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The Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBlue aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1440 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

81%

1440 kg 1785 kg
80 kg


Score 6.7


51%

Good

  • Hill starts
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBlue aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1440 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2500 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 68 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 52%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 39% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2000 kg
Weight ratio
81%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1440 kg / 1785 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
80 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.7
Infuence pay load
31%
Flat roads
Top speed
87 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
82 mph
Speed in practice
76 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
10.8 sec. - (max. 14.5 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
4.7 sec. - (max. 9.5 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1546 rpm, 92% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1872
2505
Percentage between accelerator
67% - 76%
46% - 53%
Power needed at 60 mph 1794 N
over: 937 N
over: 2207 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
66 mph - (68 mph)
In the
6th gear
Revs
2792 - (2871)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.3 sec. - (max. 8.1 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2088
3019
Percentage accelerator
79%
55%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
49.9% - 53.9%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
49.8%
Maximum speed on 1:8
50 mph in the 5th gear

 

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Car
Ford Mondeo 2.0 EcoBlue aut.
Year
March 2019 - up to now
Power
kW (190 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3225 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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