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  • Spacious family-friendly interior
  • Equally big boot behind
  • But exterior dimensions are large

How much space is there?

The Ford Mondeo majors on passenger space, and there’s more than enough room for five adults to sit comfortably inside. If you’re much over six-feet tall you might grumble at the sloping rear roofline that impinges on headroom, but legroom and shoulder width both impress. However, the Skoda Superb is even better for passenger space, especially in terms of legroom.

The Mondeo’s large dimensions – it’s nearly as big as an executive saloon such as the Mercedes E-Class – mean that while there’s lots of room inside, it’s a big car to deal with when you’re driving. This won’t be a problem if you mostly cover motorway miles, but urban drivers might think twice when negotiating width restrictions, multi-storey car parks or other tight spaces.

Boot space and storage

All Mondeo hatchbacks come with a 60:40 split rear seat that doesn’t quite fold flat but is low enough for the majority of cargo it will 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 tyre repair kit, and there’s a 654-litre boot with all seats in use. Opt for a space-saver spare wheel, and this drops to 645 litres. The similarly-sized Vauxhall Insignia hatchback offers 490 litres of boot space, while the Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Superb offer 586 and 625 litres respectively, so the Mondeo is certainly competitive with its class rivals. Tip the Mondeo’s rear seats forwards and the capacity increases to 1,446 litres (or 1,437 litres with the spare wheel).

The boot floor itself isn’t too tall, so loading bulky items should be simple. There’s also a slight lip, so once items are added, they won’t slide out again. A power tailgate that can be operated remotely via the car’s key fob is available as an option across the range, while it’s standard on top-spec versions. Ford also offers a range of accessories for the Mondeo, including boot liners, dog guards and pet carriers.

Is it easy to park?

Measuring 4.9 metres long and 1.9 metres wide with the mirrors folded, the Ford Mondeo is a sizeable car. Since you sit at a conventional passenger car height, this big Ford isn’t as easy to place on the road as a high-riding SUV – it’s one of the reasons why 4x4s are more popular these days. The external mirrors are mounted on pillars on the doors, rather than in the corners of the front windows, but this means there’s a better view of traffic conditions behind. Taller drivers may find the meeting point of the thick windscreen pillar and the front corner of the roof creates a blind spot when crossing oncoming traffic, though.

Ford does offer some assistance when it comes to parking. Front and rear sensors are standard across the range, but if you want more help, then you need to pay extra. The Driver Assistance and Convenience Packs both add a rear-view camera and Active Park Assist, which can steer the car in and out of parking spaces. This works whether you’re parallel parking in the road, or bay parking in a multi-storey. These packs also add rear cross traffic alert, which warns you if you’re about to reverse into moving traffic.

Safety

  • Lots of standard safety kit
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Extras available at a cost

Euro NCAP crash tested the Mondeo Estate in 2014, and again under tougher test conditions in 2019, and its five-star score also applies to the five-door hatchback. The Mondeo’s underlying structure is strong, so it will fundamentally protect occupants in the unfortunate occurrence of an accident. There are seven airbags on board (driver, passenger, side, curtain and a knee bag) while all cars also get lane-departure warning and traffic sign recognition as standard.

Cruise control is standard across the range, too, while an adaptive system is available as an option on higher-spec cars. This also incorporates a blindspot warning system and the park assist system mentioned above. Dynamic LED headlights are standard on top-spec models and offered as an option on the rest of the range, while all cars get bright LED taillights.

The Mondeo comes with Isofix attachments for the back seats, but there’s no option to add them to the front passenger seat. It does come with a passenger airbag deactivation switch, though.

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 (14-22).

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

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford Mondeo Hatchback (14-22) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 96%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 70%
Safety Assist: 73%

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.