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. That's why it's our Estate of the Year 2013.
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There are 11 Ford Mondeo versions available
Target Price team says:
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:
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…
My third Mondeo estate, so clearly I am not an original thinker. This is just to say that the 2.2 litre diesel really transforms the car. Whether the…
After four years and 115,000 miles - MPG will be between 45mpg if really caning it and 67mpg doing a stately 50 on a motorway. No maintenance issues…
I have had my car for nearly 3 years, having bought it as an ex demo. It is one of the best cars I've had, nothing has gone wrong with it in 40000…