The new Ford C-Max MPV goes on sale from next month and it will be the latest in a long line of people carriers to hit the streets this year. So with five different engine types and two trims, how does Ford’s latest offering shape up?
Both the five-seat C-Max and its bigger brother the seven seat Grand C-Max go on sale at the same time. The C-Max will still give drivers that hatchback coupe feel with a sporty response and gritty road holding and the Grand C-Max meanwhile is designed for those looking for stylish people carrying capacity with room for two more in the back.
The new C-Max comes with three petrol engines and two diesel, with the smaller 1.6 litre only available in the five seat C-Max. This includes the new 1.6 litre petrol Eco-boost that along with the diesel Eco-boosts will further add to Ford’s increasing green credentials. Ecologically the best buy of the bunch are the 1.6 diesels, which features the Duratorq engine that only emits 119 g/km of CO2.
All are available with either the Zetec or Titanium trim, both with alloy wheels, DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB ports and voice control as standard while the Grand C-Max has parking assist also included. The Titanium trim has auto wipers, climate control, cruise control and an upgraded stereo fitted.
The C-Max definitely has the space to cope with even the heaviest and well provisioned of travelling families and can quite easily take everything including the kitchen sink. The designers have been encouraged too, to retain their smooth lines and family car appearance and while big on space still has that family car look about it. The C-Max starts at £16,745 and the Grand C-Max at £18,745.