Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid practicality & boot space
Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid buyers pay a big penalty in luggage capacity compared to a petrol or diesel versions
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As a large estate car, this Mondeo Estate Hybrid is intrinsically practical in its own right, but it doesn't measure up very well compared to rivals. For example, the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports is technically a car from the class below, but offers greater luggage capacity.
Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort
For occupants front and rear, there's plenty of space to get comfortable in the Mondeo Hybrid, and ride quality is pretty cushioned and smooth, too. Storage space is also plentiful, with a large glovebox, a big tray behind the gearstick and a smattering of generously sized cup-holders.
The one complaint may be about the level of road noise: in comparison to rivals like the Mazda6 and Skoda Superb, the Mondeo makes a bit of a din at speed. Excessive noise from the engine due to the way the CVT gearbox works is noticeable, too.
This is where the Mondeo Estate Hybrid really lets the side down. A petrol or diesel-engined version will hold 500 litres of luggage with all seats in place, but the petrol-electric version has to store its battery and hybrid system somewhere, so the total drops to a whisker over 400 litres here. The Corolla Touring Sports Hybrid mentioned above, in contrast, will swallow almost 600 litres of luggage.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Ford Mondeo Hybrid is a better all-rounder in more practical estate form, but it's still a compromised choice
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsYou need to choose you Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid with 17-inch alloy wheels to maximise company-car tax savings
- 3Running costsThe Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid is more efficient on paper than the petrol version, but diesel still wins for long-distance driving
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid is a reasonably comfortable cruiser, but the CVT gearbox is frustrating
- 5Interior & comfortThe Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid has reasonable interior quality and plenty of standard kit, but lacks flair
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingFord Mondeo Estate Hybrid buyers pay a big penalty in luggage capacity compared to a petrol or diesel versions
- 7Reliability & safetyReliability should be good on the Ford Mondeo Estate Hybrid; warranty coverage isn't great, but the safety rating is strong