Mondeo man. You know, the typical middle-class chap who lives in Kent, has a wife and two kids, probably lives in a three-bed semi and makes sensible but arguably rather dull life choices.
Well, a Ford Mondeo may well have been said man’s chosen mode of transport when the term was coined back in the 1990s, but the truth is that these days he’s far more likely to be driving an SUV.
In fact, low-riding executive cars, or at least ones without a premium badge on their nose, are becoming something of a rarity on British roads, so by choosing one you certainly won't be accused of following the herd. WIth that in mind, is it about time the Mondeo and other mainstream saloons and hatchbacks had a renaissance?
Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you how the Mondeo stacks up against its key rivals, namely the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat, in the key areas. We’ll also tell you which engines and trims make the most sense.