Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid interior & comfort

The Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid has reasonable interior quality and plenty of standard kit, but lacks flair

The Mondeo Estate Hybrid has a reasonably nice interior, even if it is starting to show its age a little having been introduced back in 2014. Standard equipment is good, but again, some of the in-car technology is no longer quite at the cutting edge when compared to more modern rivals.

Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid dashboard

The Mondeo dashboard is looking a bit behind the times these days when compared to the ever-larger touchscreens of rivals, but it does at least incorporate a 10-inch screen behind the steering wheel in place of traditional analogue dials. The hybrid model comes with something called a 'smart gauge' that coaches you to drive more efficiently: the more economically you drive, the more digital green leaves appear on the display.

Equipment, options & accessories

The Mondeo Estate Hybrid is offered in just two well equipped trim levels: Titanium Edition and Vignale. While that does keep the car's starting price quite high, you do at least get a decent haul of kit whichever version you choose.

Titanium Edition cars' roster of equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, leather upholstery, 10-way adjustable and heated front seats, multicoloured ambient lighting, traffic-sign recognition, lane-keeping assistance, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and keyless entry.

Vignale ups the wheel size to 19 inches, with Vignale-specific styling details inside and out. There are also adaptive LED headlights, rear privacy class, a choice of premium paint colours, a powered tailgate, charcoal or cashmere leather, a rear-view camera, a Sony audio system, active noise control and velour floor mats.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

The Mondeo Estate Hybrid incorporates Ford's latest SYNC 3 infotainment system, bringing together sat nav, smartphone connectivity, digital radio and music playback in one interface.

It can be operated by voice commands, as well as from the eight-inch dashboard touchscreen, which supports 'swiping' and 'pinching' motions like a smartphone.