I'm glad the question is whether the car is cool or whatever and that most of the replies give a reasonable answer.
Look at the figures for a 2 litre car , get in it and feel the way it's built, drive it and then form an opinion based on that rather than what you think Clarkson would say. If this had an Alfa badge on it everyone, myself included, would be wetting themselves with excitement. Sadly that blue oval instead of the serpent is what seems to make all the difference.
If I were to own one I'm pretty sure I would think it was sub zero because I've always loved Mondeos from day one (nearly 20 years ago!).