What's the used Ford Focus C-MAX like?
The chassis is the same as the regular Focus hatchback's, and it shows. The handling is sharp, the steering more accurate than any other MPV's, and there's minimal body roll (passengers will like that as much as the driver).
The firm ride is never uncomfortable and the diesels have plenty of pulling power. All models cruise quietly at motorway speeds.
Inside, there are only five seats, so it isn't as versatile as the very best compact MPVs, and the rear three individual seats are heavy and awkward to remove - don't try it on your own. Even so, it's spacious enough for three adults in the rear and there's a decent-sized boot.
The raised driving position gives good visibility, and is surrounded by well-placed controls and you'll find handy storage areas dotted throughout the cabin.
It achieved a very creditable four out of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.