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2015 Ford Mondeo video review: Better than a threesome?

For picking up the fruits of your loin from school to a couple of days in France loading up on wine, the Ford Mondeo was a sensible choice. A boring one, admittedly, but not everyone wants a car to set their heart on fire.

That was, however, the old Mondeo. Now we have a meatier, sleeker and downright more competent new version to spend our pennies on – and one we have spent a week putting it through its paces on a mix of motorways, Ikea trips and traffic jams.

The end result? The family car market is much tougher, but the Ford Mondeo maintains a position for those on a budget, thanks to great value for money, a sportier look and a shedload of gadgets even if you opt for the bottom-spec Style model.

We will say the turbo diesel we had was a bit lifeless, but what it lacks in performance is makes up for with low fuel bills and zero to pay in road tax. It’s the sort of engine you pick if you spend more of your life in motorway service stations than you would like to admit.

In many ways the Ford Mondeo is a bit uninspired next to the Skoda Superb and VW Passat, but then the best family saloons are testament to a school of thought that knows good design goes unnoticed. For getting around without fanfare, this car performs.

So while the new Mondeo may not be as exciting as the competition, particularly the pricier BMW 3 Series (and definitely not as exciting as a threesome), it’s worth checking out. Without further ado, check out our video review and then read our full written review for a more in-depth verdict.

2015 Ford Mondeo review

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