Used Ford Grand C-Max for sale
The Ford Grand C-MAX is quite simply a larger version of the Ford C-MAX, with the main differences being that the Grand C-MAX has seven seats, instead of the regular C-MAX's five. The Grand C-MAX also has some useful rear-sliding doors, boosting its practicality even further.
As well as being more practical than a regular C-MAX, and larger than a Ford B-MAX, the Grand C-MAX offers:
- Car-like driving experience
- Sliding rear-doors
- Multiple engine choices
- Great practicality
- Excellent crash protection
Engines and Driving Experience
Award-winning EcoBoost engine technology plays a large part in the petrol engine choices on offer in the Ford Grand C-MAX range. The 1.0-litre 125bhp EcoBoost is the pick of the bunch, offering respectable economy with almost 40mpg achievable.
Those wanting a bit more economy should look at the diesel alternatives, especially the 1.6 TDCi Zetec, which can deliver up to 60mpg.
As far as the driving experience goes in the Ford Grand C-MAX, it takes after all other Ford MPVs, offering a surprisingly good experience, which is very car-like. It feels rather like a Ford Fiesta or Focus, with little body roll, which is excellent praise for a sizable MPV with a tall roofline.
Practicality and Running Costs
Seven seats is the Ford Grand C-MAX's stand out feature, along with its sliding rear doors. This makes getting in and out easier, and good for tight spaces in car parks, meaning little ones are less likely to ding the doors, or doors of other parked cars.
Bootspace ranges from a minimum of 432 litres and rises to 1,723 litres with the rear seats folded.
Running costs are affordable, this is a Ford after all, so running the Grand C-MAX isn't going to break the bank. With economy of up to 60mpg and relatively inexpensive service costs, the Grand C-MAX is ideal for families and those who maybe have had a Ford Fiesta or Focus beforehand.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The interior is spacious considering the Grand C-MAX is smaller than the larger S-MAX and Galaxy MPVs in the Ford range. It does look a little dated in relation to these cars, being first introduced in 2011, so updates have been minimal.
Screens are small and not digital like in some later models. They are still clear though, and the cabin is complemented by decent technology as the standard Zetec model comes with DAB radio, Bluetooth, a heated windscreen, 16-inch alloy wheels and air-conditioning.
Previous generation models achieved a five star EURO NCAP safety rating, but since the latest tougher safety measures, this was dropped to three stars. This was mainly because the Grand C-Max hadn't kept up with the updated safety assist category.
Is the Ford Grand C-Max right for me?
If you require a seven-seat MPV that isn't overly large - like the Ford Galaxy, then the Grand C-MAX could well be the perfect solution.
It may lack more up-to-date features, but this means the used cars out there are even more attractive when it comes to getting more car for your money.
It is always going to be a concern if a car suffers in the safety ratings, but as mentioned the Grand C-MAX has only missed out due to tougher new rankings. The newer and larger Ford Galaxy and S-MAX are therefore the models you would need to look at if you want more up to date safety features.
Why purchase a used Ford Grand 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.