Once upon a time, the Ford Mondeo held itself a bit of a reputation. Its clientele swayed towards the typical middle-class gentleman who lives in Kent, has a wife and two kids in a three-bed semi, and makes sensible but arguably rather dull life choices.
Thankfully, the world of the motorcar – and those who drive them – has come a long way since the term ‘Mondeo Man’ was coined back in the 1990s. These days, plenty of drivers are more likely to be driving an SUV.
In fact, low-riding executive cars – or at least ones without a premium badge on their nose – are becoming something of a rarity on British roads, so, choosing a Mondeo certainly won't suggest you’re following the herd these days. With that in mind, is it about time the Mondeo and other mainstream saloons and hatchbacks had a renaissance?
Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you how the Mondeo stacks up against its key rivals, namely the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat, in the key areas. We’ll also tell you which engines and trims make the most sense.