If it had a BMW badge on the front, Top Gear would have had their tongues up its exhaust pipe!
A major step forward in interior quality. The new Mondeo interior looks like a bit of a dog's breakfast compared to the smart Laguna. The exterior looks like a cross between the Mk1 and mk2, and looks pretty good I think.
The car is still as comfortable as ever, but the drive is much sharper with less body roll. Motorway cruising is superb, hushed and effortless with cruise control.
One of the most practical family cars with good ergonomics. All controls in the right place and not too many of them, 12v sockets everywhere and the remote radio stalk is the best around. Unlike many new cars, the all round vision is good and I find it quite easy to park/reverse.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2008