Body: Hatchback Year: 12/12
Fuel Type: Petrol
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03452 66 99 00
Quote Reference Number: 020-40312
- Insurance Group18E
- Performance (BHP)160
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)149
- Road Tax£145
|Quickclear heated windscreen|
|Heated rear window|
|Variable front intermittent wipers|
|Electric front/rear windows|
|ESP + traction control|
|Load area carpet|
|Rubber load compartment mat|
|Advanced Bluetooth hands free phone with voice control system|
|Service interval indicator|
|Day/night rear view mirror|
|Electric heated door mirrors|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|USB/aux input socket|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Front fog lights|
|Follow me home headlights|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Air conditioning + Dual Elec Auto Temp Control|
|Air conditioning + Dual Electronic Automatic Temperature Control|
|Front centre armrest|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Storage pockets in backrests of front seats|
|Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|Folding rear centre armrest|
|Centre console with storage/cupholders|
|Overhead console with sunglasses holder|
|4 Load area hooks|
|Tilting/removeable package tray|
|Front/rear courtesy lights|
|Driver/front passenger airbag|
|Three 3 point rear seatbelts|
|Electrically operated child locks on rear doors|
|3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners|
|Intelligent Protection System (IPS)|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Height adjustable driver's seat|
|Front and rear head restraints|
|Driver's manual adjustable lumbar support|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Split folding rear seat|
|2 way electric adjustable drivers seat|
|2 way manual adjustable passenger seat|
|Remote central double locking|
|Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors + illuminated mirrors|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Mini steel spare wheel|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
A more cerebral alternative than the hordes of diesel repmobiles that ply the nation's arterial routes, the 41.5mpg Ford Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoost offers 160PS of power, modest bills and great refinement - all from a state of the art petrol engine.
The Ford Mondeo is a big car. Seriously big. If you've ever wondered why Ford never released a successor to the old Granada/Scorpio line of cars, quick recourse to a tape measure will reveal all. The last of the Scorpios was 482 cm long and 187 cm wide. This generation Ford Mondeo is only a tad shorter but both wider and taller, and with an extra 12cm of wheelbase, it also offers loads more space inside. There's a marked difference in both power and efficiency, though. It might come as a surprise to many to learn that this bigger Mondeo weighs no more than an old Scorpio, but in 1.6 EcoBoost guise, it makes 160PS, fully 15PS more than the old 2.9-litre 12v Scorpio. Suddenly putting this small engine into such a big car doesn't seem such a terrible idea after all.
So how does this EcoBoost engine make the fabled 100PS per litre figure? It cheats. In fact it uses a small turbocharger to lend a hand to the induction process, but it's one that doesn't impose itself on the way you drive. Unless you really listened out for that faint turbo whine as its spools up, you'd swear you were driving a bigger capacity engine. In fact the torque of this 1.6 EcoBoost engine at 240Nm is better than the old 2.3-litre petrol engine found in the Mondeo, which could manage 208Nm, so you're not shy of pulling power. You won't need to rev it to high heaven, either, as it feels agreeably gutsy, the light pressure turbo doing much of its best work in the lower rev range. This means great step off the line and a sprint to 60mph squared away in 9 seconds flat. Top speed? You won't run out of go until you hit 134mph. Like all mainstream Mondeos, you get very tidy handling, with safe understeer at the limit. You always feel you're hustling quite a big car, but the stability control system is reassuringly good should you overstep the mark. The six-speed manual gearbox is a pleasure to use and the pedal placing and weighting are exemplary.
Design and Build
Prior to this generation Mondeo, it's fair to say that many Fords had begun to look rather clinical, a little over-functional. We were all told they were great to drive but we didn't feel that they were going to be when we saw one in the driveway. Fortunately, this facelifted MK3 Mondeo has moved things on. The trapezoidal front grille has been made bolder on the latest cars with a more slimline opening above. LED daytime running lights also feature and the bonnet has more sculpted shape. At the back, the rear light clusters also feature LED technology. Inside things aren't quite so BMW, Audi and Mercedes-like. Items such as the cheaper plastic on the glovebox lid give the game away, but it's creditably close for a mainstream product, with tasteful aluminium decor and piano-black lacquer inserts offering a premium touch. Where you particularly notice the extra space on offer from that bigger shape is here in the back. Three big adults across the back seat or an Audi A4 or a BMW 3 Series is a squash that's only slightly improved if you opt for something mainstream like a Vauxhall Insignia or a Renault Laguna. Here, it's no problem at all, with superb space for shoulders, legs and heads. Wide opening doors and minimal wheelarch intrusion mean it's easy to get in and out too and nice touches on plusher versions like this one include these rear cabin air vents built into the B-pillars. Out back, the boot too is huge and very well shaped, with load hooks and tie-downs to help you keep things in place should you get carried away at the wheel by the Mondeo's deft dynamics. There's 528-litres of space on offer in this 5-door Hatch, a figure rising to 1448-litres if you flatten the 60/40 split-rear seats. Go for the Estate version and the respective figures are 542 and 1733-litres.
Market and Model
Prices open at £18,695 for the Mondeo 1.6 EcoBoost, this rather modest sum netting you an Edge five-door hatch. Even this trim level gets air-conditioning, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, a CD stereo with an MP3 connection socket, power front windows, remote central locking, a quick clear heated front windscreen, Bluetooth 'phone connection and electric heated door mirrors. Safety-wise, you'll find seven air-bags (including a driver's knee bag), ABS with EBA Electronic Brake Assist and ESP stability control. If you feel a little more ambitious, there are Zetec, Titanium and Titanium-X models to choose from. Don't forget the five-door estate either. There is quite a premium for the load lugger, with Ford demanding an extra £1,300 for the privilege of more space. Most business buyers will go for the Edge trim but the sportier Zetec model has traditionally been preferred by the small percentage of private buyers.
Cost of Ownership
The appeal of the 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine lies in the fact that it offers all the refinement of a larger capacity petrol engine with none of the bills. No, it can't quite match the day-to-day running costs of one of the diesel engines in the Ford line up but if you prefer a petrol unit, it's a great place to begin. Start/stop technology helps the 1.6 EcoBoost achieve a combined fuel economy figure of 41.5mpg. This is about what you'd normally expect for a petrol hatch in the class below the Mondeo and emissions of 158g/km aren't much more than the diesel car's. In fact, business users will pay the annual same tax compared to a Mondeo 2.0 TDCi. Depreciation is slightly heavier than the diesel car, with the 2.0-litre TDCi retaining 31 per cent of its new value after three years and the 1.6 EcoBoost keeping hold of 29 per cent. On a day to day basis, the diesel is slightly cheaper to run but it's far from a cut and dried proposition. If you favour the response and smoothness of a petrol engine, the 1.6 EcoBoost forwards a convincing argument.
Quickclear heated windscreen, ESP + traction control, Load area carpet, Advanced Bluetooth hands free phone with voice control system, Cruise control, Trip computer, Day/night rear view mirror, Auxiliary input socket...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.3|
|Engine Power - BHP||160|
|Engine Power - KW||118|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||199|
|Engine Torque - MKG||27.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||270|
|CO2 (g/km)||149 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||44.1|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||52.3|
|EC Urban (mpg)||34.5|
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