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Ford Mondeo (2015 to 2022)

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Ford Mondeo (2015 to 2022)

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    The Ford Mondeo was a large liftback, estate and saloon model. The latest iteration arrived in the UK in early 2015, and was updated last in early 2019.

    The Mondeo received generally positive scores from the UK motoring media, although scores have been falling in recent years as newer rivals have come onto the scene. The hybrid version also doesn’t score as well as the rest of the range, which has dragged down the Mondeo’s overall rating.

    The Ford Mondeo received praise for its comfort, refinement and equipment levels. However, it was criticised for interior quality and infotainment systems that are not up to the levels of some rivals.

    When it comes to reliability, the news was certainly better. In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the Ford Mondeo ranked equal 24th. Unlike many other vehicles, where diesel engines were problematic, the Mondeo’s ranking applied equally to both petrol and diesel models.

    Like many large saloon and estate vehicles, Mondeo sales have strugged in recent years as buyers have switched to SUV models. As a result, the Mondeo finally ended production for good in early 2022.

    Key specifications

    Body style: Large saloon and estate
    Engines: petrol, diesel, hybrid
    Price when new: From £27,155 on-road

    Launched: Winter 2014/15
    Last updated: Winter 2018/19
    Discontinued: Spring 2022

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    Safety rating

    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: December 2019
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    Adult protection: 96%
    Child protection: 87%
    Vulnerable road users: 70%
    Safety assist: 73%

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    The Ford Mondeo was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production lifespan.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

    The Ford Mondeo has a poor score of 36% as of February 2023, according to exclusive extended warranty data provided by our partner MotorEasy. This score covers both the current-generation Mondeo and previous (pre-2017) versions.

    Braking problems are the most common issue reported to date, and the good news is that the average repair cost has been quite inexpensive at about £150. The bad news, however, is that the second-most common issue is the gearbox, and the average repair bill for that is currently running at more than £4,000 – which is eye-wateringly expensive, even compared to much more expensive cars.

    Engine repairs have also been common, and are expensive at nearly £2,000. All of this means that the average repair cost for a Mondeo has been more than £1,200 to date, which is considerably more than the cost of a used car warranty.

    Given the below-average reliability score and high cost of repairs, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase for a Ford Mondeo covers all of these potential problem areas.

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    Relay Attack: Fail

    Date: 2019


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Mondeo has received


    • Tow Car Awards – Best petrol tow car


    • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Family Car
    • Honest John Awards – Car of the Year + Most Popular Large Family Car
    • Fleet News Awards – New Company Car of the Year + Best Upper Medium Car
    • Tow Car Awards – Best petrol tow car

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