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The Ford Mondeo was once a middle-market leader in sales. With the recession and people on tighter budgets, motorists soon began looking for cheaper alternatives. Mondeo sales used to be in the millions, without fail Ford were able to rely on this model clearing forecourts on a regular basis.

Over the years the Ford Mondeo has stood the test of time compared to its rivals. The Renault Laguna was terminated, and Peugeot no longer sells the 407 or the 607, instead they offer the 508. Other car manufacturers have also suffered a dramatic decrease with their mid-size car sales.

Mid-size cars are fading fast; the majority of motorists are looking for smaller cars with an irresistible economic value. However, despite all the negativity around mid-size cars, Ford are digging their heels in. Most motorists agree that the Mondeo is here to stay.

Ford Mondeo 2013 model specifications

Surprisingly, regardless of its size, the Mondeo is a car worth chasing. For thousands of pounds less than its rivals, the Mondeo offers value for money. It has a high level of kit; trimmings are excellent and its sophistication is off the charts.

For 2013, there are five sleek models, which range from £15,995 to £27,345, this excludes optional extras.

The Mondeo Graphite starting price is from £15,995. The Graphite offers an array of stunning features for its price. Some of these include LED Daytime running lights and LED at the rear, A/C, 6000 radio with MP3 and CD system, Bluetooth with VCS, ESP and much more.

The Mondeo Zetec Business Edition starting price is from £19,995. Additional features include 17 inch multispoke alloy wheels; touch screen sat nav, privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, power folding door mirrors, black roof rails on the estate and more.

The Mondeo Edge starting price is from £20,495. Additional features include Intelligent Protection System with driver's knee airbag, Thatcham category one alarm, cruise control, headlight courtesy delay, trip computer and much more.

The Mondeo Titanium X Business Edition starting price is from £21,995. Additional features include start and stop, 17-inch 5x2 alloy wheels, Windsor leather trim; touch screen sat nav with DAB radio and CD with USB, dual zone electric A/C, Convers+ human interface, halogen headlights with front and rear fog lights, rain sensors; park assist and much more.

The Mondeo Titanium X Sport starting price is from £27,345. Additional features include 19-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels, leather seats, sport suspension, Bi-xenon headlight with AFS and washer jets, sport body trim; side skirts, rear spoiler, carbotex sport trim and much more.

Ford Mondeo 2013 pros and cons

Although diesel models are renowned to be more expensive to buy, they do offer much better fuel economy. The following four diesel models are the highest economy performers.

  • The Ford Mondeo 1.6 Duratorq TDCi ECO 5-door can produce 65.7 mpg combined, which has a 115 PS or 85 kW and its CO2 emissions are 112.
  • The next alternative is the 2.0 Duratorq TDCi ECO 5-door. This can produce 62.8 mpg combined, which has a 140 PS or 103 kW and its CO2 emissions are 119.
  • The 2.0 Duratorq TDCi ECO 5-door offers 62.8 mpg with 163 PS and CO2 emissions of 119.
  • Another is the 2.0 Duratorq TDCi ECO estate, this offers 61.4 mpg with 163 PS and CO2 emissions of 120.

There are other Ford Mondeo models that are less economically. They are still worth looking at since they average around 36 mpg to 50 mpg. These two models are the lowest economy performers.

  • The Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ecoboost SCTi estate offers 36.7 mpg with 240 PS and CO2 emission of 179.
  • The 2.0 Duratorq TDCi 5-door offers 37.1 mpg with 200 PS and CO2 emissions of 159.

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