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Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi Eco Zetec Business Edition 5dr (SS)

List Price: £21,495

Key Facts

Summary

Year 2014
Mileage N/A
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Diesel
MPG (Combined) 67.3
Vehicle Tax £20
Fuel Estimate £73

Economy

Fuel Type Diesel
MPG (Combined) 67.3
Fuel Estimate £73
CO2 Emissions 109 g/km
Vehicle Tax Band B
Vehicle Tax £20
Insurance Group N/A

Performance

0 to 62mph 11.9 secs
Top Speed 118 mph
Engine Size 1.6 L
Engine Capacity 1560 cc
Engine Power 113 bhp
Engine Torque 199 lbs/ft
Cylinders 4 (Inline)

Dimensions

Length 4784 mm
Width 1886 mm
Height 1500 mm
Kerb Weight 1496 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L
Boot Capacity 528 L
Turning Circle 11.60 m
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Independent Review

  • Ten Second Review

    The Ford Mondeo has evolved in fourth generation form, yet as it becomes a better, smarter vehicle, sales continue to taper off. This latest slightly improved model is cleaner than ever and features a revised trim structure. If you thought you'd get the best value from a South Korean car, it might well be time to revisit the Mondeo. You might be very pleasantly surprised indeed.

  • Driving Experience

    The Mondeo always campaigned as a car that targeted the keener driver but later models have become a bit big to really cut it as a B-road hustler. These days, it majors on refinement, ride quality and a genuine feeling of expensive polish in the way this Ford goes down the road. The ride's absorbent, yet you're in touch with what the car's doing. On twistier roads, enthusiastic drivers will enjoy in the handling once they learn to trust the front end, though continued cornering will reveal front seats that lack a little in terms of lateral support, great though they are for sitting out long journeys.

    Engine-wise, petrol buyers get a couple of 1.6s, the old 120PS Ti-VCT and the more potent 160PS 1.6T EcoBoost unit. Also with EcoBoost technology is the 240PS 2.0T powerplant. Diesel customers get a 115PS 1.6 TDCi or a 2.0 TDCi with either 140 or 163PS.

    Both the 1.6-litre 115PS TDCi diesel and 1.6-litre EcoBoost 160PS petrol units feature Auto-Start-Stop as standard to help the Mondeo cater for the sector's increasingly pressing call for lower consumption and emissions. Top models get the option of Ford's clever 6-speed Powershift twin-clutch automatic transmission. This is one of those systems that pre-selects the next gear before you've even left the last one for smooth, seamless progress that you can further hurry along with these wheel-mounted paddle-shifters.

  • Design & Build

    Prior to this generation Mondeo, it's fair to say that many Fords had begun to look rather clinical, a little over-functional. We were all told they were great to drive but we didn't feel that they were going to be when we saw one in the driveway. Fortunately, this facelifted MK4 Mondeo has moved things on. The trapezoidal front grille has been made bolder on the latest cars with a more slimline opening above. LED daytime running lights also feature and the bonnet has more sculpted shape. At the back, the rear light clusters also feature LED technology.

    Inside things aren't quite BMW, Audi and Mercedes-like. Items such as the cheaper plastic on the glovebox lid give the game away. Still, it's astonishingly close for a mainstream brand, with tasteful aluminium decor and piano-black lacquer inserts offering a premium touch. Where you particularly notice the extra space on offer from that bigger shape is in the back. Three big adults across the back seat or an Audi A4 or a BMW 3 Series is a squash that's only slightly improved if you opt for something mainstream like a Vauxhall Insignia or a Renault Laguna. Here, it's no problem at all, with superb space for shoulders, legs and heads. Wide opening doors and minimal wheelarch intrusion mean it's easy to get in and out too and nice touches on plusher versions include these rear cabin air vents built into the B-pillars.

    Out back, the boot too is huge and very well shaped, with load hooks and tie-downs to help you keep things in place should you get carried away at the wheel by the Mondeo's dynamic repertoire. There's 528-litres of space on offer in the 5-door Hatch, a figure rising to 1448-litres if you flatten the 60/40 split-rear seats. Go for the Estate version and the respective figures are 542 and 1733-litres.

  • Market & Model

    Ford hasn't been able to resist tinkering with the trim levels, in no small part due to the success of the Zetec-S Business Edition. Out goes the old Titanium X trim level, and in comes a Titanium X Business Edition, sold alongside the Titanium X Sport. The Titanium X Business Edition gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors, a leather interior, 7-inch touch screen navigation, a DAB stereo, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers and some very nice aluminium and leather trim finishes. Try adding that sort of kit list to your Audi A3 and watch your fleet manager dive for the red pen.

