David Motton

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When Practical Caravan's tow car experts reviewed the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium auto they were most impressed with it – and it is easy to see why

Overview

The Mondeo hatchback is no poor relation to the estate, our favourite car in this class.

If you don’t need extra luggage room, there are advantages to choosing the hatch. Price is one. With haggling, the list price should fall to well below £20,000. The hatch is also fractionally quieter at speed.

Towing

The drive of this saloon/hatchback is every bit as good as the estate's. The 2.0-litre diesel is punchy and refined, taking the Mondeo and caravan from 30-60mph in 19.4 seconds.

Through the lane-change test, the Ford was superb, one of a handful of vehicles to pick up a perfect score. The strong handbrake and good traction for a front-wheel drive car made short work of the hill-start test.

Space

Space is the only area where we prefer the wagon to the saloon. Inevitably, boot space is smaller in this hatchback version than in its estate sibling.

Technical specs

Kerbweight1592 kg
85% KW1353 kg
Towball limit90 kg
Maximum towing limit2000 kg

Verdict

The Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium auto gets top marks from the Practical Caravan expert tow test team. This saloon is every bit as good as the estate, apart from the fact that it has less luggage space.

Conclusion

Pros

  • A top tug that is also a great steer
  • The 2.0-litre diesel is refined and gutsy

Cons

  • The estate version has a larger boot
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