According to EurotaxGlass’s, the new £18,197 five-door Mondeo 2.0 TDCi (138bhp) Zetec is forecast to retain 35% (£6,300) of its purchase price as a trade value after three years and 60,000 miles, compared to 29% (£5,450) for the current model five-door Mondeo 2.0TDCi (130bhp) Zetec which comes with a higher list price (£18,497).
The news is even better for the estate version of the car. The Mondeo 2.0TDCi (140bhp) Zetec Estate has a list price of £19,447, and after three years and 60,000 miles, EurotaxGlass’s forecasts a trade value for the car of £7,000 (36% retained value).
Over the same three-year/60,000 mile period, EurotaxGlass’s is predicting lower trade values for the Toyota Avensis 2.2 D4-D (148bhp) T3-X five-door (34%), Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTi (148bhp) SRI five-door (31%) and Saab 9-3 1.9TiD (118bhp) Linear four-door (30%). However, the new Mondeo will continue to trail its rival from Volkswagen - the Passat 2.0 TDi (138bhp) SE four-door is expected to be worth 38% of its list price in three years’ time.
“The Mondeo has never really been an emotional purchase - more often than not it has been the traditional mainstay of fleets which has merely satisfied a need for transport rather than become a status symbol in the company car park,” said Jason King, forecasting editor at EurotaxGlass’s.
“However, with the new car a premium feel is far more evident inside and out, injecting a much needed shot of desirability into the Mondeo name.
“The materials and build quality in the cabin would not be out of place in a product from either of the Ford-owned Jaguar or Volvo brands. The standard specification now includes items such as ESP, cruise control and a trip computer, and confirms that buyers of D-sector cars in the UK demand the highest equipment levels of any market in Europe,” adds King.