Ford Mondeo

4/5
Ford Mondeo  new car image
Verdict

The new Ford Mondeo is a far nicer car than ever before. The front looks like it was taken straight from an Aston Martin - which is a good thing. The Mondeo sits in an incredibly competitive market place. The competition is tough and there is a genuine race to the top between the Volkswagen Passat, the Skoda Superb, the Mazda6, the Toyota Avensis, and even the Skoda Octavia. All of these models are really strong for their individual manufacturers.

Performance

Ford has a wide range of diesel engine variants for the Irish market. They have one petrol engine, the 1.5 litre EcoBoost. This gives big-car performance in a small engine. 120 PS is the power output of the petrol engine and it’s a quiet engine once you get to cruising speeds.

The diesel power comes from a 1.6 litre TDCi engine that offers 115 PS, a 1.5 litre TDCi engine that gives 120 PS, and a 2.0 litre TDCi (choices offer 150 PS, 180 PS and 210 PS).
All Mondeos come with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed double clutch PowerShift automatic transmission.

Ride & Handling

The Mondeo is available as an estate or as a saloon. Both have very light steering and it lacks feedback. The estate offers a surprising amount of grip for a wagon and on country roads it deals well with turns. It also soaks up bumps with ease. The saloon version is just as good. It enjoys cornering and it hugs the road on twists and turns. Remember, this is a large car and sometimes length can impact on body control. Thankfully this vehicle seems to have been well engineered and it drives like a smaller car. Of course, common sense has to be used on corners – because if you approach them too eagerly there will be some roll.

Refinement

The Mondeo is a very refined vehicle. The only real issue that will arise is if you opt for bigger wheels, which can make things noisy and firm. Both the manual and automatic transmissions are smooth and precise. For the most part the Mondeo seems like a very well insulated vehicle and in general road and wind noise from outside the cabin are kept to a minimum.

Quality & Reliability

The interior of the Mondeo is nicely laid out. If you do come in at entry level you may find things a bit dull, but Ford has a myriad of options and trims available to choose from. In fact, they may have too much choice for consumers. In general the quality of the interior is good and it’s certainly a case of “the more you spend, the better you get”. The dash doesn’t appear to be overly cheap, and the new Mondeo benefits from Ford’s latest SYNC infotainment system, SYNC 2. The system is much easier to use than the outgoing offering, but there are still one or two things that are difficult to understand. For example, why have a digital compass but no SATNAV available?

Safety & Security

The Mondeo traditionally scores well in the Euro NCAP safety tests and in 2014 they scored a full five stars. The best scores achieved by the vehicle were 86% for adult occupancy and 82% for child occupancy.

Space & Practicality

Most cars in this segment score high in terms of practicality. These are all big cars. The Mondeo offers plenty of space to the front and rear. Leg and head room is certainly not an issue for many adults. The Skoda Superb would offer more space - but the Superb is an exception to the size rules.

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Key Facts

Make

Ford

Model
Mondeo
Variant
1.5 TDCi 120PS Saloon Zetec
Trim
Zetec
Car Category
Family Saloon
First Launched
2014
Engine (L)
1.5
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
Saloon
Price New
€28,845
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€190
Tax Band
A3
L/100km Combined
4.0
Average km/L
25
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
62
Fuel Tank Range
1550 km
Cost of filling a tank
€75.58
Average Cost Per 200 km
€9.75
CO2 emmissions
104 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
120 bhp
Max Power kW
89
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1499
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
2
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
192 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
11.5 s
L/100km Urban
4.10 L
L/100km Extra Urban
3.30 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Saloon
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
458 L

Warranty

All Components
2 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
2 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
2 Year paint warranty
Roadside Assistance
Until first scheduled service

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
458 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
215/60 R16 mm
Tyre size back
215/60 R16 mm
Rim size
6.5 J x 16; 7.5J x 17; 8J x 18; 8J x 19 mm
Length
4871 mm
Width
1852 mm
Height
1482 mm
Wheel Base
2850 mm
Front Track (mm)
1482
Rear Track (mm)
1595
Turning circle (m)
11.6

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
120 bhp
32 Variants
Sort by:
Saloon
€28,845
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €28,845
Saloon
€28,845
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 115 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €28,845
Estate
€30,045
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €30,045
Estate
€30,045
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 115 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €30,045
Saloon
€31,445
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €31,445
Saloon
€31,445
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 115 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €31,445
Saloon
€31,695
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €31,695
Saloon
€32,420
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 160 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €32,420
Estate
€32,645
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €32,645
Estate
€32,645
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 115 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €32,645
Estate
€32,895
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.4 s
  • New Price €32,895
Estate
€33,620
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 160 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €33,620
Saloon
€33,795
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €33,795
Saloon
€34,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €34,245
Saloon
€34,295
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.3 s
  • New Price €34,295
Saloon
€34,895
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.3 s
  • New Price €34,895
Estate
€34,995
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.0 s
  • New Price €34,995
Estate
€35,445
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.4 s
  • New Price €35,445
Estate
€35,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.4 s
  • New Price €35,495
Estate
€36,095
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.5 s
  • New Price €36,095
Saloon
€36,345
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.6 s
  • New Price €36,345
Saloon
€36,395
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €36,395
Saloon
€36,845
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €36,845
Saloon
€37,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.3 s
  • New Price €37,495
Estate
€37,545
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.7 s
  • New Price €37,545
Estate
€37,595
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.0 s
  • New Price €37,595
Estate
€38,045
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.4 s
  • New Price €38,045
Estate
€38,695
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.5 s
  • New Price €38,695
Saloon
€38,945
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.6 s
  • New Price €38,945
Estate
€40,145
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 180 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.7 s
  • New Price €40,145
Saloon
€41,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 458 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 210 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €41,495
Estate
€42,695
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 488 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 210 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.1 s
  • New Price €42,695