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For The Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium gives strong performance, great refinement and very reasonable running costs. Titanium versions come stuffed with equipment, too.

Against This 2.0 diesel engine costs a bit more to buy than the less powerful version, and Titanium trim also makes it pricey when Zetec provides all you need.

Ford S-Max MPV

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium has the best engine in the range thanks to strong, smooth performance and good running costs. It's better with Zetec trim, though.

What Car? readers say

3.495238


Key facts

0–60mph
10.2 secs
Top speed
121 mph
Average mpg
53.3
Tank range
821 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The S-Max's appeal lies in the fact that it's a big, practical MPV that feels more like a sporty hatchback when you're behind the wheel. It's great fun to drive, yet also as refined and comfy as a family car should be.

The 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine is exceptionally strong and smooth, but most buyers will go for one of the more frugal diesel engines, which are impressively quiet and flexible.

The S-Max costs more than rivals like the Peugeot 5008, but it’s bigger than them and all versions are very well equipped. On the other hand, it costs a lot less than Ford’s other big MPV, the Galaxy, with which it shares most parts under the skin. A higher roof and slightly raised rearmost seats make the Galaxy the more practical of the pair, however, and it also comes with more standard kit.

Reader test team says:

Ford S-Max MPV 2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium 5dr

We pushed the boat out and bought a brand new March 2009 ford s max individual 2.2TDI. Never again. It's a great car to drive but you won't get chance…

Andrew Sutton

1 out of 5 stars

Ford S-Max MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 5dr

Owned from new (Oct 2007). After 100k+ miles, I offered my other half the option to keep her car (an Astra, same age, 25k fewer miles) or the S-Max.…

Mark Mallison

5 out of 5 stars

Ford S-Max MPV 1.8 TDCi Titanium 5dr

DONT BUY THIS CAR. The car is slow. The 1.8 diesel is not powerful enough to get the car moving from a standstill. There is turbo lag, the turbo does…

ISMAY HUMPHREYS

1 out of 5 stars

Ford S-Max MPV 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

Had the car since new and now done 65k in 3 yrs. The car has exceeded my expectations of a Ford for reliability, performance and practicality - this…

Darren Kelly

4 out of 5 stars
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