Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

In trying to break the BMW 3 Series’ hold on the saloon market, Ford has gone in search of a niche with the Mondeo, but perhaps a niche too far.

Launched as a hybrid only, the Mondeo has lost much of what made it such a popular choice in years gone by. The handling lacks feel, and the hybrid braking system is anything but consistent.

It does provide comfort in slower speed urban environments, the ride is smooth and the hybrid systems are whisper quiet. Just prepare to have your peace and quiet ruined by the obnoxious CVT transmission and glaring road noise at higher speeds.

There is a decent list of standard equipment, but we would find it difficult to recommend this latest effort from Ford.

Read on for the full Ford Mondeo Saloon review