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Ford Mondeo Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs, Models & Interior

Usurping the Mazda-made Ford Telstar in 1995, the German-engineered, Belgian-built first-generation Ford HA-HD Mondeo took on the Toyota Camry Australia's shrinking midsized market, but failed to make a splash despite being offered in keenly-priced sedan, liftback and commodious wagon guises. By 2001, the line was discontinued for the all-new Ford Escape SUV. This means we missed out in the larger second-generation Mondeo.

But skyrocketing fuel prices prompted a rethink, with the stylish third-generation MA Mondeo launching on October 18, 2007 with a diesel as well as a 2.3-litre petrol engine, while a storming Volvo-sourced five-cylinder turbo XR5 brought some much-needed spice to the medium segment. However, sales remained slow, with the 2009 MB dropping the four-door sedan for the return of a wagon. The MC facelift from 2011 to 2014

A Spanish-built five-door liftback or wagon version of the US Ford Fusion sedan, the final Mondeo sold in Australia was the MD released in 2015. It offered a new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine in two states of tune, as well as an improved turbo-diesel. Though meant to be a de facto Falcon replacement once Ford pulled the plug on Australian manufacturing in October 2016, demand remained tepid, with the Mondeo discontinued for a second time in 2019.

The cheapest grade starts from $37,490, rising to $38,990 for the most expensive version.

This vehicle is also known as Ford Contour (North America), Ford Taurus (North America), Ford Fusion (Americas).

Ford Mondeo Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Mondeo here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What does the "Transmission Limited Function" error in my 2013 Ford Mondeo mean?

    Ford’s Powershift dual-clutch transmission is one of the most suspect pieces of engineering in recent history. When failures of the transmission first started being noticed, Ford, rather than fix the problem, took the view that owners were driving the car incorrectly and laying blame there. It didn’t end there, though, as the high failure rate of the gearbox soon had the ACCC involved and Ford was subsequently fined and accused of `unconscionable conduct’ by the consumer watchdog.

    Fundamentally, the transmission itself was junk. It suffered failures of the electronics and sensors as well as the control module and, in some cases, failure of the mechanical parts including clutch-packs. Symptoms include harsh shifting, a loss of drive, noises and, as you’ve noted, failure to select some gears.

    Even worse was the dry-clutch unit fitted to Ford Focus, Fiesta and Ecosport models which would fail even more spectacularly. These were so bad, Ford ended up offering owners of those vehicles a very cheap trade-up deal to the newer model which used a conventional torque converter automatic rather than the dreaded dual-clutch. Unfortunately, the wet-clutch unit in your car wasn’t included in that offer, but the failures are still well documented.

    You’re right that the car is well out of warranty now, but I still think you’d be wise to have a chat with Ford’s customer service division to see if there’s anything that can be done to help you out financially. Throwing away a modern car with just over 100,000km on board just doesn’t seem right in 2021. Nor does a transmission that costs almost $10,000 to replace. But I can see your point about throwing good money after bad; on today’s figures, your car is worth about $10,000, roughly the same as the gearbox it requires.

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  • Are self-leveling shocks worth it?

    This has been an ongoing problem for car owners for decades now. Car-makers often decide to fit self-levelling rear suspension in cars like station-wagons as it ensures the car doesn’t sit nose-up when it’s carrying a big load. But as you’ve discovered, replacing those adjustable shock absorbers can be a huge pain in the wallet. And, like tyres and brake pads, shock absorbers are often regarded as wear-and-tear items and therefore aren’t covered by a factory warranty. Certainly not a year out from the expiration of that warranty. That said, I agree with you that 55,000km is not the expected lifespan of a modern damper. 

    In the past, the solution has been to fit conventional dampers in place of the adjustable ones and live with the loss of the self-levelling function (which most owners manage to cope with). The Mondeo is a much more popular model in Europe than it ever was in Australia, so shopping online in, say, the UK might turn up a set of replacement shocks for a lot less than the extortionate figure you’ve been quoted. Provided you deal with established, reputable online companies, you should have no problems. But if conventional (non-adjustable) dampers are available from a Mondeo without the self-levelling suspension, that would probably be the smart way to go to avoid being in the same boat in another 55,000km.

    I’m not sure why you’d need to change the rear springs as well as moving to conventional dampers (not that I’m doubting your research) but even if that was the case, a set of springs is a one-off purchase and shouldn’t cost much. The best bet would be to visit a suspension specialist and have the car measured up to see what dampers will fit and do the job. There’s bound to be something out there from another make or model that will physically fit and provide the damping performance the car requires. Self-levelling suspension is a nice touch, but it’s not an absolute necessity on a car like a Mondeo wagon.

