This isn’t a Mondeo strong point. The raked back, chunky front pillars can partially obscure your view at junctions, and the sloping roofline and wide rear pillars cause big blindspots over your shoulder. Also, because it’s such a big car with fairly swoopy lines, it can be hard to judge the Mondeo’s extremities in tight parking spots. Having said that, many rivals suffer similarly average visibility, including the Mazda 6, although the VW Passat is substantially better.
Unfortunately, you don’t get rear parking sensors as standard on any trim; you have to pay a fair amount to get front and rear sensors, or go without. If you do want them, you might as well pay a little extra and get the full Active Park Assist, which adds an automatic parking system that steers the car into a parallel or perpendicular space for you. This isn’t available on entry-level Style versions, however, and neither are the optional rear-view camera nor blindspot-monitoring systems.
A heated windscreen is standard from Zetec trim upwards, and means you can clear the screen of ice and condensation much faster than by using the air-con system alone.