Ford’s latest Mondeo iteration pitches the car against luxury models in the mid-size family car class. The vehicle’s sophisticated new look hides a spacious and flexible cabin, while under the bonnet is your choice of a frugal and clean Ford engine. This all adds up to a car with huge appeal for Motability Scheme users.
The most advanced Mondeo to date is packed full of clever features that make driving easier, safer and more enjoyable. On the outside they include headlamps with Ford Dynamic LED Technology, which turn as the steering wheel does to help you see around bends. They feature across a range which includes the four-door saloon, five-door hatchback and the five-door estate. Each offers a slightly different arrangement and dimensions, so as a Motability user you can match your requirements to the right model. All shapes offer large openings on either side and at the rear to make it easier to access the cabin and store items in the boot.
As one of Ford’s longer models, the Mondeo is well suited to Motability users who typically need extra space and interior flexibility. The estate is naturally the largest and can hold as much as 525 litres of luggage in the boot – plenty for a folded wheelchair plus more. The rear bench in the estate and five-door hatchback also tumbles forward to increase this amount to 1,630 litres (estate). Everything feels first class whether you are in the front or back of the model. Soft touch materials and glossy black accents underpin the car’s luxury, with evidence of superior craftsmanship found in the front and back. The adaptations you need won’t impact on this quality so you can keep enjoying a highly refined interior.
Fuel is one of the few running costs you are responsible for, and the Mondeo’s engines help to keep this expense low. All three variants boast highly efficient engines which sip fuel to deliver economic returns. The best of all is the five-door hatchback fitted with a 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi ECOnetic diesel, which achieves up to 78.5mpg combined. The most efficient estate still returns up to 74.3mpg combined, while the 2.0-litre iVCT Hybrid Electric Vehicle can return 67.3mpg combined. These finely tuned engines are also robust and built to last like the rest of the Mondeo. You can depend on them to keep going for thousands of miles with proper maintenance.
All available with rear parking sensors † and metallic paint*.
What else comes as standard?
A wealth of features, all incorporated as standard:
As a popular family model the Mondeo needs to be extremely safe for all occupants. It achieves this with a raft of safety technology such as trusted features of ABS and Electronic Stability Control. They keep you in control during emergency braking and stabilise the model in difficult situations respectively. Driver adaptations maximise the car’s safety by giving you full control of the car regardless of your disability. Left foot accelerators, hand controls and steering aids are all available.
There is a lot more technology that Ford has added to aid you at the wheel. Power front windows with on-touch operation are standard-fit, alongside an electric parking brake. Ford SYNC 2 is another no-cost feature which offers voice control for the Bluetooth interface and audio system.
Contact Birchwood Ford in East Sussex to learn more about the Mondeo and why it is such a capable model for Motability users. Enquire with your local showroom to speak to a Motability expert and book yourself in for a test drive.
*Excludes Design body colours and Special body colours. Design body
colours and Special body colours are available to order, but at
† Rear Parking Sensors will be included on all new Ford cars contracted through the Motability Scheme (if not already included as standard). No cash alternative is available.
^ Calls from the driver's own mobile phone at normal tariffs.