What Car? says...
Statisticians tell us that the world’s population has more than doubled in the past 50 years. So, along with placing a huge strain on Earth’s resources, more babies, toddlers and teenagers than ever before need to be ferried to and from nurseries, schools and universities, putting a strain on your family transport.
Just as well, then, that the Ford S-Max is around to help take some of the strain off harassed parents. Okay, you’ll have to ignore the fact that it’s not a trendy SUV, and there is a whiff of ‘airport taxi run’ about it, but don’t assume that the S-Max is a boring family plodder – historically, it has been one of the sportiest MPVs around. And, of course, all versions come with that all-important asset of seven seats to keep the whole family mobile.
But there’s a lot more to the S-Max than that. So should you be looking to buy one over its seven-seat rivals, such as the Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer, Seat Alhambra and Volkswagen Touran? Read on over the next few pages for our in-depth impressions, along with our recommendations for trim levels and engines. And don’t forget to head to our What Car? New Car Buying page for the very best deals available.
At a glance
|Number of trims||2 see more|
|Number of engines||3 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||hybrid, diesel|
|MPG range across all versions||42.2 - 46.3|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,291 / £2,990|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£4,582 / £5,981|
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