Ford Mondeo Hybrid running costs
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2018/19 company car cost (20%/40%)|
|27E||36 months / 60,000 miles||12 months / 12,500 miles||£1,174.58 / £2,349.16|
The Ford Mondeo Hybrid costs roughly the same as the equivalent diesel Mondeo, making it a tempting proposition for some buyers, but particularly company-car users.
For example, the most expensive version of the Hybrid, which will cost around £107 or £214 in tax each month for 20% and 40% taxpayers respectively, marks a saving of around £40 or £80 over the diesel equivalent.
However, one issue to be aware of is that the Mondeo Hybrid comes only in Titanium and Vignale trims, which are the two most expensive specs in the Mondeo range.
On the other hand, even in those trims, the Hybrid does look good value compared to plug-in rivals. Instead, the Mondeo is priced at a similar level to the Toyota Prius, which is also a self-charging hybrid.
Where the Mondeo falls down is that its economy and emissions aren’t as impressive as any of those rivals, even the Prius. Whereas the Toyota's CO2 emissions are below 80g/km (even under the latest testing procedure), the Mondeo emits 108g/km of CO2 and its claimed fuel economy is just 58.9mpg. As a result, it’s not exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
To make matters worse, in our experience with the car, it returned nearer 43mpg on mainly urban roads, which is about what you’d expect from a diesel Mondeo.
Ford Mondeo Hybrid insurance group
Both versions of the Mondeo Hybrid sit in insurance group 21, which is pretty respectable within the range – on par with the equivalent diesel hatchback
As with all Ford cars, the Mondeo Hybrid is covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. That’s par for the course in this part of the market, but you'll get longer cover if you buy a Toyota, Hyundai or Kia.
If you want to match what’s available elsewhere, you can extend the basic Ford cover. There’s a choice of either four years/80,000 miles or five years/100,000 miles cover, with costs varying accordingly.
As it’s effectively a petrol-engined car, the Mondeo Hybrid needs servicing every year or 12,500 miles – whichever is sooner. If you want to fix your running costs, you can also take out a Ford Protect Service Plan. This can be purchased any time before the first service is due and covers the scheduled servicing, including associated parts and labour, for the number of services applicable to your plan.
Under the current road-tax regime, you’ll pay £130 a year for the Mondeo Hybrid after the first year, a saving of only £10 from the diesel. However, that’s no worse than in any of the Mondeo’s rivals. Fortunately, even the most expensive version of the Hybrid costs less than £30,000. So you don’t have to worry too much about adding options to tip the price over £40,000, which would incur extra road tax.
When the Mondeo was one of the top-selling cars in the UK, that contributed to pretty weak resale values. However, now that it sells in lower numbers, its resale values are reasonable. The range as a whole – including the Hybrid – is predicted to keep about 40% of its value after three years and 36,000 miles. That’s pretty respectable, if not quite as good as what you can expect from a Toyota Prius.