The 2023 Ford Mondeo is a large family car produced by Ford. The 2023 Ford Mondeo is a mid-size hatchback that offers improved interior quality and efficiency over the model it replaces. Volkswagen Passat and Mazda 6 are their closest rivals, but many buyers are also considering more expensive models like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. In the United States, the Fusion/Mondeo Mk 5 body is introduced for the sixth generation body, replacing the existing Mazda6-based Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The Ford Mondeo’s cabin looks like it’s screwed together pretty well, the same surprise factor as many more expensive alternatives. Ford has tried to turn things around by making this Mondeo more luxurious than its predecessor, focusing more on comfort and interior quality, and with a top-of-the-line Vignale version. As a result, it’s very quiet and makes a great long-travel companion, but not as good as some older models.
The Mazda6 and BMW 3 Series are better in this department, while their other practical rivals are the Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, and Peugeot 508. Ford Mondeo 2023 is a highly capable and versatile car, its refined driving experience puts many more expensive machines to shame. Ford did not produce a real competitor to the Volkswagen Passat, or perhaps even BMW and Audi.
In terms of practicality, the 2023 Mondeo has plenty of room for four adults and a trunk big enough to swallow a week’s worth of luggage. The Mondeo Vignale is a standalone model, with sweeping changes like quilted leather upholstery, a unique grille, adaptive LED headlights, a power tailgate, and even concierge service, still not expensive and is very good value.
2023 Ford Mondeo : Interior
The Ford Mondeo’s interior is smart but not very stylish. A large central touchscreen takes care of most of the infotainment controls, but the big, simple buttons remain for the ventilation system. The overall design is much neater and more pleasing to the eye than the model it replaces, but it fails to hold a candle to the liking of the Audi A4’s slick, minimalist interior. The Ford Mondeo’s touchscreen infotainment system may take some getting used to, thanks to its small icons that make some tasks a bit difficult. Programming a destination in sat-nav is much more complicated than it needs to be if you’re dying to have a long journey ahead of you.
2023 Ford Mondeo : Engine
The 1.5-liter and 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines were discontinued, leaving the 184bhp 2.0-liter hybrid drivetrain as the only petrol option for buyers. Performance is best described as adequate with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 9.2 seconds. The 187bhp 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel we tested was somewhat disappointing; it’s quiet, but it never feels as fast as 8.9 seconds with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time. In the city, this engine can also be a bit inflexible sometimes. The 148 hp model is slower with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 9.7 seconds but is more economical over long distances than the hybrid model.
2023 Ford Mondeo : Safety
The Mondeo is equipped with a wide range of features, including Active City Stop autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation that can avoid high-speed collisions. All models also feature Ford’s lane-keeping assist and traffic sign recognition, which can display roadside information on the instrument cluster. However, the lane-keeping aid was disappointing as it hardly responded to slipping over white lines. Competitors to the 2023 Ford Mondeo are inflatable rear seat belts that more effectively hold the user in place during a collision.