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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Ford Mondeo

Overall verdict
We've had to wait for it, but the new Mondeo has been well worth it.


Clear improvements over the old one, now almost a match for premium rivals


Not quite as much fun on a twisting back road, still lacks the premium badge


What is it?

The Ford Mondeo is pretty much an all-new car, designed to do pretty much exactly what the very familiar old one did. It’s a big family hatch and estate. Because the market has diversified, it’s joined at the top of Ford’s range by a big crossover-SUV called the Edge, and of course the S-Max and Galaxy, all based on the same platform.

We get 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 turbo petrols, an economy-biased 1.6 diesel and a 2.0 diesel in three outputs - we tested the middle 180bhp version of the Ford Mondeo. There’s also a hybrid petrol – big in the US, and actually built in the US (the others come from Spain), but of minority interest here.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Edition 5dr
9.6s 127g/km 190 £27,325
The cheapest
2.0 EcoBlue Zetec Edition 5dr
9.7s 116g/km 150 £24,185
The greenest
2.0 EcoBlue Zetec Edition 5dr
9.7s 116g/km 150 £24,185