Ford Grand C Max

Ford Grand C-Max Motability car sideThe new for 2015 Grand C-Max is the big brother to the C-Max, it has sliding rear doors and the ability to carry seven, it may not have the good looks of its smaller sibling but it make up for this in practicality. The Grand C-Max is not as big a car as the Citroen Grand Picasso, it is slightly smaller than the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, the Grand C-Max is however perfect if you want to carry four young children and little else as the boot is only good for a travel pushchair as with the rear two seats up there is only 110 litres of storage space. The Grand C-Max has a wonderful trick up its sleeve, the centre seat, which is much narrower that the outside two can fold away and be stored under the base of  one of the outside seats thus making a walkway to access the rear two seats. This means that you can put two child seats in place next to the doors where they need to go and still have access to the rearmost seats.

 

Ford Grand C-Max Motability cut awayThe C-Max is available in Zetec, Titanium or Titanium X.  Entry-level Zetec cars come with 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, heated door mirrors, air-con and a DAB radio. Titanium cars get 17-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, climate control, a start button and cruise control, while range-topping Titanium X cars add luxuries like xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, electric controls for driver seat, part-leather seats, heated front seats and five spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. The C-Max has inherited the Focus’ more modern interior, with the same piano-black centre console, smart dials and high-quality materials. Titanium models and above now get the voice control SYNC2 system paired to a 8″ touchscreen – though sat-nav is an extra cost.

 

Ford C-Max Motability car dashThe Grand C-Max does not offer the entry level 1.6 petrol of the C-Max instead the two petrol offerings are the 1.0 litre three cylinder with either 99 or 123 bhp which provide plenty of shove, but if you regularly carry a full set of passengers, then a diesel might be a better bet. Our pick of the range is the 118bhp 1.5 TDCi diesel, offering a decent amount of power and a claimed economy of 68.9 miles per gallon, this engine is now available as a Powershift automatic. The more powerful 2.0-litre version with 150bhp offers a decent slug of torque, and feels much more capable with a full load. The six-speed manual gearbox is fast and precise, while a twin-clutch Powershift automatic offering 55.5 miles per gallon.

Automatic prices for the Grand C-Max start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£1595, better offers can be found at http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/category/sevenseats/

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