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Ford Mondeo review

£24,185 - £32,425
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Published: 13 Jan 2015
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Ford Mondeo review: looks a bit like the old one but brings solid gains in comfort and tech. Back at the competitive sharp end.

Good stuff

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

Bad stuff

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

Overview

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.

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Our choice from the range

What's the verdict?

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

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