    At the other end of the range is the Mondeo Graphite, which targets retail buyers looking for strong value. This features a Quickclear windscreen, 17-inch alloys, air conditioning, Bluetooth, heated door mirrors and sports suspension on the diesel versions. Prices start at around £16,000 which represents an awful lot of car for your money. To put it into perspective, that's a clear grand less than the far smaller Hyundai i30 with a similar 120PS 1.6-litre petrol engine.

  • Cost of Ownership

    The Mondeo stands or falls by its cost of ownership figures and in recent years, gimlet-eyed fleet managers have decided that residual values haven't been good enough to merit purchase. Ford's now moving in the right direction here though. Following the success of the Ford Mondeo Zetec Business Edition, the Titanium X Business Edition offers even higher equipment levels, which have helped to secure residual values five percentage points higher than the outgoing Mondeo Titanium X, despite prices being £1,500 lower on this model. Ford Mondeos equipped with the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine offer CO2 emissions from just 119g/km across both 140PS and 163PS power outputs - a reduction of up to 10g/km - with the 163PS version offering more power than Mondeo's comparable rivals. Fuel consumption is improved from 57.6mpg to 61.4mpg.

    If you don't fancy a diesel, take a look at the numbers generated by Ford's 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Start/stop technology helps the 1.6 EcoBoost achieve a combined fuel economy figure of 44.1mpg. This is about what you'd normally expect for a petrol hatch in the class below the Mondeo and emissions of 149g/km aren't much more than the diesel car.

  • Summary

    While it's probably fair to say that the Ford Mondeo's glory days are probably behind it, turning this from the car that was all things to all people to something a little more targeted is a clever strategy. It might not result in bigger sales but it's an approach that has certainly developed the vehicle into something altogether more interesting. It's vaguely pointless to attempt to compare it to premium models. If you want one of those, no amount of equipment in the Mondeo is going to convince you otherwise. Against cars like the Peugeot 508 or the Vauxhall Insignia though, the Mondeo still stacks up very well. It feels more generously cut and the latest changes to the range add significant value.

    Ford has done really well with this improved Mondeo. It's probably the last car you'd expect to slip under the radar of industry scrutiny, yet few realise quite how far this model has now come. To take just one example, it's now significantly cheaper than Korean rivals. Not only do you get a lot of metal for your money but you're also buying respectable quality and decent driving dynamics. I'm not going to say the Mondeo's back in its pomp, but for the right sort of buyer, it's exactly the right sort of car.

Features

  • Driver Convenience

    • Advanced Bluetooth hands free phone with voice control system
    • Touch screen navigation with CD/MP3/USB input
    • Front and rear park assist
  • Entertainment

    • USB/aux input socket
  • Exterior Features

    • LED daytime running lights
    • Follow me home headlights
    • Electric heated folding door mirrors
    • Tinted privacy glass
    • Chrome beltline
  • Interior Features

    • 2 way electric adjustable drivers seat
    • Tilting/removeable package tray
    • 2 way manual adjustable passenger seat
    • Daphne cloth upholstery
    • Air conditioning + Dual Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
    • Comfort seats
  • Safety

    • Intelligent Protection System (IPS)
    • Drivers knee airbag
    • Electrically operated child locks on rear doors
    • ABS+EBA
  • Security

    • Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
    • Remote central double locking
  • Technical

    • Diesel particulate filter
  • Wheels

    • Mini steel spare wheel

Technical

Make Ford
Model Mondeo
Variant 1.6 TDCi Eco Zetec Business Edition 5dr (SS)
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission Manual
Body Type Hatchback
Doors 5
Vehicle Tax (1 year) £20
Insurance Group N/A
Number of Seats 5
Engine Size 1.6 L
Engine Capacity 1560 cc
Fuel Economy 67.3 mpg (Combined)
CO2 Emissions 109 g/km
Engine Power 113 bhp
Engine Torque 199 lbs/ft
Acceleration (0 to 62 mph) 11.9 secs
Top Speed 118 mph
Vehicle Length 4784 mm
Vehicle Width 1886 mm
Vehicle Width Including Mirrors 2092 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm
Kerb Weight 1496 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L
Boot Capacity 528 L
Maximum Engine Power 3600 rpm
Maximum Engine Torque 1750 rpm
Turning Circle 11.60 m
Payload 659 kg
Max Towing Weight (braked) 1600 kg
Max Towing Weight 745 kg

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