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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 27 - 50 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Prices are competitive and you can normally get some kind of deal on a used model, but the sheer volume on the market means depreciation is heavy. Fuel consumption is average for the class – if you’re a medium to high-mileage driver it would be worthwhile choosing a TDCi model. Ford servicing prices are reasonable.

The Mondeo is an environmentally friendly choice for green buyers. With an average of 178g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are quite low for a medium-sized hatchback. However, it’s worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 2.0-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 41 mpg.

The Ford Mondeo has been pretty reliable, save for a few recalls to correct build faults, and some customers did find problems with the handbrake in 2001 (not holding the car stationary after parking), which was not the subject of a recall but would have been rectified at the following service. A few others have also reported problems with the rear suspension on older cars, which could be expensive to replace.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £615
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Insurance group 17 - 33
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