Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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22 reader reviews for Ford C-Max MPV.
  • 1.8 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr

    Hedley Thorne , Oxon . Date: 07/02/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I have had my C-Max for 3 years now, it is 7 years old - I bought it with a low mileage and it is now on nearly 60,000. Following a disastrous experience with my old car (Passat) the C-Max was a breath of fresh air. It has only had two issues- a software glitch on the ECU (quickly remedied by Ford) and a split turbo hose on holiday (didn't stop the car driving). Overall reliability has been good. Engine performance (1.8 turbo diesel) is good although it is rough and rattly on cold mornings, taking a couple of attempts to start on occasion. Fuel consumption is about 46 - 47 mpg so not quite what Ford said but still good. Cabin is fine - not plush in any way but rugged enough and room for 3 kids (or a bike!) although the drivers seat does no creak around some corners and he trim isn't quite aligned. Overall I am pleased with this car - I will be trading it in soon for a new car, and may well go with C-Max again.

  • 1.6 Zetec 5dr

    John Prescott , England . Date: 08/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Pretty average all around. Nothing is too expensive and the mpg's are decent if you check tyre pressures, etc. Had a 2008 version in 2011 and still had bang on the mpg's driving around. Does get a bit noisy when on the motorway but its not really designed for that. If I had to get an mpv again I would consider this

  • 1.6 TDCi 110 DPF Titanium 5dr

    Tony Brown , Kent . Date: 04/03/2012
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Now had it one year and what a mistake. One reason for buying was the advertised 60+ mpg, I average 43 and due to my job (Paid per mile) I am a very careful driver. Less fuel used more money on payday. No stowage space for things in cabin, Revs dip badly when pulling away. have stalled it due to loss of revs more times than my previous 51 years of driving. Folding up rear seats is positively primitive. Noisy engine and lots of wind/road noise.Full of silly voice activated items that you never use like Changing Temp., Changing Radio Freq. etc. I suppose the phone voice control is OK if you need to use your mobile a lot. No spare wheel of any type of course, had to buy one £165 and it does not fit in the boot properly. Altogether it is a pretty horrible car that I wish I never owned.

  • 2.0 Zetec Auto 5dr

    Robert Knight , Kent . Date: 15/10/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      29

    My car

    I've had this car for four years and my rating of it has improved. It is a genuine 4-star car for someone who does low mileage like me (up to 6k per year.) Plus points: reliability - no issues at all, equipment - great, especially the heated windscreen and removeable rear seats, easy and not tiring to drive. Negatives: poor fuel consumption in town, hard seats, not enough cubby holes, large turning circle and worst of all very black privacy glass. Fairly reasonable to service and insure. I treat it as my personal indulgence - a bit expensive to run in town but so convenient and practical in other ways. Would be no use for a high mileage owner as fuel costs would cripple them.

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