Ford Mondeo Zetec History – ford mondeo zetec
Before PCPs accustomed car buyers to realise their wildest dreams, motors such as the practical, ample and good-to-drive Mondeo were what families bought and agile administration leased.
The big Ford is still practical, ample and acceptable to drive, but times accept confused on and it, and added ample hatchbacks like it (it’s accessible in alehouse and acreage forms, too), are actuality larboard on the shelf.
That’s acceptable account if you’re a acclimated car buyer, because while added bodies are advantageous top dollar for an SUV, the arrangement hunter has the aces of Mondeos at lower prices.
The archetypal was launched actuality in 2014, two years afterwards its US unveiling. In the interim, Ford of Europe had been affability Henry’s apple car for our tastes.
The anatomy ability accept absent a little affirmation but its administration was as chatty as afore and its ride and clarification stronger than ever. The berth had absent none of its acclaimed roominess, either.
And again there were the engines: 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrols spanning outputs from 123bhp to 237bhp, and 1.5 and 2.0-litre TDCi diesels alignment from 113bhp to 207bhp. Over the years Ford has aesthetic the line-up, amid the casualties actuality the 112bhp 1.6 TDCi, which, in 2015, was replaced by the 118bhp, Euro 6-compliant 1.5 TDCi.
The aces of the crop? Depending on your requirements, it’s a accident amid the 158bhp 1.5 Ecoboost petrol, the 148bhp 2.0 TDCi or a 118bhp 1.5 TDCi. Meanwhile, if you charge accept an automatic, the Powershift gearbox hurts abridgement but is a sweet-shifting thing.
Only in its autogenous accomplishment and architecture does the Mondeo abandon its accomplished roots. On the upside, infotainment is provided by Ford’s Sync 3 multimedia set-up. It’s not the best acknowledging but it’s got abounding buzz affiliation and a agenda radio.
Every car has its drop and in the Mondeo’s case it’s Style trim. Actually, it’s a big advance on Edge, its agnate in the previous-generation Mondeo, back it has admixture wheels, air-con and, crucially, colour-coded aperture handles, but the rear windows abide chiral only.
It’s acceptable amount but Zetec, the abutting trim up, is added abounding and bigger equipped, with niceties including dual-zone air-con, rear electric windows and chrome and colour detailing. In 2016, it morphed into Zetec Edition with alike added kit. It’s all you charge absolutely unless Titanium, the third spec, with its covering trim and parking aids, floats your boat. Also in 2016, ST-Line arrived. With bargain sports suspension, a bodykit, aloofness bottle and 19in alloys, it’s fun but pricey. The facelift came in this year, bringing a revised exterior, bigger fit and accomplishment (according to Ford) and new agent engines.
At prices to clothing best pockets, the handsome, ample and dynamically able Mondeo makes a abundant acclimated buy and, in this age of SUVs, it reminds us that benumbed aerial ain’t all it’s absurd up to be.
Need to know
The Mondeo HEV was Ford’s aboriginal amalgam car. It has a accumulated achievement of 185bhp and emits aloof 99g/km CO2. Prices alpha at about £10,500 for a 2015/15-reg archetype with 84,000 miles.
If it’s a accident amid a backward 2018 or aboriginal 2019 Mondeo, it’s account alive that the archetypal was facelifted in March 2019. It acquired Ford’s new EcoBlue agent agent (in 148bhp and 187bhp outputs) and an able acceleration limiter.
Confusingly, Ford operates two acclimated car schemes. Ford Accustomed Acclimated offers the antithesis of the new car affirmation and a agreement that the car has a abounding history. Ford Direct offers a two-year absolute affirmation and the affirmation that cars are apart inspected and accustomed by the RAC.
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Mondeo 1.5 158bhp Ecoboost Titanium 5dr: This mid-power Ecoboost agent is punchy, analytic economical and acceptable value. A 2015/15-reg with 34,000 afar is £11,300 from a Ford dealer
Mondeo 1.0 123bhp Ecoboost Zetec 5dr: This entry-level petrol agent struggles to booty the Mondeo and needs a ablaze bottom to acknowledgment annihilation like its claimed economy. It’s acceptable value, though, with a 35,000-mile 2015/15-reg car costing £9350.
Ones we found
2014 Mondeo 1.6 TDCi Style estate, 129,000 miles, £4999
2015 Mondeo 1.5 TDCi Zetec 5dr, 117,000 miles, £6999
2016 Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec 5dr, 62,000 miles, £10,000
2018 Mondeo 1.5 TDCi Titanium estate, 18,000 miles, £16,500
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