Used Ford Focus C-MAX MPV 2003 - 2007 review

Category: MPV

Section: Our recommendations

2003 - 2007 review
Ford Focus C-MAX MPV (03 - 07)
  • Ford Focus C-MAX MPV (03 - 07)
  • Ford Focus C-MAX MPV (03 - 07)
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Which used Ford Focus C-Max MPV should I buy?

There are three petrol engines. The 1.6 can feel underpowered when you're loaded up, but the 1.8 is a smooth, free-revving engine and the 2.0 gives the added punch of 143bhp.

We prefer the three diesels, though. Apart from the extra fuel economy, they dish out plenty of pull at lower revs, so they are more relaxing and easier in day-to-day driving.

The 1.6 TDCi is decent, but we'd choose the 1.8 TDCi or ideally, the 2.0 TDCi for its bigger muscle and six-speed gearbox, which is great for cruising. All models come with twin front, side and curtain airbags as well as anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution.

You get very few creature comforts in Studio trim, so steer clear of it. Air-con and a CD player appear in LX trim. Zetec (our favourite) adds alloy wheels and top-trim Ghia gives cruise control, climate control and electric rear windows.