Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

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

Petrol engines 4.1 - 4.9 mpp
Diesel engines 4.8 - 7.0 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
  • Residual values are poor
  • Economy falls in AWD model

What are the running costs?

Navigating the Mondeo’s claimed fuel economy charts used to be quite a daunting thing thanks to a wide variety of engines, gearboxes and drivetrains that were available. Today, things are far simpler, with only two diesel engines offered in the Mondeo hatchback, one with a manual or auto gearbox, the other being auto-only, but with front- or four-wheel drive.

The economy hero of the Mondeo range is the 150hp 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with the six-speed manual gearbox. It offers a best of 56.5mpg on the combined WLTP test, while adding Ford’s Powershift auto sees fuel economy tail off to 53.3mpg. The auto-only 2.0 EcoBlue returns the same fuel economy figure, but adding four-wheel drive sees fuel economy reduce to a claimed 48.7mpg.

View detailed MPG and CO2 figures on the Ford Mondeo specs pages

Emissions figures range from 130g/km for the 2.0 EcoBlue 150 with 17-inch wheels, all the way up to 160g/km for the 190hp AWD model on 19-inch wheels. Even the hybrid saloon only manages 131g/km emissions, and with no other scope for electrification available, the Mondeo isn’t the attractive company car that it once was.

Servicing and warranty

All Fords come with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, which is decidedly average when compared with some rival manufacturers. Most of the Mondeo’s direct rivals offer the same amount of cover, though, with the only difference possibly being unlimited mileage cover for the lifetime of the warranty.

As with most competitors, Ford offers warranty extensions at extra cost, while service plans are also available. These can be paid for outright, or you can bundle them in with any finance package that you might take out.

Reliability

  • 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 second hand should have had the remedial work taken out already.

The EcoBlue diesel engine can be found in a range of other Ford products, including the Transit van and Ranger pick-up truck, so it will have been extensively tested to ensure its reliability.

Many of the electronic safety systems found in the Mondeo have already run the test-bed marathon in other Fords too, so there shouldn’t be any critical maladies there either.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £265
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 15 - 31
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