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Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • The Mondeo is a large - very large - family car
  • As such it has a big interior and equally big boot
  • The car’s size may be daunting in town

While boot space is marginally down on rivals like the Skoda Superb, what will be appreciated is the Mondeo’s genuine ability to seat five adults in comfort. If you’re much over six feet tall you might grumble at the sloping rear roofline which impinges on headroom – not an issue on the estate. Legroom and shoulder width all impress too.

The front seats, particularly the more enveloping sports variety fitted to the ST-Line and Titanium Edition models offer fine support in all aspects meaning you’re unlikely to feel fatigued after a long drive.

Storage compartments are dotted around the cabin, all being useful in size and shape, especially the glovebox with an integral shelf. The open shelf area at the bottom of the centre console is ideal for placing a phone on, close to a 12V socket too, but it’s safely away from your eyeline too. Pairing it via Bluetooth is simple and the connection seems reliable too. Sony were particularly confident that sound quality via a Bluetooth audio stream wasn’t inferior to plugged in connections.

Ford Mondeo 2019 boot

There’s no hiding the fact the Mondeo is a big car, and it can feel it on the road, particularly if you’re squeezing it into a tight space. However, it’s not as daunting as it could be and is surprisingly manoeuvrable, just make sure you buy a version with parking sensors all round, and consider the optional reversing camera to boost visibility out the back of the car.

The main issue is the car’s length, as it can hang out the end of a parking space in town. Otherwise there’s little to find intimidating about the Mondeo’s size.  Being a large car with hatchback versatility there’s no doubt that Ford Mondeo practicality is going to be positively received by customers.

All Mondeo hatchbacks come with a 60:40 split rear seat which doesn’t quite fold flat but is useful enough for the majority of cargo it will likely transport. All models also come with a load-through hatch behind the rear centre armrest to allow long, slender loads to be swallowed. As standard the Mondeo comes with a space-saver spare wheel, meaning a 541-litre boot with all seats in use.

Opt for the full-size spare and this drops to 458 litres. The similarly-sized Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport hatchback offers 490 litres, but the Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Superb trump the Mondeo, offering 586 and a whopping 620 litres respectively.

Tip the rear seats forwards and the Mondeo’s capacity increases to 1,437 litres (1,356 litres if you go for the full-size spare).

Ford Mondeo safety

  • Lots of standard safety kit on the Mondeo
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • More can be added at extra cost

Euro NCAP has crash tested the Mondeo Estate, but its score also applies to the five-door hatchback, achieving five stars. The car’s underlying structure is both lighter and stronger than before, meaning it will fundamentally protect occupants better in the unfortunate occurrence of an accident.

All-round airbags also contribute to safety while LED tail lights and a pedestrian detection system which aims to minimise if not negate collisions with individuals enhance safety for those outside the Mondeo. It’s the fact that you have to pay extra for so much equipment that could help save lives when Ford could have taken a lead and standardised much of the kit that disappoints us. If it was, we would have given it a higher star rating here.

Optional safety equipment includes those inflatable rear airbags – a first on a European market Ford, adaptive cruise control and blindspot warning system.

Higher-spec versions do come with a lane-departure warning system while top-of-the-range cars feature dynamic LED headlights as standard, bending the light beam towards corners as you steer. LED day-running lights also come as part of that package.

Ford Mondeo Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Mondeo Hatchback.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

ST-Line equipment

ST-Line standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
ST-Line optional equipment
None available

ST-Line Edition equipment

ST-Line Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
ST-Line Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

ST-Line X equipment

ST-Line X standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
ST-Line X optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Style optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Titanium optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Titanium Edition equipment

Titanium Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Titanium Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
Zetec optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Zetec Edition equipment

Zetec Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Zetec Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front electric windows
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford Mondeo Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 82%
Pedestrian: 66%
Safety Assist: 66%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.