To cut straight to the chase, the 1.5 Ecooboost Review is a perfect car for its purpose ie transporting a family, with paraphernalia, for A to B in comfort and good speed.
The top 4 things about the Mondeo 1.5 Ecoboost
Steering – Unlike most modern cars, there is no noticeable loss in feel with the Mondeo system. In my opinion it is as good as any older hydraulic system.
Space – Its a massive car, plenty of storage for everything, loads of legroom all round
Visibility – Absolutely horrendous but the parking sensors on the front and rear of the car make this a non issue
Throttle Response – Electronic throttle but completely intuitive ie the power you get is what you asked for, it is not trying to be clever which is a huge bonus
Generally Ford has knocked the Mondeo out of the park. It is a completely cohesive package, interior, steering, brakes,engine power, seats, materials, everything matches everything else.
No aspect of the car sticks out from the rest as this is a very rare thing.
Ford have done an ultra professional job.
Would I buy a Mondeo?
In a word no but that’s not because its not a good car, as I said I think its perfect for what it is but from my point of view I dont like the looks. Its a bit soft and rounded, a bit bland, I want a shape with a bit more personality but looks are completely subjective….
0:06 The steering. Electric but feels like hydraulic. Zero issues/complaints
0:54 Engine power from the 1.5 Ecoboost
1:19 Seats, 8 out of 10, comfortable and supportive and plenty of adjustment
1:42 Nav system, no complaints, does the job
1:54 Massive wing mirrors, very handy!
2:27 The gearchange, perfectly acceptable
2:50 Good visibility
3:05 Parking sensors front and rear and side
3:22 Lane assist and lane aid
3:58 Dashboard appearance
4:08 Gauges & direct buttons
4:53 Doors, huge amount of storage and elbow room
5:10 Centre console
5:19 Brakes good, easy to modulate, can rumble under hard use
5:38 Cornering excellent, very nice to drive, good driver involvement
6:20 Ride very compliant
7:15 Size of car and cabin noise
7:30 Engine noise
7:50 Dual zone climate control
8:30 Electronic handbrake
9:34 On the whole, a very competent car
10:38 Who is going to buy this car?
11:42 Would I buy this car?
12:54 Things I would change
14:43 Throttle response great from the factory. Adjustable pedal box not needed
15:16 Stereo is very good
15:46 High speed stability
16:25 Wrap up, very competent car, cant fault it, only let down is the looks IMO. Ford did a great job