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Overall verdict

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

Overall verdict
Not quite as convincing as the larger S-Max, but it's now not all that far off.


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


Not really that much trim choice


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
1.5 EcoBoost Titanium 5dr Powershift
10.2s 176g/km 36.7 150 £25,985
The cheapest
1.0 EcoBoost Zetec Navigation 5dr
12.9s 127g/km 50.4 100 £22,725
The greenest
1.5 TDCi Zetec Navigation 5dr Powershift
12.4s 124g/km 60.1 120 £25,335
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