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  • What type of engine oil is needed for a Ford Mondeo 2017 diesel?

    For a start, diesel engines need a specific type of oil which often has a higher detergent content to keep the insides of the engine free of the soot for which diesel engines are notorious. The second thing to consider is what viscosity or grade of oil you need. Most oil manufacturers have a strict recommendation for the turbo-diesel in your Mondeo, and that’s a 0W30 oil. Straying from this viscosity could be asking for trouble as that’s the oil the engine was designed to use.

    And don’t be tempted by a cheap, supermarket-branded oil. Always buy an established brand. If in doubt, consult your owner’s manual for more information.

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  • Why does my 2013 Ford Mondeo wagon only shift gears properly in manual mode?

    This is a bit of a weird one because the only difference between using manual mode and fully-automatic mode is that you tell the gearbox what gear to be in in the former, and the gearbox decides for itself in the latter. Beyond that, the exact same process is going on inside the transmission. Which means, I’d expect the same problems to be apparent regardless of what mode you were driving in.

    Your gearbox is doing what’s known as `slipping’ or `flaring’ and that can be caused by a number of things. Those include low transmission-fluid level, low fluid-pressure caused by a worn pump or accumulators, a damaged torque converter or worn out bands and clutches inside the gearbox. The low fluid level is easy to check and address, but anything else probably points to either a new gearbox of a rebuild of the current one.

    The wild card is the difference behaviour between auto and manual mode, so perhaps it’s a problem with the electronic solenoids that control the shifts. It could be that the gearbox is not shifting properly in automatic and will only behave when you prod it via the manual-shift mode. A scan at a workshop might give a few clues in this regard.

     

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Ford Mondeo Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ford Mondeo varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $37,490 and going to $38,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $37,490 $37,490
2022 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $38,990 $38,990
2021 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $37,490 $37,490
2021 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $38,990 $38,990
2020 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $25,900 $37,180
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $27,000 $39,600
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $22,100 $39,270
2019 Wagon 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,300 $37,510
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $17,400 $49,060
2018 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO $18,200 $50,930
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Ford Mondeo Colours

  • Frozen White
  • Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Ruby Red
  • White Platinum
  • Blazer Blue
  • Moondust Silver
  • Diffused Silver
  • Panther Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Ford Mondeo 2019.

Ford Mondeo Fuel Consumption

The Ford Mondeo is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.1L/100km for Hatchback /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 5.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2021 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 5.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 5.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 8.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 5.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 8.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 5.1L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 8.2L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 5.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 8.5L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
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Ford Mondeo Towing Capacity

The Ford Mondeo has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2021 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2020 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2020 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2019 Hatchback 1200kg 1600kg
2019 Wagon 1200kg 1600kg
2018 Hatchback 1200kg 1600kg
2018 Wagon 1200kg 1600kg
2017 Hatchback 1200kg 1600kg
2017 Wagon 1200kg 1600kg
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Ford Mondeo Wheel Size

The Ford Mondeo has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x50 R17 for Hatchback in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 235x50 R17 235x50 R17
2021 Wagon 235x50 R17 235x50 R17
2020 Hatchback 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2020 Wagon 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Wagon 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Wagon 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Wagon 235x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Mondeo Wheel Sizes

Ford Mondeo Interior

Shown above are interior details for the Ford Mondeo 2018.

Ford Mondeo Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford Mondeo Hatchback and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1482x1852x4871 mm 128 mm
2021 Wagon 1501x1852x4867 mm 128 mm
2020 Hatchback 1482x1852x4871 mm 128 mm
2020 Wagon 1501x1852x4867 mm 128 mm
2019 Hatchback 1482x1852x4871 mm 128 mm
2019 Wagon 1501x1852x4867 mm 128 mm
2018 Hatchback 1482x1852x4871 mm 128 mm
2018 Wagon 1501x1852x4867 mm 128 mm
2017 Wagon 1501x1852x4867 mm 128 mm
2017 Hatchback 1482x1852x4871 mm 128 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Mondeo Dimensions

Ford Mondeo Seats

The following Ford Mondeo is available with five seats. The Ambiente hatch and wagon variants come with black cloth upholstery. The Trend hatch variant comes with black partial leather upholstery with leather accented seat trim reserved for the Titanium hatch and wagon variants.

Ford Mondeo Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Ford Mondeo 2019.