Car trim reviews

Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport

The Ford Mondeo is one of the best family cars money can buy and the top-of-the-range Titanium X trims offer stunning levels of standard kit. It is available in two versions – the Ford Mondeo Titanium X Business Edition and the Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport. Both come as either a five-door hatchback or more practical estate.

The Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport has the option of just one petrol engine – the powerful 237bhp 2.0-litre Ecoboost – that can average 36.7mpg, but those who cover higher mileages will be better off with the diesels and there’s lots of choice.

The basic diesel engine is the 161bhp 2.0-litre TDCI, which will manage between 62.8mpg to 50.4mpg depending on version. The range-topping diesel is the 197bhp 2.2-litre TDCi that averages 47.1mpg. It's worth noting that the Titanium X Business Edition is available with lower-power 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.

The standard transmission is a six-speed manual but Ford does offer an efficient PowerShift automatic on the 2.0-litre diesels and the most powerful 2.0-litre petrol. A conventional automatic is offered on the most powerful 2.2-litre diesel.

Equipment levels on the both Ford Mondeo Titanium X models are decent, with the Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport offering more overtly sporty styling. It comes equipped with large 19-inch alloys, sport suspension, a sporty bodykit, xenon headlamps and heated and cooled leather sport seats.

Good points

The Ford Mondeo was launched in 2007 but remains highly competitive in the large family car class. It has a range of efficient and refined diesel engines and is one of the most comfortable ways to cover big mileage thanks to its soft suspension and spacious cabin. It’s also practical, well-equipped and one of the best cars to drive in its class.

Bad points

The Ford Mondeo can’t quite match the feeling of quality that some of its newer competitors have. It suffers from poorer resale values, too, because of its common image.Some owners have also reported that while its size is great for practicality, it can me tricky to manoeuvre, especially in town.

What you get

  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Auto climate control
  • Front electric windows
  • Cruise control
  • Rear electric windows
  • Bluetooth

Recommended optional extras

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Park assit

Our choice

The Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport with the powerful 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel and six-speed manual gearbox is our choice because it delivers impressive performance and averages 62.8mpg.

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