels solid, steering is responsive and not too light, which is how we like it. We do mostly town driving and achieve 43mpg, on a long journey we achieve an impressive 60+mpg and the comfort for everyone is great, plenty of leg room for all and the luggage space is almost unbelievable with an impressive boot size that would put larger cars to shame! We have the Titanium spec: dual climate, which is handy and easy to use. The touch screen is a bit fiddly to start with but we got used to it quite quickly. Navigation system is really good but the voice gives far too many instructions in quick succession and around a busy unknown town I found myself in the wrong lane on more than one occasion 'keep left' and then 'turn right' got me a tad confused so to avoid them I muted the voice and just followed the instructions on the dash in front of me separate from the main screen. Really smooth drive, really pleased with our purchase, next time I'd go for Titanium X as that's what we had before and we do miss the heat up seats, but no complaints here!

- 13/05/2018, owner of a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium 5dr

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Very impressed with my new car, fault free, great drive, great colour. Very happy with my purchase.

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