Published: 06 Aug 2013
Since 1992, one large family car has ruled over all: the Ford Mondeo. Now in its fourth generation, the Mondeo has scooped the What Car? awards for Best Family Car and Best Estate Car for the last three years running and continues to be one of the biggest sellers in the Ford fleet.
The Mondeo UK range has six different trim levels – Edge, Zetec, Zetec Business Edition, Titanium, Titanium X, and Titanium X Sport. While each of these trim levels is popular, in the current used car market, it is the Titanium and the Titanium X that are the standouts for buyers in search of high-end luxury.
Whether you opt for the hatchback or the estate version, the Mondeo Titanium is a force to be reckoned with. Despite its size (you’ll struggle to find a more spacious family car), this car drives as well as a Focus, with both diesels and petrols packing a punch.
The Mondeo, albeit the Business Edition, is the number one choice of motor companies, so you can expect to have a car that is built to perform. Great reliability and fuel consumption are par for the course with this car and with seven airbags as standard and stability control, you can rest assured that you will be well looked after on the motorways. When it comes to engine, there are several choices available; however, the 2.0-litre TDCi is the standout performer.
With the Titanium, you get front and rear electric windows, climate control, electric mirrors, cruise control, dynamic headlights, keyless start, smart entry key, automatic wipers, Bluetooth and B-pillar mounted air vents for rear passengers. This trim level also oozes sporting class, not only in its sleek design and body-kit, but also with its 18-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and alcantara/leather, heated seats.
Mondeo Titanium X
Looking at what the Titanium brings to the party, it is hard to see how Ford could cram anything more into a car, but where there’s a will, there’s a way and the company has somehow managed to set the bar even higher with the Ford Mondeo Titanium X.
In terms of performance, the X is identical to the Titanium and again, the 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine is the pick of the bunch. The sports suspension and 18-inch alloys give a firm and smooth ride, with the large, spacious cabin offering great comfort, much like its cheaper family member.
The addition of the ‘X’ with this car really comes into play with the range of hi-tech gadgets on offer, adding to those found in the Titanium with the likes of Sat-Nav, rear sunblinds, adaptive cruise control, voice-controlled Bluetooth, cornering lights, blue tinted glass and an LCD screen amongst the instruments.
Optional extras include blind-spot alerts, lane-departure steering-wheel vibrators, alertness assessor, and a rear-view camera.
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