Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Although the crash test experts at Euro NCAP have yet to publish their Ford Mondeo saloon safety findings, the company expects a five star car when they do.

Underneath Mondeo’s bodywork is a lighter yet stronger crash structure, which should ultimately protect the car’s occupants better in the event of an accident. Airbags all-round will further cushion them, while outside LED tail lights and a pedestrian detection system with automatic braking enhances safety for pedestrians and other road users.

We’ve not given the car a five star rating though primarily because much of the safety equipment is optional, Ford missing an opportunity to set new standards for class safety.

On the Mondeo saloon options list are those inflatable rear airbags, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning system and even emergency city braking. Lane departure warning is standard though, while the X Pack comes with dynamic LED headlights as standard, shining the light beam towards the corners. LED day running lights also come as part of that package.

Although it’s a large car, there’s no doubt that Ford Mondeo saloon practicality is limited by a combination of its four-door shape and hybrid battery pack under the boot floor.

Due to the battery pack’s installation, the rear seats don’t fold over, limiting the Mondeo saloon’s overall carrying capacity to 525 litres. The non-hybrid Vauxhall Insignia (500 litres) can’t match it, but the VW Passat (586 litres) beats it, while the smaller Toyota Prius hybrid (445 litres) is significantly smaller but does benefit from a hatchback tailgate.

That under-boot battery pack also precludes the fitting of a spare tyre – all other Mondeos come with a space saver as standard, the hybrid saloon comes with a puncture repair kit.

Although the boot’s disappointing, many will find the Mondeo saloon’s interior spacious, providing ample leg and shoulder room for five adults. While that tapering, coupe-like profile might lend the Mondeo’s styling a degree of elegance, there’s no escaping that it robs rear-seat headroom, predominantly to the discomfort of taller passengers.

Those in the front get an even better deal, with enveloping and supportive sports seats, offering a wide range of adjustment to ensure optimum comfort.

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • 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 Edition equipment

ST-Line Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
ST-Line Edition optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Titanium optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim

Titanium Edition equipment

Titanium Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
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
  • Sports seats

Zetec Edition equipment

Zetec Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
Zetec Edition optional equipment
None available