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Used Ford C-Max

Another great driving MPV from Ford. The Ford C-MAX offers a nice little package, discover it in more detail below

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Used Ford C-Max for sale

Ford manage to make their MPVs stand out due to their car-like driving experience. The Ford C-MAX is yet another MPV they have made which offers this.

There is plenty of storage space too, it is an MPV after all, and as you'd expect a higher than normal roof line makes it good for families. In fact the C-MAX offers:

  • A decent car-like driving experience
  • Plenty of space
  • Good equipment levels
  • Quality feeling
  • Familiar Ford engines

Engines and Driving Experience

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Petrol engine choices consist of 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre or 1.6-litre variants, whereas diesel engine choices consist of either 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre or 2.0-litre versions.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol is a good choice, as it can return over 40mpg. It is over a second slower to 62mph than the 1.5-litre petrol equivalent, but the bigger engine is a tad thirstier returning 32mpg. The diesel variants can achieve better economy, ranging between 50 and 60mpg.

The driving experience mirrors many Ford MPVs offering an engaging drive, which is very car-like, a great trait to have in a high-roofline vehicle.

Practicality and Running Costs

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Offering five seats, the C-MAX could just be passed off as a tall hatchback, but it offers clever rear seat configurability such as a 40-20-40 split, which is more practical than a regular hatchback's 60-40 split.

This means 432 litres is available with all the seats in place, however you can actually remove the rear seats completely (just don't lose them) enabling a huge 1,684 litres of space - effectively giving you a Ford C-MAX van.

Running costs are attractive with 60mpg possible, while servicing is inexpensive and insurance is also reasonable too. C-Max can benefit from our Essential Service offering, which provides competitive pricing on maintenance and repair.

Interior, Technology and Safety

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First arriving on the scene in 2011, the C-MAX interior is smart enough, but falls short of more modern digitised interiors. The analogue dials and complementing screens are clear enough, they just don't scream wow compared to today's MPV offerings.

Later versions have updated infotainment screens, which freshen up the cabin. Standard Zetec models get the necessary tech and style including including air-conditioning, a DAB digital radio and 16-inch alloy wheels.

A three out of five star EURO NCAP safety rating may pitch it lower than other Ford MPVs, but according to the grading, three stars means "At least average occupant protection but not always equipped with the latest crash avoidance features" - which as the C-MAX came out in 2011, it won't have the latest features due to being a nine year old design, and so has been marked lower than similar five star Ford MPVs.

Is the Ford C-Max right for me?

The C-MAX has been discontinued in the Ford MPV range. It is no surprise when the current line-up is very good, and as mentioned, Ford know how to make a great driving MPV.

The C-MAX drives great too, it's only real negative is the ageing design, which is probably why you can't buy a C-MAX new. But on the flip-side, this means you can save more money on a used example.

The only real competitors are newer Ford MPV models, but newer models will have the latest safety and tech features, meaning more money in the used market. It will all depend on budget and preference.

Why purchase a used Ford C-Max through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.