The Ford Mondeo has been a regular staple of British byways and highways since 1993. Currently in its fourth generation, this popular family car is better than ever, providing plenty of interior space while delivering a serene motoring experience. The Mondeo comes with plenty of engine options, with its diesel units in particular offering cost-effective driving. And there are four trim levels to choose from, starting with the well-equipped Zetec.
This well-built and stylish car boasts a front fascia that includes a striking radiator grille, which is flanked by streamlined headlights. And the bonnet’s pleated design is one of many other features that distinguish the vehicle. The overall appearance has evolved to lend the model a coupé-like aesthetic, due in part to a rising shoulder line and swooping roofline. However, there’s more to the vehicle than mere aesthetics, because the car is designed to satisfy business users as much as it does family requirements. To that end, the Mondeo is eminently practical, providing four-door access that makes it ideal for conveying travellers of all ages. And should you decide to opt for the estate version, it comes with chrome-finished roof rails as standard, thus offering extra load-bearing opportunities.
Whichever Mondeo trim or model you choose, it’s available with a smart-looking, standard-issue Blazer Blue paint finish. Other colours can be selected as options, such as Frozen White, Shadow Black, Ruby Red or Chrome Blue.
The fourth incarnation of the Mondeo is bigger on the inside than ever, thanks to an 87mm increase that has ensured more room for rear-seated passengers and boot capacity. The car comfortably accommodates five adults, even tall ones. And there are plenty of places for travellers to keep things, thanks to the inclusion of cup-holders and capacious door bins. In terms of cargo volume, the Mondeo possesses a 550-litre boot, which expands to a useful 1,466 litres with rear seats folded and can accommodate everything from gold clubs to suitcases.
The Mondeo proves its family-friendly worth in a number of ways, not least because it comes with a maximum five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating. This is in recognition of the array of passive safety features and driver aids that are included as standard.