Are you happy with an MPV that is simply alright at hauling people and things, or do you want an excellent MPV that’s incredibly practical and fun to drive? The latest Ford S-Max is a fantastic all-rounder that ticks all the boxes and can be on your driveway without breaking the bank.
An MPV doesn’t have to have bland styling. Choose a different path with the Ford S-MAX, which features an elegant sloping roofline, suave front end and a low stance. As a result, it’ll look the part wherever you take it, be it the school run or swanky black tie dinners.
But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice practicality. Seven individual seats give every occupant plenty of space, and they can be folded individually to suit your requirements for every eventuality. Even with all the seats in place, you’ll still have enough boot space for weekends away or a shopping trip. If you need van-like levels of space, more than 2,000 litres are available if you put the middle and rear seats down. A number of useful cubbies within the cabin increase its carrying capacity and are great for everyday items.
The S-MAX features a range of engines that are strong and powerful enough to haul the heaviest loads. Most buyers choose from the four advanced EcoBlue diesel engine options, which offer either 120hp, 150hp, 190hp or 240hp and provide a suitable option for all budgets and needs. Each one offers a combination of brisk performance and frugal emissions. If you are looking to move away from diesel power, a 165hp 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine will be available before the end of the year.
If you want a family car with handling verve, you’ll need to shortlist the S-MAX. It shares the direct, well-weighted steering and comfortable ride of all other Ford models, and is noticeably more involving than many MPV alternatives.
An array of technology is fitted as standard to ensure your safety and entertainment. Isofix points, multiple airbags, tyre pressure monitoring and a Quickclear windscreen are all fitted, and a wide range of additional assistance features are available to make your car as safe as possible.
Your S-MAX will keep you entertained and relaxed, even on the longest journeys. A SYNC 3 infotainment touchscreen system is standard across all models, as is dual-zone air conditioning, electric front and rear windows and DAB radio. Front and rear parking sensors are included to make manoeuvres much less stressful.
Choose the new, refined eight-speed automatic gearbox, and you'll also be able to specify adaptive cruise control. This technology will maintain a safe distance from the car in front, and can even bring the car to a complete stop and allow it to drive away again.
Spacious, refined and a pleasure to drive. You can book a test drive in the Ford S-MAX at your nearest Hartwell showroom today. Get in touch online or by phone and a member of our dedicated team will be more than happy to help.
FORDPASS AND FORDPASS CONNECT
FordPass is a free app offering plenty of benefits, whether you're a Ford customer or not. Through the app, you can check the health and status of your vehicle, find the nearest fuel station, contact roadside assistance and much more.
FordPass Connect is the next step up - it's an integrated modem that connects your Ford Focus to the internet. Software updates happen over the air, plus you'll get the latest live traffic information and be able to start your car remotely. You can even set the temperature so it's just how you like it when you get in.