Ford Mondeo Saloon (2014 -) Costs

Review by Keith Jones on
Last Updated: 16 Jan 2015
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With a sleek and almost four-door coupe-esque silhouette, this is the new Ford Mondeo saloon, a body style dropped mid-way through the life cycle of the previous generation due to dwindling sales. Unless large family cars have a premium badge, it seems saloons just lack appeal to British buyers: Vauxhall sells few four-door Insignias and Volkswagen Passat saloons are outsold by the estate here too.

4 out of 5

Running costs

On paper, Ford Mondeo saloon running costs are impressively low but hybrid power trains don’t suit everyone: if you regularly cover long distances you’ll be better with a diesel engine, which means moving to the hatchback or estate bodies.

Hybrids perform best in urban environments where there’s more opportunity to drive slowly or under electric-only power. That’s why the Mondeo saloon’s official fuel consumption claim on the urban cycle is 100.9mpg, yet its overall average is 67.3mpg. We would expect that to translate to a figure in the mid-40mgs in the real world, though.

Usefully it’s cheap for VED car tax too, with the Mondeo hybrid emitting just 99g/km of CO2.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,531 - £1,531 *

Diesel

£916 - £1,124 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 128p and diesel 131p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

All Ford Mondeo service intervals are pegged at one year or 12,000 miles.

Warranty

As per most cars in this sector, the latest Ford Mondeo comes with a three-year or 60,000 mile warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £235.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Even at 99g/km of CO2, the Ford Mondeo saloon hybrid is not the cleanest model in the range, with the 1.6-litre TDCi diesel having an output of 94g/km. Unfortunately this engine isn’t available with the saloon body.

That low CO2 figure will make it a much more attractive proposition to company car drivers than private motorists.

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