The well-built C-MAX offers a superb driving experience and comes with a practical interior. This smart MPV also features fine levels of standard equipment and is available in six trim levels, ranging from Zetec to Grand Titanium X.
Good-looking as well as versatile, the C-MAX boasts a chrome-trimmed upper front grille and 16-inch alloy wheels (with five twin-spokes) among its eye-catching features. A number of colour-coded elements include door handles and door mirrors. The latter are heated and feature integrated indicators, and further illumination includes front fog lamps. The vehicle also possesses a heated windscreen.
The five-seat C-MAX enables the driver to enjoy the firm grip offered by a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel and gearshift knob, with the former providing tilt-and-telescopic adjustability. Both front-row occupants have adjustable seating, and the driver further benefits from lumbar support. Other standard features include power-assisted steering, electric front windows (one-touch on the driver’s side) and air conditioning. The C-MAX comes with lots of well-proportioned cubby spaces and door bins, as well as a minimum-capacity 471-litre boot with all seats up, rising to 1,851 litres with the rear seats folded.
A 1.0-litre 98bhp (or 123bhp) petrol engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. This delivers up to 55.4mpg and a 117g/km CO2 emissions figure.
A higher-performing 1.6-litre 123bhp petrol unit is also available, which is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Alternatively, a fuel-efficient 1.5-litre 118bhp diesel engine is paired with six-speed manual transmission, returning as much as 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 105g/km.
Each of these options is available with entry-level Zetec trims and feature Auto Start-Stop as standard. Ford’s Easy Fuel capless system is available with all grades.
A six-speaker sound system includes DAB digital radio, a CD player and an AM/FM radio. Also featured are USB and AUX connectivity, a 4.2-inch colour display screen and Ford SYNC with Voice Control and Emergency Assistance. The inclusion of MyKey technology enables a parent or guardian to pre-set a number of features, including upper speed limits and maximum audio volume.
The C-MAX comes with a five-star rating, as awarded by Euro NCAP. Driver aids include Anti-lock Braking System, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Among the passive safety elements included are ISOFIX child-seat attachments, child-proof locks, seatbelt reminders and multiple airbags. The vehicle is fitted with a Thatcham Category 1 alarm and remote central locking to help maintain its security.
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