Ford C-MAX, good family treatment
A friendly minivan for a family of five, traveling with a large luggage or a couple who likes outdoor activities and needs a lot of space for their hobby teams.
In the compact MPV segment, where in addition to the C-Max enter cars such as the Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda5, Meriva, Peugeot 5008, Renault Scenic, Seat Altea, Toyota Verso or Volkswagen Touran, among the most significant, there is a lot of variety , because in recent years this group has grown a lot and it can be said that all, or at least those cited, meet the expectations that can be had of this type of car. They are of eminently familiar use, either for those who want it to travel with their children or couples who like outdoor trips to take their bikes, the camping equipment or some surfboards.
For these tasks, the C-Max is a good compliment, with its 4.35 meters has enough space for five people, although if more seats are needed, there is the Grand C-Max version, with 4.52 meters and up to seven seats .
The C-Max is a very good option in many ways. First for its functionality, and perhaps more important for those who are going to take up every day of the wheel, their perception of driving, which is very similar to that of a conventional tourism.
Something that is much appreciated when it comes to a vehicle higher than usual and very prone to unwanted movements. In this case, the suspension and cushioning of the C-Max, together with the touch of the steering, make its handling pleasant. And we have to say the same about the operation of the brakes. Therefore this chapter is in good place.
Interesting the EcoBoost of the Ford C-Max
Let's see the mechanical chapter. The C-Max is available with an offer of four engines, three diesel, two TDCi of 1.6 liters and power of 95 or 115 horses, in combination of a manual gearbox of 6 speeds and a 2.0 TDCi of 140 horses and in this case coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a much more interesting and convenient, automatic Powershift, also of six gears. All three are very efficient within their power range and their choice should be considered depending on the use.
I leave for the end the option of gasoline because I find it very interesting and that we must take into account, because only if we do many kilometers, a diesel is more advisable. The 1.6 EcoBoost engine with 125 horses, associated with a six-speed manual gearbox, offers a magnificent performance and has been commercialized since January 2013, when the previous 150-horse EcoBoost 2.0 disappeared. This new engine has an approved consumption of 5.1 liters per 100 km, even lower than the diesel of 2 liters.
Interior of the Ford C-Max
The interior of the C-Max is designed to offer practicality to all and a pleasant and modern aesthetic. The front seats are very comfortable, which is noted on long trips. In the second row, the rear seats may not be the largest, but have a very interesting configuration possibility, which is part of the optional kit, for 200 euros. With this system, when three seats are not necessary and only two are going to be used, the seats located next to the doors can be moved towards the center, eliminating the central stool, with which a lot more space is obtained for the passengers and a Extra security to be further away from the doors.
The trunk has a capacity of 471 liters with the configuration of five seats and that with great ease can be extended by moving the seats of the second row, until empty all the rear space.
Engine: Petrol EcoBoost 1.6 of 125 HP and diesel TDCi 1.6 of 95 and 115 HP and 2.0 of 140 HP.
Transmission: 6-speed manual or automatic 6-speed Powershift.
Suspension: Front McPherson and rear of deformable parallelogram.
Brakes: Disks, the ventilated front.
Address: Rack with electric servo assistance EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering).
Benefits: Maximum speed, gasoline 187 km / h and diesel from 170 km / h to 200 km / h.
Average consumption: From 4.5 to 5.5 l per 100km.
Long wide high: 4.38 / 1.82 / 1.62 meters
Capacities: Trunk 471 / 1,390 l. Fuel tank, 53 l.
Prices: From € 16,500 to € 23,350.