For You could get lost in the boot, it's so big. The Mondeo Estate is accomplished to drive, refinement is good, and the diesel engines are strong and economical.
Against Many rivals have better resale values. Some might find the sheer size of the Mondeo daunting and there's some road noise on coarse surfaces.
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The Ford Mondeo Estate delivers just about everything you could want from a family wagon: it's big, safe, comfortable and great to drive.
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There are 11 Ford Mondeo versions available
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With so many Mondeos likely to be bought with company money and pounded up and down the country's motorway network, good fuel consumption and low company car tax liability are vital. That means we prefer the punchy and economical diesel-powered versions.
The 113bhp 1.6 diesel engine is just about man enough for the job of hauling the huge Mondeo around, and it gives stunning economy. However, most people will prefer the extra pulling power of the 138bhp 2.0 diesel, which itself is impressively efficient, and suits the car perfectly. By comparison, the smaller petrol engines seem to struggle to shift the car.
Trim-wise, you're best off sticking with lower trims, such as Zetec or Edge, which give you all the most important bits of kit as standard.
Reader test team says:
An update to my earlier review, after 40K miles. Nothing has gone wrong; it is still huge fun to drive. The "fun factor" accounts for the rather…
This is my third Mondeo Estate in a row, and it is by far the best. Compared with the 2 litre, it has noticeably more power, and the wide tyres allow…
This is my second mondeo, the first being my 06 ST220 hatchback which I had for 3 years and couldn't fault. Having owned the car for over 2 years I…
Had a 2.2 titanium x sport 163 Bhp , great car to drive however major problem with turbo on it , two leaks on turbo pipe , also excessive smoke from…