Table of contents:
- Options and prices
- Handling and off-road performance
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Sales start
2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Another bestseller that left the Russian market from the Ford company. The Ford Mondeo 2022 model is currently presented on the European market in sedan and station wagon bodies. The car can be called a direct contender for the Kia K5, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6 and Toyota Camry. Today, in European dealerships, the model is sold in four basic trim levels at a price of 2,886,000 to 4,099,000 rubles for the Trend and Vignale variations, respectively. It is worth noting that these are not final prices, since a lot in the price of a model depends on additional equipment and the selected power unit.
The Ford Mondeo 2022 car in the current generation stands apart from direct competitors, as it has noticeable differences in trim levels and price. In addition, this car has noticeably different technical characteristics and appearance, which emphasizes the status of a business car. In the new body, the American model, focused on Europe, received an even more presentable appearance, which can be appreciated from the photo in the article.
For European motorists, the "American" is available in petrol and diesel versions, as well as in modifications with a "mild" hybrid. The model in this version is equipped with such power units as:
- 1, 6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 178 forces and 210 N * m;
- 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 237 hp output. and 366 N * m;
- 1, 5-liter turbodiesel with 118 "horses" and 280 N * m of torque;
- 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 277 hp and 360 N * m of torque.
Regardless of the version chosen, this car is only offered with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a front-wheel drive system.
This model is traditionally distinguished by good dynamics with acceleration from standstill to the first 100 km / h in an impressive 7, 8 - 10, 5 s. The maximum speed of the "American" is limited to 190 - 220 km / h. On average, for every 100 km of run, this car will spend 5, 6 - 8, 0 liters of fuel. Consumption is noticeably lower in versions with turbodiesels. In terms of the level of harmful emissions into the atmosphere, this "American" fully complies with the requirements of the Euro-6 environmental standard.
The premium car presented in Europe has established itself as a spacious five-seater model with standard dimensions for its segment. The car reaches 4,871 mm in length, 1,852 mm in width, and 1,482 mm in height. The wheelbase of this model is 2 850 mm. The ground clearance is 158 mm. The luggage compartment can easily accommodate up to 453 liters of cargo. The fuel tank is designed for 62 liters of fuel (diesel or AI-95 gasoline, depending on the modification).
Options and prices
Buyers can buy this model in the following trim levels: Trend, Titanium, ST-Line, Vignale. The cost ranges from 2,886,000 to 4,099,000 rubles, respectively. The equipment of the model in any configuration can be expanded with additional options for a fee.
The most affordable version of the car, the prices for which start at 2,886,000 rubles in terms of Russian currency. In this version, the sedan, like the station wagon, is equipped with options such as:
- 16-inch aluminum wheels;
- interior fabric upholstery;
- information display on the "tidy" with a diagonal of 10, 7 inches;
- lane keeping assistant;
- Cruise control;
- button to start the engine;
- dual-zone climate control;
- LED taillights;
- multifunction wheel;
- LED daytime running lights;
- acoustic system for 6 speakers;
- front fog lights;
- heated front seats;
- power windows front and rear.
In addition to the above equipment, the equipment of the Ford Mondeo 2022 car includes a standard set of motion assistants, including ABS, EBD, ESP, HAC, BAS.
More interesting equipment costing 3,278,000 rubles. In this generation, the car receives a more complete set of equipment, including options such as 17-inch alloy wheels, electric and heated side mirrors, roof rails, OEM navigation, heated windshield, front and rear parking radars, keyless entry system. In the hybrid version, the car will cost 3,580,000 rubles.
In terms of technical equipment, this is practically the same generation as the previous version. The key difference of this model is the presence of a corresponding body kit around the perimeter of the body, as well as in the presence of many decorative inserts and ST-Line nameplates. In addition, in this version, the car received rims with a unique pattern. Such a car is estimated at dealerships from 3,580,000 rubles.
The richest grade for today is the Ford Mondeo 2022 with a price tag of 4,099,000 rubles. The equipment of this version of the car looks more interesting, as it includes such options as: 18-inch alloy wheels, leather interior upholstery, a rear-view camera, factory-tinted glass, a premium speaker system.
Traditionally, this Ford vehicle scored well in EuroNCAP crash tests. The overall rating of the sedan is five stars. It is noteworthy that the test is carried out in four directions and takes into account not only safety for passengers, but also other extremely important aspects. In terms of the level of protection of the driver and adult passengers, the model scored 96%. Child passenger safety 87%. Protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users 70%. As for equipping with various equipment responsible for traffic safety, here the result is recorded at around 73%.
Handling and off-road performance
The fifth generation Ford Mondeo 2022 in the restyled version cannot boast of good cross-country ability, as, in principle, its predecessors. This is not surprising, since we are talking about a massive car with a small ground clearance of 158 mm. Of course, this will be enough for "primers" and rough terrain, but on the off-road front-wheel drive model will be quite "tight".
In turn, in the city, this car feels confident, perfectly holds the road, and obediently reacts to the steering. In some way, this model resembles a large ship that moves gently in its direction and does not notice various obstacles in the form of small artificial irregularities on its way. In terms of driving performance and the feeling of comfort in the cabin when driving, the car is fully consistent with its class and price segment.
Advantages and disadvantages
Although this car belongs to the premium segment, not all aspects associated with it meet the requirements for the class. The owners of such cars periodically complain about the noise insulation, which, frankly, is worse than that of some "classmates", which can be called a clear drawback of the vehicle.
As for the benefits, there are countless numbers of them. First of all, I would like to note the reliability and build quality, which has not gone anywhere after the update. The model still pleases with the build quality and high cost of the materials used. Also, a clear plus can be called the appearance of the car, which, despite the very weak power units, demonstrates the sporty attitude of the car.
Ford Mondeo with the release of the fifth generation is often confused with the more expensive cars of Aston Martin, and this is not surprising, since the front has a massive chrome grille. Only for this element many motorists began to buy a premium sedan. With the release of the restyled update, the cosmetic component has become even more attractive. Why this model has acquired a sporty profile that guarantees close attention on public roads. Thanks to this design decision, the car looks much more expensive than it actually costs.
If you pay attention to the salon, it is made in the traditional style of the company, while maintaining competent design solutions. The salon looks high quality, rich and quite practical. It successfully combines conservative décor elements with ultra-modern technological moments.
It is worth recalling right away that in the fifth generation in the restyled version, the model is not sold on the automotive market in Russia. The official premiere of the car took place in 2019, and free sales started almost immediately. The model is sold in sedan and station wagon bodies on the territory of the Old World.
As before, in the current generation, Ford Mondeo competes with:
- Mazda 6;
- Kia K5;
- Hyundai Sonata;
- Toyota Camry.