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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Ford C-Max/Grand C-Max

£18,995£27,640
7/10
Overall verdict
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.
 

For: 

Good road manners, spacious cabin and fine build quality, neat facelift

Against: 

Not really that much trim choice

Overview

What is it?

Basically, the Ford C-MAX a big Focus. The C-Max is Ford’s compact MPV, so it only has five seats, but it’s just the thing if you’re after more space but the same great driving experience and plush cabin as you get in the Focus.

Need more than a couple of extra seats? No problem. The Grand C-Max is on hand with space for seven and sliding rear doors for easier access. Trim levels are perhaps a bit limited (Zetec, Titanium, or ‘Titanium extra’), but that’s not always a bad thing.

And now, the facelifted C-Max is here, gaining Ford’s Aston Martin-style grille, some refreshed diesel engines and other tweaks to try and make it as appealing as an S-Max.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TDCi Titanium 5dr
9.5s 114g/km 64.2 150 £24,190
The cheapest
1.6 125 Zetec 5dr
11.5s 149g/km 44.1 125 £18,995
The greenest
1.5 TDCi Zetec ECOnetic 5dr
12.1s 99g/km 74.3 105 £21,190
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