Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max Motability car sideThis all new S-Max has all the credentials of the old one, space for seven and fun to drive. There’s just as much room inside as there was before, you can fit three adults and more importantly three child car seats in the second row of seats and while the third row is ideal for children you can squeeze an adult or two in for a short journey. There are loads of cubbies and storage bins dotted around the cabin, and those in the rearmost seats even get a pair of cupholders to make longer journeys less painful for small kids. Bootspace is decent, with all seven seats in place there is 285 litres of spaces which is more than a Fiesta.


Ford S-Max Motability car dashThe S-Max has three trim levels, the Zetec, Titanium and the Titanium Sport (not on Scheme). All cars get Ford’s new SYNC 2 infotainment system and 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as parking sensors, keyless go and a DAB radio. Titanium cars add the all-important sat-nav and USB connectivity, while top-spec Titanium Sport models boast bigger wheels, a sporty bodykit, sports suspension and heated front seats. For a whopping £2,200 extra you can add the Titanium X pack, with LED headlights and electrically operated heated leather seats.


Ford S-Max Motability car rearThe entry engine is a 1.5-litre petrol with 160bhp and can propel the S-Max to 62 miles per hour in an impressive 9.9 seconds, the fuel economy figures are less impressive only returning 43.5 miles per gallon on a combined cycle as a manual. The diesels on the other hand offer excellent economy, both 2.0 litre in size, the most frugal option with 120hp (only as Zetec) can achieve 56.5mpg and produces 129g/km of CO2. The same mpg can be achieved from the 150hp versions.  The 148 bhp is perfectly suited for moving the car along and can hit 62 mph in a none too shabby 10.8 seconds form standstill. The all wheel drive car is now avaialble with this engine as a manual for £2995 AP and for those that need a bit more grunt the 178bhp version has also been added for a £500 increase on the 148 version. If you are looking for a more cost effective seven seat option the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is the pick.

Summer Best Buy – Ford S-Max Titanium 2.0 Diesel (148bhp)  Manual  –  £1745 Advance Payment (£665 wpms)

Summer Best Buy – Ford S-Max Titanium 2.0 Diesel (148bhp)  Powershift Automatic  –  £2645 Advance Payment (£1565 wpms)

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