Ford Mondeo Hybrid 2019

Ford Mondeo review (2014-2022)

Ideal for long journeys, the Ford Mondeo offers a good combination of performance and economy. It’s comfortable to drive and has lots of space throughout making it a practical option.

Pros

  • Good value and sensible ownership costs
  • Petrol and diesel versions have a huge boot
  • Roomy, comfortable interior

Cons

  • Interior looks a bit drab
  • Top-spec versions not such great value
  • Hybrids have a lot less boot space

Summary

“Comfortable, spacious and good value for money.”

The Ford Mondeo is a large family car available as a hatchback, saloon or estate. All versions give you vast interior space and are extremely comfortable to travel in.

Equipment levels are good and there are some high-spec models that are packed with features as standard. A range of petrol and diesel engines are available and the saloon and estate are available with petrol-electric hybrid power.

Most versions have low running costs considering the Mondeo's sheer size and all but the range-topping models are good value for money.

What’s the interior like?

“It has lots of space but prioritises practicality over style.”

The Ford Mondeo is a big car and it gives you a huge amount of space for people inside. Legroom is especially generous, so those in the back seats can really stretch out.

Boot space for petrol and diesel models is excellent, with a capacity of 541 litres (slightly less if the car has a spare tyre) for the hatchback that's enough for a few medium-size suitcases. There's even more space in the estate. If you choose a hybrid version, however, these have a much smaller boot because of the additional battery pack under the boot floor. Capacity drops to just 383 litres for the saloon and 403 litres for the estate.

The Mondeo's driving position is good and the seats are comfortable. The dashboard is easy to use but the interior design and materials are rather drab and the Mondeo doesn't have the premium feel that you get in cars such as the Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series.

What’s it like to drive?

“It’s very comfortable to drive and provides a good grip on corners.”

The Mondeo is a pretty big car, which means it can be a struggle to find a parking space to fit. That said, the steering is light and some models will come with Ford’s Active Park Assist system. This allows the Mondeo to steer itself into tight spaces.

Overall, the drive is more comfortable than fun, but the Mondeo handles bumps in the road with ease and provides a good grip in corners. It’s best on longer journeys, where it makes a quiet, comfy cruiser.

Most versions give good performance although the smallest petrol and diesel engines can take a while to get the car up to speed. Manual and automatic versions are available, while the hybrid is automatic-only.

Is it cost-efficient to buy and run?

“You should find lots of prices to suit your budget and the running costs are great.”

Considering how much space and equipment you get for your money, the Mondeo is good value. The higher-spec models aren't quite as cost-effective but they are quick and comparatively luxurious.

All of the engines give good fuel economy, with the 1.5-litre diesel being especially fuel-efficient. The hybrid models give good mpg too, if no better than diesel models.

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Which one is best for you?

There are lots of trim levels and engine choices to choose from. The most popular is the Titanium which looks more stylish on the outside and has a great level of equipment. The Zetec trims are worth a look particularly if they have added options from new.

The 1.6 and 1.5 TDCi diesels are great choices for their all-round ability. If you want something that looks and feels a bit sportier, go for the ST-Line.

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