Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max review

Interior layout
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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

The C-Max gets the same dash and fascia as the Ford Focus, meaning you get fairly minimal buttons and – if you add to Zetec or standard on Titanium and upwards – an 8.0in colour touchscreen. The infotainment system is reasonably logical to use, but it’ll still take more getting used to than the systems in the Volkswagen Golf SV or BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, and the touchscreen (through which many of the key functions are controlled) is more fiddly to use than those in the same rivals, too.

Still, the driver’s seat is comfortable, has a broad range of movement and adjustable lumbar support is fitted across the range.

Visibility is good, too, with the high-set seat helping to give you a lofty view of the road, although a Golf SV or Citroën C4 Picasso are better still, since they have slimmer windscreen pillars and slightly better visibility to the rear three-quarters. It’s also a shame that the C-Max doesn’t come with standard rear parking sensors on any trim, although they’re a reasonably well-priced option.

Although everything is well constructed, the C-Max’s dash isn’t exactly premium. The plastics on show are textured and soft in places, but a 2 Series Active Tourer and Golf SV are both more upmarket.


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1.0 EcoBoost
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0-62 MPH12.9 secs
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1.0 EcoBoost 125
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1.5 TDCi
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GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH11.3 secs
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1.5 EcoBoost Powershift
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0-62 MPH10.2 secs
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