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Ford MONDEO DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD

Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
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Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD
Ford MONDEO 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST-Line Ed [Lux] 5dr Powershft AWD

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph9.2 secs
  • Top Speed137 mph
  • C02143 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D35%

Review

The ideal estate car is one that offers excellent utility but doesn't penalise you for it with poor refinement and soggy handling. Ford were mindful of this when developing the MK4 model Mondeo estate, a car which not only drives well but also looks a good deal sleeker than most boxy estate contenders. Here's the improved version.

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There aren't too many estates that can beat the utility of the fourth generation Ford Mondeo load lugger. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved model

Background

Estate car buyers tend to be a very sane bunch, unswayed by the latest fads. Rather, they value practicality and, more often than not, their choice of car is meticulously researched. 'Function first' is a motto that tends to reward smart engineering and sound design and it's the reason why Ford's Mondeo estate has always been a strong seller. With the fourth generation Mondeo line-up, this station wagon variant has been matching its hatchback stablemate in terms of overall sales. It isn't hard to see why. Take a tape measure to the Mondeo estate and you'll realise that this is one of the biggest vehicles Ford imports to the UK - certainly up there with the large S-MAX and Galaxy seven-seat people carriers. That means plenty of space in the back for the sort of gear your family needs. Even if your requirements don't involve kids but a gear-intensive hobby, the Mondeo estate could be exactly what you're looking for. Especially in this improved form.

Driving Experience

If Ford could make this estate version drive much like the five-door hatch, it would have a winner on its hands. Guess what? It does. There's a reassuringly polished feel here that's usually the preserve of far more expensive cars - and the same excellent refinement at speed. Low profile roof rails help cut the wind roar that many estate cars suffer from and the cabin is well insulated from road noise with no booming apparent from the big box at the back. Handling is safe and assured, but the Mondeo estate never completely disguises its size and you might need to pass up some smaller parking spaces. On the plus side, rear visibility is notably better than that of the high-rumped five-door hatch. Ford's has slimmed down the engine choices on offer. Most customers choose a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine good for either 150PS or 180PS, both variants featuring single variable geometry turbocharger technology. There is also a 165PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit. Buyers can even opt for a Mondeo Hybrid. It uses a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors - one to drive the wheels and another to supply regenerative charging - and 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery. The 150PS and 180PS diesels are available with Ford's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which offers a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive performance to automatically enhance traction and road-holding when needed. The Mondeo's also the first model for Europe to be built on Ford's global CD-segment platform, which debuts Ford's integral link rear suspension. The all-new platform and body structure combination delivers 10 per cent more torsional stiffness than the outgoing model and the Mondeo also gets electrically-assisted power steering for the first time with variable weighting. More importantly, road noise reductions of around three decibels in the rear and two decibels in the front have been achieved.

Design and Build

There aren't too many estate cars that look remotely sexy but if you choose your specification wisely, the latest Mondeo estate does a better impression than most. Decent alloys are key, as is the right metallic paint finish. Ford has subtly updated the look of this fourth generation Mondeo Estate, revising the upper and lower front grille, re-styling the bumpers, introducing more stylish 'C'-shaped tail lights and incorporating fresh fog light and LED daytime running light designs. As before, this station wagon version is order-able with a retractable panoramic glass roof. Out back, you'll notice that the huge - and very heavy - tailgate bisects the light pods, giving a really broad loading bay. It comes right down to bumper level too, so it's relatively easy to get heavy items in and out. Total capacity, as ever, depends upon whether you want a full-sized spare wheel or the potential roadside hassle of a mini-spare or, even worse, one of those tyre-inflatory 'instant mobility systems'. Do without a wheel and as much as 525-litres is on offer. Once everything's flat, there's up to 1,650-litres of total fresh air on offer. If you want the peace of mind of a full-sized fifth wheel, you'll need to subtract around 100-litres from each of those figures. Whatever variant you end up preferring, you'll want to make the most of the space available, utilising floor hooks that keep awkward loads in place and perhaps ticking the box for options like luggage retention nets and dog guards.

Market and Model

The estate versions of the Mondeo command a premium of £1,800 over their hatchback counterparts, which means that you'll need around £23,500 for the 165PS 1.5 EcoBoost petrol-engined entry-level model. It's probably wise to step up to a diesel if you're planning on loading the car heavily and for this you'll need around £25,000. Trim levels now start with 'Zetec Edition', then buyers have the choice of something sportier ('ST-Line' or 'ST-Line Edtion') or plusher ('Titanium Edition'). For something truly luxurious, you'll need the flagship 'Vignale' variant. As standard, all models have navigation, a DAB tuner, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control with a speed limiter. 'ST-Line' series variants introduce extras including a body styling kit, lowered sports suspension, a Ford Power start button and a darkened headliner. Privacy glass and 19-inch 'rock metallic' alloy wheels are added on the 'ST-Line Edition' variants. Safety technology is a strongpoint. All derivatves get 'Active City Stop' autonomous braking to mitigate or avoid low-speed collisions at under 31mph. Plus there's Pedestrian Detection, which identifies people and reduces the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 50mph. A radar system also drives the Distance Indication feature and Adaptive Cruise Control technology. Cameras support a Lane Keeping Aid and Traffic Sign Recognition, which provides the driver with the speed limit, cancellation signs and overtaking regulations flashed up on the instrument cluster display. There are also full adaptive LED headlights on offer, as well as Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking.

