Ford Mondeo hatchback

Price  £20,000 - £30,070

Ford Mondeo hatchback

reviewed by Carbuyer

  • Huge passenger and cargo space
  • Comfortable ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Common image
  • Size can make manoeuvring tricky
  • Poor resale values

The fourth generation of Ford Mondeo, originally launched in 2007, was the winner of the CarBuyer 2011 Best Large Family Car award, and remains a popular car, even on the eve of its replacement by a newer model. Even though it is very common on UK roads, it's still one of the best family cars available on the UK market – and is anything but average, despite being a bit long in the tooth. The five-door Mondeo hatchback has a huge boot, lots of space for passengers and luggage, and one of the most comfortable rides on offer in the class. Plus, it's still fun to drive, too. It's also fairly well equipped, with even the entry-level Edge models coming fitted with air-conditioning and alloy wheels as standard equipment. Meanwhile, top-of-the-range Titanium cars come very well stocked with technology indeed. The diesel engines are the best on offer – especially the turbocharged models – and would be our recommended choice. A 2010 facelift added LED lights on top-spec models, and managed to keep it looking relatively fresh for a car of its age. It may not be able to match the Volkswagen Passat for sheer quality and high resale values, but the Mondeo definitely outpaces the Vauxhall Insignia is almost every possible criteria. The Ford Mondeo comes in – entry-level Graphite, then Edge, Zetec Business Edition, Titanium X Business Edition, and top-of-the-range Titanium X Sport.