Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

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

Petrol engines 6.6 - 7.8 mpp
Diesel engines 7.8 - 11.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 31.0 - 36.7 mpg
Diesel engines 38.7 - 56.5 mpg
  • Diesel fuel economy is good across the range
  • EcoBoost petrols can’t quite match the diesels
  • Go for an AWD model and economy falls

Navigating the Mondeo’s claimed fuel economy charts used to be quite a daunting thing given the scale of engines, gearboxes and drivetrains, but is slightly simpler in the current, trimmed down range. 

The economy hero of the Mondeo range is, unsurprisingly, the 2.0-litre diesel with 150hp, returning a claimed 40.4-61.4mpg in manual/two-wheel drive configuration.

Hybrid power comes in the Saloon and Estate only so is discounted here, meaning a maximum of 27.4-41.5mpg if you don't want a diesel and pick instead the 1.5-litre petrol with 165hp, and the same manual/front-drive configuration. That engine with an auto 'box is the worst performer with 22.8-38.2mpg promised.

In terms of miles per pound, the Mondeo offers 6.6 - 11.4 - compared with 6.5 - 12.4 for the Vauxhall Insignia and 8.4 - 9.6 for the Skoda Superb.

Is it eco friendly?

Diesel-powered Mondeos have the lowest CO2 emissions overall, and the star of the line-up is the 2.0-litre, 150hp version with 123g/km of CO2, rising to 132g/km with the automatic gearbox. The 190hp version emits one whole gram per kilometre more.

Petrol-engined cars fare worse with the 1.5-litre unit putting out 150/169g/km depending on gearbox choice, with the auto coming out on top this time.

Is it reliable?

  • Two official recalls for the Mondeo hatch
  • Build feels solid and like it’ll last
  • Should be little to worry about overall

There have been two official recalls for the Mondeo, one regarding the headlamps switching off without warning, and another regarding the seatbelt pre-tensioners malfunctioning. Your local dealer should have carried out fixes for both of these issues, so any car you could be buying secondhand should have had the remedial work taken out.

The petrol and diesel engines on offer are adaptations of ones already found in other Ford products, as well as the previous-generation Mondeo. Essentially much of the electronic safety systems have already run the test-bed marathon in other Fords too, so there shouldn’t be any critical maladies there either.

Our only real point of curiosity rather than concern is the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in a car the size of a Mondeo. It serves well in the Fiesta and Focus among others, but it’s going to be under more strain in a car that could weigh up to a hefty 2,130kg when fully loaded with passengers and luggage.

As standard the Mondeo comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £240
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Insurance group 15 - 31
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