Review Ford Mondeo 5 – The New Age Mondeo Man

Review Ford Mondeo 5 – The New Age Mondeo Man

The Ford’s new generation big car is here with some new age goodies. With electric steering, handling mechanisms like Pull-Drift compensation and torque vectoring control, inflatable rear seat belts, SYNC 2 infotainment, and a cluster free dash, it has some modelling to its name.

Ford Mondeo 5 inside

Tony Blair’s oracle, the Mondeo Man was a hard working family man owning a family car. Now the family man has gone past his age and has given way to the brand and sports car obsessed young man. Review Ford Mondeo 5 to realize Ford are still buoyant of their car and are hoping to give fight to none other but the big brand bummer.

The Sculpted Exterior – Review Ford Mondeo 5

The framework is shared with the S-max and the Galaxy and the styling innuendoes are Ford’s new statement.

Ford Mondeo 5 door

The car certainly has some bulk to it with huge dimensions but from the outset it has been deceivingly disguised in the silkier outlines and curvy contours to make it look appropriate. The front hood is modelled with a bulge on top and the lines carved to fold in, giving the hood a sloping appearance. The front has two grills. The bigger one is in the upper bumper and a smaller one in the lower bumper. The upper grill is stylishly adorned with chromed bars. The lower grill is an aesthetic attachment to hide two round tail pipes and it takes trapezoidal shape. Then there are LED fog lights embellishing the front and they have sequential indicators for the turns. The dimension of this automotive can be summed up as:

  • 191.8 inch in length
  • 112.2 inch in width
  • A height of 72.9 inch
  • A wheelbase of 58.3 inch
  • A seating of 5 adults
  • 5.5 inch of ground clearance

Inside the Belly

The inside is pretty much non-dramatic. Review Ford Mondeo 5 to see that Ford has tried to impart some upmarket feel by instilling the insides with soft and hardened plastics in different shades of black and silver having some metal adornments.  The plastic parts are good but not too appealing. The instrument panel is mercifully not littered but neat with all the switches and gauzes at their assumed places. The modern SYNC 2 infotainment powers it well too. There is voice activated satellite-navigation and temperature control which will make the switches and buttons redundant. The dials are part analogue and part digital with an 8 inch touchscreen.

How does it drive?

There is nothing too heart thumping or bone chilling; yes. A bit dull, but manages itself well. The curves are well tackled with the good Damping control which provides some good grip and thwarts full body roll. It absorbs the thumps and humps of the road to give you a smooth ride. It will be available in a deluge of petrol and diesel engines such as the 1.0 and 1.5 litre petrol engines and the 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel ones. Overall the specifications in a 2.0 litre diesel engine can be summed up as:

  • Engine: 2.0 litre and 4-cylinder turbo diesel
  • Weight : 3492 lbs
  • Power: 177 kw @ 3500rpm
  • Torque: At 2000 revolutions per minute it generates 295 pound feet of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual can be upgraded to automatic in higher versions
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph in 8.1 sec
  • Top speed: 140mph
  • Fuel: 58.8mpg

Review Ford Mondeo 5 to come up with an overall verdict it is going to have in the market. With some clear cut work done on it, it is a step ahead from its older version. With some modern tech, good handling and value for money, it will certainly be one of the chosen family cars.

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