What the better way to find out if Ford has any claim to the premium segment with ...
What the better way to find out if Ford has any claim to the premium segment with its Vignale offerings, and than by comparing the poshest Mondeo against the likes of the S90 or the XF.
If you ignore the blue oval badge for the second, the Mondeo Vignale does have the few things going for it. The fact that it is large enough, comfortable and pleasant to drive matters a lot, the high quality interior will also earn it points with people used to soft touch plastics and leather.
Of course, there’s more to the mid-size premium saloon than just those things, as Carwow’s Mat Watson would point out. There’s always the badge factor to consider when you buy the premium car, and Mat Watson thinks people would always be reminded that behind thoseVignale logos sits the regular Ford Mondeo.
While its interior might be of the higher quality than what you might otherwise expect, you still get some hard plastics in certain places. The infotainment system on a test car was also not as good as those in the Jag or the Volvo.
On the road, the XF proved to be the sportiest to drive, while the Volvo S90 was extremely comfortable and had the highest quality interior by the way.
The Vignale however, and while very competent, simply drove like the Mondeo – which is both good and bad, depending on how much money you are spending for it.
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