- 3 Years Insurance
- 3 Years Servicing
- 3 Years Tax
- 3 Years Warranty
Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.
|EC Combined (mpg)||43.5|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||54.3|
|EC Urban (mpg)||32.1|
|CO2 (g/km)||152 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
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- Insurance Group21E
- Performance (BHP)160
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)152
- Road Tax£515
Ten Second Review
The ideal estate car is one that offers excellent utility but doesn't penalise you for it with poor refinement and soggy handling. Ford were mindful of this when developing the MK4 model Mondeo estate, a car which not only drives well but also looks a good deal sleeker than most boxy estate contenders.
Estate car buyers tend to be a very sane bunch, unswayed by the latest fads. Rather, they value practicality and, more often than not, their choice of car is meticulously researched. 'Function first' is a motto that tends to reward smart engineering and sound design and it's the reason why Ford's Mondeo estate has always been a strong seller. With the fourth generation Mondeo line-up, this station wagon variant is expected to at least match its hatchback stablemate in terms of overall sales. It isn't hard to see why. Take a tape measure to the Mondeo estate and you'll realise that this is one of the biggest vehicles Ford imports to the UK - certainly up there with the large S-MAX and Galaxy seven-seat people carriers. That means plenty of space in the back for the sort of gear your family needs. Even if your requirements don't involve kids but a gear-intensive hobby, the Mondeo estate could be exactly what you're looking for.
If Ford could make this estate version drive much like the five-door hatch, it would have a winner on its hands. Guess what? It does. There's a reassuringly polished feel here that's usually the preserve of far more expensive cars - and the same excellent refinement at speed. Low profile roof rails help cut the wind roar that many estate cars suffer from and the cabin is well insulated from road noise with no booming apparent from the big box at the back. Handling is safe and assured, but the Mondeo estate never completely disguises its size and you might need to pass up some smaller parking spaces. On the plus side, rear visibility is notably better than that of the high-rumped five-door hatch. The choice of engines is vast - with an interesting insertion at the bttom of the range. The base petrol version gets the brand's 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine: yes, the same one you get in a Fiesta. Here, it's been tuned for a Mondeo Estate's greater weight but it'll still struggle a little if you habitually fully load your car. Further up the petrol range, there's a 160PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost unit - or a 240PS 2.0-litre EcoBoost powerplant. If you're a typical Mondeo Estate buyer though, you'll be wanting a diesel. Most will choose the much improved 2.0 TDCi base version, which now boasts 150PS. There's also a 180PS version of this unit - or even a 210PS version. AWD will be a welcome option for towers. Whatever engine you select, you should find the dynamic responses of this car a cut above those of most rivals. Though it's not quite as sharp as it used to be, the trade-off is better ride and long distance composure.
Design and Build
There aren't too many estate cars that look remotely sexy but if you choose your specification wisely, the latest Mondeo estate does a better impression than most. Decent alloys are key, as is the right metallic paint finish. Out back, you'll notice that the huge - and very heavy - tailgate bisects the light pods, giving a really broad loading bay. It comes right down to bumper level too, so it's relatively easy to get heavy items in and out. Total capacity, as ever, depends upon whether you want a full-sized spare wheel or the potential roadside hassle of a mini-spare or, even worse, one of those tyre-inflatory 'instant mobility systems'. Do without a wheel and as much as 525-litres is on offer. Once everything's flat, there's up to 1,650-litres of total fresh air on offer. If you want the peace of mind of a full-sized fifth wheel, you'll need to subtract around 100-litres from each of those figures. Whatever variant you end up preferring, you'll want to make the most of the space available, utilising floor hooks that keep awkward loads in place and perhaps ticking the box for options like luggage retention nets and dog guards.
Market and Model
The estate versions of the Mondeo command a premium of around £1,200 over their hatchback counterparts, which means that you'll need around £21,000 for the 125PS 1.0 EcoBoost petrol-engined entry-level model. It's probably wise to step up to a diesel if you're planning on loading the car heavily and for this you'll need around £23,000. There are plenty of engines available, starting with a 115bhp diesel and topping out with a 240bhp petrol, Ford really offering something for all. The most powerful diesel and petrol engines are only offered with the most expensive trim levels, though, which is a bit of a shame. Trim levels now start with 'Zetec Edition', then buyers have the choice of something sportier ('ST-Line' or 'ST-Line Edtion') or plusher ('Titanium Edition'). For something truly luxurious, you'll need the flagship 'Vignale' variant. As standard, all models have navigation, a DAB tuner, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control with a speed limiter. 'ST-Line' series variants introduce extras including a body styling kit, lowered sports suspension, a Ford Power start button and a darkened headliner. Privacy glass and 19-inch 'rock metallic' alloy wheels are added on the 'ST-Line Edition' variants. Safety technology is a strongpoint. All derivatves get 'Active City Stop' autonomous braking to mitigate or avoid low-speed collisions at under 31mph. Plus there's Pedestrian Detection, which identifies people and reduces the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 50mph.
Cost of Ownership
Considerable design effort has been expended into making this car 25% lighter than its predecessor, an improvement possible thanks to things like a magnesium inner tailgate structure that's 40% lighter than before. So, what impact has all of this made on this car's balance sheet returns? Well, the popular 2.0 TDCi 150 ECOnetic diesel variant we tried will return a combined fuel economy figure of 67.3 mpg and emissions of 109g/km in estate form - which is about the same as you'd get from a comparable 2.0 TDI Volkswagen Passat Estate but much better than you could expect from a rival Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 170PS Sports Tourer. Opt for this Ford's 2.0 TDCi unit in pokier 180PS guise and the figures drop only slightly to 62.8mpg and 117g/km. Of course, it's easy to improve on that if you'd be happy with one of the smaller-capacity models. Go for the 1.5-litre TDCi ECOnetic engine developed to replace the previous 1.6-litre unit this car was originally launched with and official figures suggest that around 80mpg is possible on the combined cycle. If you're happy with petrol power, then the 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine puts out only 119g/km of CO2. These are class-leading stats.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Blazer blue
- Solid paint
- Cypress cloth - Ebony
- Mini steel spare wheel
|Electric front windows|
|'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets|
|Electric rear windows with global closing|
|ESP + traction control|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Hill start assist|
|Active city stop|
|Bluetooth connectivity with voice control|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Front and rear parking sensors|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|SYNC Emergency Assistance|
|Ford DAB navigation system with 8 speakers|
|Ford SYNC 3 with 8" colour touch screen|
|Electric folding door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable door mirrors|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Chrome roof rails|
|Chrome window surround|
|Body colour rocker mouldings|
|LED daytime running lights|
|LED tail lights|
|Front fog lights with chrome surrounds|
|Dual zone automatic climate control|
|Leather steering wheel|
|Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel|
|Centre console with armrest|
|Cypress cloth upholstery|
|Driver/front passenger airbag|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Intelligent Protection System (IPS)|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Driver's lumbar support|
|Isofix on 2nd row rear seats|
|Folding rear seats|
|Height adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Remote central double locking|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" 5x2 spoke alloy wheels|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||160|
|Engine Power - KW||118|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||177|
|Engine Torque - NM||240|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1500|
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