What used Ford B-Max hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the Ford B-Max begin around £5000 for a 2012 or 2013 example that has done more than 80,000 miles. If you want something with around 40,000 miles, plan on spending about £6000.
A diesel B-Max with 40,000 miles will cost about £6250, while a late 2016 example with only a few thousand miles on it will be around £12,500.
How much does it cost to run a Ford B-Max hatchback?
As long as you avoid the automatic and the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol, the B-Max shouldn’t cost all that much to run.
The 89bhp 1.4-litre petrol has official combined fuel economy of 47.1mpg and will cost £140 in annual road tax, while the 104bhp 1.6 averages 44.1mpg and costs £155 to tax. While that might not sound awful, compare it with the £30 road tax and mid-50s mpg figures for any of the turbocharged 1.0 Ecoboost engines.
The diesel is the economy champion, though: both the 74bhp and 94bhp versions of the 1.5-litre diesel average 74.3mpg and break into the free road tax bracket.
Insurance costs are low for the class, and Ford offers competitive servicing prices and various servicing plans that can be paid for with a lump sum or by monthly direct debits. There’s even the offer of UK and European roadside assistance with Ford Schedule Services from the date of the service until the date the next one is due.