Ford Mondeo Estate Pre Model 2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium X Sport Automatic 5dr Car Review - March 2012

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List Price: £31,320
Tax Band: H
Insurance Group: 26
MPG: 43.5
CO2: 173
0-62 Mph: 8.6 secs
BHP: 197 BHP
Range: 670 miles
CarSite Verdict:  4/5
This car comes equipped with a great range of kit. Despite the initial expense, the inclusion of Bluetooth, MP3 connectivity, rear parking sensors, plus security and safety features means consumers are getting a lot for their money. Running costs are also low and that makes it a great option for families.

PROS:  This large family car can comfortably seat five occupants, and its five-door build is even more suitable and convenient for families. The car is also relatively cheap to run which is important for families and performance is still fairly strong.

CONS:  The car falls in to the mid-range category of car insurance group 26 and is expensive to purchase at £27,945.

Behind the Wheel

The Ford Mondeo 2.2 TDCi (200ps) Titanium X Sport 5dr can reach a top speed of 143 mph, which is particularly fast for a large family car. It is exceptionally quick off the mark as it is able to reach 62 mph from rest in an thrilling 8.1 seconds that to the 197 bhp pwoer output which is provided by the engine.

In terms of handling, the car is agile and competent on the road. The suspension does a great job of smoothing imperfections in the road and the steering is sharp and responsive. There is also plenty of grip on the road making the car feel stable and comfortable to drive.

Looks & Equipment

The car is enhanced with alloy wheels as a standard feature of this model and for an extra £545 buyers can match this style with a metallic paint finish for the exterior.

The interior of the car has added comfort and luxury as drivers and passengers can enjoy the luxury of Alcantra/leather seating whilst a range of other features are offered. These include MP3 connectivity, Bluetooth, cruise control, rear parking sensors, climate control, electric front windows, electric door mirrors and power steering. Those who want a built-in satellite navigation system can have one added for £1,000.

Practicality, Safety & Reliability

The car has a good amount of boot space, which is perhaps the most important consideration for families. When the rear seats are folded there is 1,448 litres of free space and when the seats are upright there is still 528 litres on offer.

In terms of security, the car is well secured as it has a number of great features fitted as standard. These include central locking, an alarm are a large number of airbags. This gives the car strong safety credentials and means drivers can feel safe behind the wheel.

The car is covered under warranty for three years, or up to 60,000 miles as well and this means that reliability should not be an issue. Families will typically look for long term ownership when buying a new car and this means this model's reliability could prove to be a huge influence.

Value for Money

This model can be purchased for £27,945, which is quite expensive for its class. However, there is a good level of kit on offer and those looking for something cheaper can always downgrade to another model.

Running costs are moderate and the car's efficiency of 43.5 mpg, whilst good for its size, leaves customers a little underwhelmed. Carbon emissions stand at 173 g/km which places the car under tax band H and insurance costs fall under price bracket 26.

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