What will they cost?
If you look at the list prices of these cars when they were new, the Skoda was the cheaper car by around £1700, although our Target Price research at the time indicated that the real gap was actually only around £600. Bought now as a three-year-old used car, the Skoda remains the cheapest by roughly £500.
Added to that, the Skoda also costs less to insure, to service and to tax, and our True MPG tests show that the Superb averages around 2mpg more in real-world driving than the Mondeo.
Both cars come with plenty of goodies in the trims we’ve chosen here, including sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and dual-zone climate control. The Superb gets front and rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control (the Mondeo has regular cruise only). The Ford has traffic-sign recognition, though, which would have cost extra on its rival.
Both cars scored the maximum of five stars in their respective Euro NCAP crash tests. However, looking at the individual scores, the Skoda has better pedestrian safety along with more pre-emptive safety features, including automatic emergency braking.
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