Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford B-Max hatchback?
The B-Max is an MPV that appeals to families, so check the interior thoroughly for stains to the seats and carpet and the dashboard and door cards for any broken or scratched plastic trim.
Ford often fits its excellent Quickclear heated windscreen to most mid-range spec cars and above, but this will cost you more to replace than a windscreen without a heating element in it, so look for any stone chips – these might result in an MOT failure.
Is a used Ford B-Max hatchback reliable?
Most certainly: the B-Max was the most reliable MPV according to our latest What Car? Reliability Survey. Only 17% of B-Maxes had faults, and while these spanned from both minor and more serious issues, including the Quickclear screen and the steering system, all were fixed under warranty.
Ford as a brand came 9th out of 32 manufacturers, which is a very good result considering the huge number of cars that it sells.
If you'd like to see the full reliability rankings for MPVs, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages.