What used Ford Mondeo hatchback will I get for my budget?
You’ll have to stump up at least £7500 in order to get yourself into a fifth-generation Ford Mondeo, although we hasten to add that that price will still only get you one of the highest-mileage, lowest-specced cars around.
To get yourself into a Mondeo you’d actually want – which is to say, one with average mileage and a full service history – you’ll be looking at paying quite a bit more than that; reckon on forking out £11,500 at the very least.
For a luxurious Titanium model with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, meanwhile, the minimum you’ll need to pay will be £13,000 or so.
How much does it cost to run a Ford Mondeo hatchback?
According to the official Government figures, the most efficient model in the Mondeo range is the 78.5mpg 1.5 TDCi Econetic. The most popular model, the 2.0 TDCi 150, achieves 58.9mpg, which isn’t too bad, but, on paper at least, more premium rivals such as the BMW 318d can better it by a fair old margin.
If a petrol Mondeo is what you’re after, the 1.0-litre turbo is rated at a creditable 54.3mpg, while the more potent 1.5-litre turbo gets 48.7mpg – impressive figures that place them as some of the more efficient petrol-powered cars in the class. As with the diesels, though, you’ll struggle to reach those figures in the real world, and can reckon on getting about 10mpg less on the road, give or take a few.
In terms of tax costs, all Mondeos registered after 1 April 2017 will cost £140 a year to tax, except for the very highest-specification examples fitted with lots of options, which might have topped the £40,000 higher-rate threshold, incurring an extra charge of £310.
Tax costs for Mondeos registered before 1 April 2017 will range from £0 per year for the most efficient Econetic versions up to £220 a year for the most powerful petrol models. Reckon on paying £20 a year for the most popular 2.0-litre diesel and £30 a year for the 1.0-litre petrol, while the 1.5-litre petrol will incur a significant jump in cost up to £150 a year.
Servicing on the Mondeo isn’t too costly and parts will be cheap to buy if something does go wrong. Mondeos over three years of age will qualify for Ford’s Motorcraft servicing regime, under which an annual service at a Ford dealer will cost £149. You'll pay even less at an independent Ford specialist.