Ford Mondeo variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £17,699. Borrowing £14,159 with a £3,540 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£269.74
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£22,975.32
Cost of credit
£5,276.32
Optional final payment
£6,488.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Ford Mondeo buying guide

Mondeo cars come with a handful of trim and engine choices. Read on to learn more about each so you can choose the best version for you.

What Ford Mondeo trim levels are there?

The Mondeo’s been out for several years, so trim levels have changed quite a lot over its lifetime. Buyers looking at used and nearly new examples will find Mondeos in one of four trim levels.

The range opens with Zetec Edition, which includes alloy wheels, climate control, cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, a heated windscreen, and an infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Titanium Edition is next up and adds larger alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and digital drivers dials from 2020 onwards.

ST-Line Edition gains sportier looks thanks to a sharper body kit and even larger alloy wheels. You also get tinted rear windows, front sports seats and lower, sports suspension.

Vignale is the luxurious, range-topping trim and gets posher-looking alloy wheels, unique exterior styling, a powered bootlid, heated steering wheel, reversing camera, and an upgraded Sony stereo.

What's the Ford Mondeo's interior and technology like?

The Mondeo is unlikely to set your heart a flutter in the cabin, with a design that’s beginning to look slightly dated compared to some more up-to-date rivals. Nevertheless, the cabin ergonomics are easy to get your head around, with physical controls for the heater and air conditioning. Material quality is good – especially so on Vignale models – and you won’t hear any squeaks or rattles while on the road.

Ford’s Sync infotainment system is one of the better examples on the market. It’s easy to learn, with sensible shortcut buttons available to swap between different functions. Plus, all recent Mondeos outfitted with Sync 3 include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, granting you access to your favourite smartphone apps on the move.

Practicality is good, as you’d hope from a car as large as the Mondeo. All passengers get lots of leg and shoulder room and, even with three across the back seat, there’s just enough elbow room to stop passengers from complaining. Boot space is strong and even better if you go for one of the long-roofed Estate models, which can handily swallow bikes, dogs or holiday bags without breaking a sweat. Just be aware that the boot floor is raised slightly on Hybrid models to fit the battery pack.

Ford Mondeo engine range explained

Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBlue 150 diesel

The entry-level diesel engine offered in the Mondeo is a 2.0-litre unit making 150hp. You’ll find this engine offered with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox and both will hit 62mph in around 10 seconds. Average economy can reach as high as 57mpg if you drive with a light right foot.

Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBlue 190 diesel

The upgrade diesel engine is the same 2.0-litre unit but boosted up to 190hp. This comes standard with the eight-speed automatic gearbox and can optionally be equipped with all-wheel drive, although we’d only recommend this option if you regularly drive on unpaved roads. The extra power shaves around a second off the 0-62mph time, helping this version feel more relaxed when overtaking on the motorway. Average economy stands at 53mpg.

Ford Mondeo 2.0 Hybrid

If you don’t cover the high mileages to justify a diesel engine, consider the Mondeo’s petrol-hybrid option. This mixes a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and battery pack to give a total system output of 187hp – enough for a respectable 9.2-second 0-62mph time. All hybrid versions feature an automatic gearbox as standard and can average as much as 50mpg if you drive gently.

Ford Mondeo FAQs

You’ll find two different versions of the Ford Mondeo on sale. The first is a five-door, five-seat saloon with a hatchback boot lid, or there’s the slightly more practical five-door, five-seat Mondeo Estate.

Buyers considering a Mondeo might want to compare it against the Peugeot 508, Volkswagen Passat or Skoda Superb.

The Mondeo is one of the larger cars on UK roads, measuring in at a little less than 4.9 metres long. That gives it a few extra millimetres over the Peugeot 508 and Volkswagen Passat, and almost exactly the same size as the Skoda Superb. Those dimensions mean it’s not the easiest car to weave through tight city streets but it helps that all nearly new examples include front and rear parking sensors as standard.

Inside, the Mondeo benefits from its large footprint – passenger space is generous with lots of room for rear seat occupants to stretch out. Squeezing three across the back row is possible, although there isn’t a lot of headroom for the centre passenger. The boot is large – easily able to swallow two large suitcases on the saloon model and even more in the Estate – but be aware that the battery does eat into this room on Hybrid models.

Ford has slimmed down the Mondeo’s engine range to just the most popular units. That means you get a choice of a long-legged diesel in two power outputs, or a fuel-sipping petrol hybrid. All versions have enough power to feel relaxed at speed, so we’d recommend the petrol hybrid for most buyers, and either of the diesels if you regularly travel long distances.

Yes, the Mondeo is a really great car, so it's a little bittersweet that this is the last version we'll see now that Ford's doubling down on SUVs.

Nevertheless, nearly new buyers can still benefit from the Mondeo's generous space, solid build quality and comfortable, composed driving experience.

Petrol and hybrid versions are great all-rounders, but lots of used Mondeos are available with diesel engines – an increasingly rare choice among nearly new passenger cars. That means, if you regularly drive long distances, a diesel Mondeo will help keep your fuel bills in check.

Yes, almost all versions of the Mondeo are front-wheel drive only. Four-wheel drive was available as an option on some of the more powerful engines in the lineup but, for the past few model years, Ford has only offered two-wheel-drive versions in the UK.

Front-wheel drive is more than enough for most UK drivers to use all-year round. If you're concerned about driving through the occasional snowy season, fitting winter tyres to your Mondeo will give you substantially more grip in cold conditions.

If you regularly drive off the beaten track, you should probably be considering a more serious off-roader than the Ford Mondeo in the first place – something like the Ford Kuga or Volkswagen Tiguan might be a better choice.

While the Mondeo's never topped any reliability surveys, there are no widespread reports of common issues with this model. Lots of Mondeos cover very high mileages as company cars or taxis, and owners generally report being happy with their cars.

Adding an extended warranty to your Mondeo when you buy it gives you extra coverage once the manufacturer's guarantee expires. This will insulate you from the costs of unexpected electrical or mechanical failures.