Cost of Ownership

Considerable design effort has been expended into making this car 25% lighter than its predecessor, an improvement possible thanks to things like a magnesium inner tailgate structure that's 40% lighter than before. So, what impact has all of this made on this car's balance sheet returns? Well, the popular 2.0 TDCi 150 diesel variant we tried will return a combined fuel economy figure of up to 49.6mpg (WLTP) and emissions of up to 125g/km (NEDC) in estate form - which is better than you could expect from a rival Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 170PS Sports Tourer. Opt for this Ford's 2.0 TDCi unit in pokier 180PS guise and the figures drop only slightly to 44.8mpg and 134g/km. If you're happy with petrol power, then the 165PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine puts out 152g/km of CO2 and manages 35.8mpg, efficiency figures that aren't especially stellar.

Summary

It's no use kidding ourselves that the Ford Mondeo estate is, or will ever be, a glamorous vehicle, but the MK4 model is sprinkled with enough clever design and high-tech equipment to make it anything but a run of the mill load lugger. Its sheer capaciousness is a given and, if space matters, the Mondeo estate more than justifies itself with nearly 1700-litres of cargo volume when you fold the back seats flat. It was ever thus. What impresses most about the fourth generation Mondeo estate is the fact that it now looks great, drives without constantly reminding you that you bought an estate car and now offers a best in class range of engines. Our choice would be a 2.0 TDCi 150PS diesel with an alloy wheel upgrade, but whatever your preference, it's very hard to go wrong with this likeable station wagon.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter
Ford DAB audio with navigation system
10" TFT cluster display
Bluetooth connectivity with voice control
Ford easy fuel
Ford power starter and keyless Entry system
Front and rear parking sensors
Lane keeping aid
PAS
Pre-collision assist with AEB and pedestrian and cyclist detection
Service indicator
SYNC Emergency Assistance
Traffic sign recognition
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights with auto high/low beam
Black roof rails
Body colour bumper and side rocker mouldings
Bright finish front door scuff plates
Chrome roof rails
Chrome surround to upper grille and side windows
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Front fog lights
Halogen projector headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED tail lights
Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
Power operated front and rear windows with global open and close
Quickclear heated front windscreen
Rain sensing front windscreen wipers
Rear privacy glass
Rear spoiler
Rear wiper
Wheels
19" Rock metallic alloy wheels
Tyre inflation kit
Entertainment
Radio/CD
USB socket
Interior Features
Centre console with armrest
Dark headliner
Driver's lumbar support
Dual zone electronic auto temperature
Folding rear seats
Front and rear deluxe carpet floor mats with red stitching
Front headrests
Heated variable front seats
Isofix child seat attachment
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Multi colour ambient lighting
Premium leather upholstery
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear armrest
Rear floor mats
Rear headrests
Stainless steel finish scuff plates with ST-Line logo
Tonneau cover
Packs
Lux pack - Mondeo ST- Line Edition
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS+EBA
Active city stop
Curtain airbags
Driver/front passenger airbag
Drivers knee airbag
Electric parking brake
ESP + traction control
Hill start assist
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Immobiliser
Remote central double locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm
Technical
Sports tuned suspension
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 143
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 212
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 145
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1996
Compression Ratio 15.8:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 44.1
WLTP - MPG - High 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Low 34.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 44.1
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description EcoBlue AWD 190
Coin Series ST-Line Ed [Lux Pk]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 27E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.2
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Top Speed 137
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style ROCK METALLIC
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1501
Length 4867
Wheelbase 2850
Width 1852
Width (including mirrors) 2121
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 62
Gross Vehicle Weight 2455
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1630
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 755
Max. Loading Weight 7
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1751
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £474.99 p/m £15.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £512.99 p/m £58.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £541.99 p/m £87.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £401.99 p/m £31.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £442.99 p/m £65.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £474.99 p/m £105.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £365.99 p/m £42.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £398.99 p/m £84.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £425.99 p/m £119.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £568.99 p/m £18.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £614.99 p/m £70.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £649.99 p/m £105.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £481.99 p/m £37.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £530.99 p/m £78.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £569.99 p/m £126.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £438.99 p/m £51.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £477.99 p/m £101.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £509.99 p/m £143.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Blind spot monitoring system with cross traffic alert £500.00
Sony DAB audio with touchscreen navigation system, CD player and 12 speakers £540.00
Exterior Features
Additional Exclusive paint £850.00
Additional Premium paint £600.00
Bi-LED adaptive headlamps and power tailgate £1,200.00
Black mirror caps £50.00
Exclusive paint £750.00
Opening panorama roof and rear sun blinds £995.00
Power retractable towbar with trailer sway control £850.00
Premium paint £250.00
Interior Features
Load guard second row £225.00
Packs
Premium drivers assistance pack - Mondeo £1,100.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Ruby red £850.00
Exclusive paint - White platinum £850.00
Premium paint - Chrome blue £600.00
Premium paint - Diffused silver £600.00
Premium paint - Frozen white £250.00
Premium paint - Magnetic £750.00
Premium paint - Moondust silver £600.00
Premium paint - Shadow black £600.00
Premium paint - Stealth £600.00
Solid - Blazer blue FOC
Safety
Red brake calipers £225.00
Trim
Lux pack - Premium leather - Ebony with red stitching FOC
Wheels
19" Y spoke alloy wheels £400.00
Full size spare wheel (16") £150.00
* option prices shown are estimated