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Ford Mondeo (2015 to 2022)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

57
%
E

Safety Rating:

73
%
B

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

72
%
C

Running Costs:

62
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

57
%
E

Safety Rating:

73
%
B

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

72
%
C

Running Costs:

62
%
B

Summary


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.

As of April 2024, the Ford Mondeo range holds a Used Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 65%. It gets good grades for its low running costs, CO2 emissions and still-decent safety rating. However, its reliability record is only average and its media reviews were poor.

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
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 96%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 70%
Safety assist: 73%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

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 an average reliability score of 66% as of April 2024, according to exclusive extended warranty data provided by our partner MotorEasy. That’s a significant improvement over the previous 12 months, but only brings the Mondeo up to the midfield.

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 £170. The bad news, however, is that gearbox problems are quite common and the average repair bill for those is currently running at about £2,300 – which is eye-wateringly expensive, even compared to much more expensive cars.

Engine repairs have also been common, and are expensive at more than £1,100. All of this means that the average repair cost for a Mondeo has been more than £700 to date, which is considerably more than the cost of a used car warranty.

Given the so-so 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.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Diesel models50 mpgB45 – 55 mpgB – C
Hybrid models48 mpgC47 – 50 mpgB – C
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Diesel models148 g/kmB130 – 165 g/kmA – C
Hybrid models132 g/kmA127 – 138 g/kmA – B
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models25B23 – 28B – B

The Ford Mondeo is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

We don’t have a complete set of data, due to the car’s age. But the diesel models should be cheap to be run, while insurance ratings are very competitive.

Security rating

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Fail

Date: 2019

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Mondeo has received

2016

  • Tow Car Awards – Best petrol tow car

2015

  • 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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The Ford Mondeo has received praise for its comfort and refinement, but criticism for its interior quality and infotainment systems.Ford Mondeo (2015 to 2022)