28th November 2014
The all new Ford Mondeo is set to hold more value after three years than luxury models such as the Audi A4, and BMW 3 Series according to CAP Automotive. The CAP Gold Book which delivers market-leading future residual values said it expects the new Mondeo to be worth around £1,750 more after three years than the previous Mondeo model was.
CAP Automotive who are experts in used car pricing have said according to their Gold Book a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi ECOnetic Zetec will hold onto 42.7% of its new list price, after three years and 30,000 miles on the clock. That compares with 38.3% for a diesel Audi A4 2.0 TDIe SE, 36.8% for a BMW 3 Series 318d SE and 41.6% for a Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech Executive.
As for the petrol Mondeo 1.5 EcoBoost Zetec with around 60,000 miles on the clock the returns will be worth 36.1% of its new list price, beating an Audi A4 1.8T FSI 170 SE's 31.4%, a BMW 320i SE's 32.3% and a Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI 160 Executive's 31.5%.
CAP has praised Ford saying that these new figures for the new Mondeo 'represent a milestone in Ford's design and engineering history.
Dylan Setterfield, head of forecasting at CAP, said: 'The new Mondeo is anything but ordinary and its sheer good looks are a big contributor to such strong expected value retention as a used car in three years. 'It's a winner inside too, with premium fit and finish, but the engineering underpinning the whole package is also excellent. The old Mondeo was a fine drive and hard to improve on but the new version offers an even more comfortable experience.
Speaking of the Mondeo's EcoBoost and ECOnetci engines Setterfield said: 'Ford's EcoBoost and ECOnetic engines are even better in their new versions. Imagine being told five years ago that in 2014 a 1.5 litre petrol engine in a large family car would give you 160bhp of poke and 50mpg, but that is today's reality.'