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Ford Mondeo & Estate sizes & dimensions guide

September 16, 2015 by

The Ford Mondeo offers a great balance of everyday practicality and sheer driving pleasure. To know if it’s the right car for you, you need to check if it’ll fit into your life. To help, we’ve pulled together all the Mondeo hatchback and Mondeo Estate’s vital stats so you can see how it compares to its rivals

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Exterior dimensions

Surprisingly, the estate model is shorter in length than the five-door hatchback yet it’s still the same width. Compared to rivals, the Mondeo is longer than the VW Passat, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class with only the latter being wider.

Exterior dimensions
Length (hatchback/estate) 4,871mm/4,867mm
Width including door mirrors 2,122mm

Interior dimensions

The generous proportions of the Mondeo’s exterior have paved way for a very practical interior helping passengers of all sizes to get comfortable. There’s no difference between the hatchback and estate variants in terms of the amount of shoulder room, legroom and front headroom, but the estate gives passengers 39mm more rear headroom.

Interior dimensions
Front headroom (hatchback/estate) 996mm/996mm
Rear headroom (hatchback/estate) 965mm/1,004mm
Front legroom (hatchback/estate) 1,126mm/1,126mm
Rear legroom (hatchback/estate) 950mm/950mm
Front shoulder room (hatchback/estate) 1,448mm/1,448mm
Rear shoulder room (hatchback/estate) 1,421mm/1,421mm

Luggage capacity

Of the three body styles, the four-door hybrid saloon is the least practical, with 383 litres of boot space. Surprisingly, with the seats in place, it’s the five-door hatchback which is the most practical with a maximum boot capacity of 550 litres compared to the estate’s 525. However, with the seats down, the estate is definitely the most practical version.

Luggage capacity
Hatchback (seats up/seats folded) 550 litres/1,466 litres
Estate (seats up/seats folded) 525 litres/1,630 litres
Hybrid saloon 383 litres

Fuel tank capacity

The four-door hybrid saloon gets a 51-litre fuel tank where the five-door hatchback and five-door estate versions come with 62-litre tanks for both petrol and diesel powered versions. The 2.0-litre diesel unit comes with 60-litre fuel tanks and four-wheel drive versions come with 66-litre tanks.

Turning circle

An 11.5 metre turning circle might not worry the best city-slicking superminis but it narrowly beats the Volkswagen Passat by 0.2m. Naturally, manoeuvring the car can be aided by fitting parking sensors and reversing cameras.


With the £750 retractable towbar, the 148 or 178hp diesel and the six-speed automatic gearbox, the Ford Mondeo can tow a braked maximum of 2,000kg. The minimum it can tow is 400kg with the 1.6-litre diesel and six-speed manual gearbox fitted. The Hybrid version cannot tow at all.


The overall weight changes depending on which model is chosen and which engine and gearbox is specified. The lightest version is the five-door hatchback powered by the 1.5-litre petrol and six-speed manual gearbox which weighs 1,485kg.

The heaviest is the estate version powered by the 177hp 2.0-litre diesel mated to the six-speed automatic ‘box which measures 1,609kg. That means, even in the Mondeo’s heaviest guise, it’s over 100kg lighter than the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class and VW Passat.

Find out more

Read our full reviews of the Ford Mondeo hatchback and Ford Mondeo Estate to see what the UK’s motoring press thinks about them. See what savings are on offer by putting either the Ford Mondeo or the Ford Mondeo Estate in our car configurator. If you’re not sure this is the right one for you, our car chooser can help you find your ideal next new car.