Ford Mondeo Hybrid practicality & boot space
Good interior space for passengers, but the Ford Mondeo Hybrid's saloon body has some drawbacks
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As far as passengers are concerned, the Mondeo Hybrid is perfectly spacious. In fact, there’s as much room in the Hybrid as there is any Mondeo.
There’s a good amount of storage space, too, but the batteries for the hybrid system have to go somewhere, and they go at the rear of the car, which eats into boot space.
At least the Mondeo Hybrid is no longer only available as a saloon, with a five-door estate having been added to the line-up in early 2019.
Ford Mondeo Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort
If you’re in the front of the Mondeo Hybrid, you simply won’t have anything to complain about in terms of the space of offer. There’s loads of it, meaning the Mondeo is at least on par with its rivals.
On top of that, there’s space in the back for two large adults to sit comfortably – and three at a pinch – and there’s even plenty of places to stash your odds and ends: the glovebox is a decent size, and there are a pair of cupholders in the front, as well as a tray behind the gearstick.
As far as practicality and versatility go, the real fly in the ointment is the boot. The hybrid saloon is less easy to use in everyday life than the petrol and diesel hatchbacks. That’s because the rear windscreen doesn’t lift when you open the tailgate, and that makes it far more awkward to get things in and out .
To make matters worse, the boot itself is much smaller in the hybrid saloon than in other Mondeos. Due to the amount of room given over to all the components in the hybrid system, the boot space in this version of the Mondeo only adds up to 383 litres. That’s far less than the 550 litres you can get in the hatchback, although a little better than you get in a Toyota Prius.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Ford Mondeo Hybrid has been overtaken by more up-to-date rivals and will really only appeal to company-car users
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Ford Mondeo Hybrid's economy and emissions are nothing special, but it does make some sense as a company car
- 3Running costsThe Ford Mondeo Hybrid makes most sense as a company car
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Ford Mondeo is quiet at low speeds but noisy on motorways
- 5Interior & comfortThe Ford Mondeo Hybrid has an upmarket feel, and is just as comfortable as the standard car
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingGood interior space for passengers, but the Ford Mondeo Hybrid's saloon body has some drawbacks
- 7Reliability & safetySafety is excellent, but reliability of the Ford Mondeo Hybrid is unproven