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Ford Mondeo Hybrid running costs

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid makes most sense as a company car

Insurance groupWarrantyService intervals2021/22 company-car cost (20%/40%)
21-243yrs / 60,000 miles1yr / 12,500 milesFrom £1,562 / £3,123

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.

Before late 2019, the Mondeo Hybrid came only in Titanium and Vignale trims, which are the two most expensive specification levels in the Mondeo range. However, recent revisions to the range mean it's now offered in the full spectrum of Zetec Edition, Titanium Edition, ST-Line Edition and Vignale, making it a slightly more appealing prospect for private buyers, due to a reduced entry-level price.

Where the Mondeo falls down is that its fuel-economy and emissions aren’t as impressive as any of those rivals, even the Toyota Prius. Whereas the Toyota's CO2 emissions are below 80g/km (even under the latest testing procedure), the Mondeo emits between 98 and 108g/km and its claimed fuel economy is just 59mpg. As a result, it’s not exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

Ford Mondeo Hybrid insurance group

The Mondeo Hybrid sits in insurance groups 21-24, which is pretty respectable within the range – on par with the equivalent diesel hatchback

Warranty

As with all Ford cars sold in the UK, 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.

Servicing

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.

Road tax

Under the current road-tax regime, you’ll pay £145 a year for the Mondeo Hybrid after the first year, a saving of only £10 compared to 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 £40,000, so it's not liable for the £325 road-tax surcharge in years two to five.

Depreciation

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 Prius.

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