Alternatives

Used Ford Mondeo 2007 - 2014 review

(2007 - 2014)
Used Ford Mondeo 07 - 14
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Ford Mondeo hatchback?

The Mondeo’s arch rival is the Vauxhall Insignia, which went on sale in 2008 and looks classier inside and out. However, it’s cramped in the back and nowhere near as enjoyable to drive, due to limited grip and a choppy low-speed ride.

Volkswagen’s Passat is much more worthy of your consideration. Like the Mondeo, it can seat four adults in comfort, and, while it’s no classier inside, it has a more logical control layout and is a quiet and comfortable cruiser that makes light work of long journeys.

Another car that should be on your shopping list is the Skoda Octavia, which comes with the same range of efficient diesel engines as the Passat.

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Verdict

This Ford Mondeo is still one of the best family cars you can buy, because it relaxes you as much as it exhilarates you, and has all the space you’re likely to need

  • Fun handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious interior
  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Limited rear visibility
  • Interior feels cheap