2017 Ford Mondeo Review

Introduction

The Ford Mondeo is a piece of automotive architecture in the UK. Back in the 1990s, PM Tony Blair targeted the votes of ‘Mondeo man’, confirming its entry into the lexicon of Great Britain. Today, sales aren’t what they were - models such as the S-Max and Edge provide internal competition, while Mondeo man today prefers his Audis and BMWs. It’s still an important vehicle for Ford in the UK though, ensuring its company car portfolio is comprehensive.

 

Body Style: Hatchback, Estate       Seats: 5               MRP from £21,555- £32,915 

  

Did you know? The word Mondeo is Latin for ‘world’, but the name itself doesn’t now have a global presence; in the United States, the Mondeo is known as the Fusion.

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.3/10)

A decent large family car but one that’s no longer as standout as it once was. Older Mondeos used to handle really well, which gave base-level BMW and Audi buyers reason to pick a well-specced Mondeo over their default choice. The current one no longer has quite the same flair, and is a bit more humdrum as a result. Without this USP, the reason to pick one over a premium alternative is dialled back a little - despite the presence of the premium-wannabe Vignale versions.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance...