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Front floor mats, Electric front windows, ABS + traction control, Cruise control with active speed limiter, Easy fuel capless refuelling system, Driver's information system, Heated door mirrors, Satin black trim...
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Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
Ten Second Review
Five into 1.0 will go. Ford's C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost might not get anywhere too close to its claimed 55.4mpg fuel economy figure in the real world, but for low mileage shop and school run duties, it's perfectly adequate. With 100PS or 125PS on tap, there's a bit of choice available too.
It was once explained by a senior suit in the Lockheed corporation that there was a simple algebraic formula to assess the time it took for an aircraft to go from initial design to operational use by the US Air Force. It turned out that this period was directly proportional to the size of the Air Force oversight committee chosen to 'guide' the aeroplane design. It's a similar story in big automotive companies - which is one reason why it took Ford so long to develop credible compact MPVs and SUVs for the European market. Where the company has been ahead of the game though, is in its development of downsized three cylinder turbo petrol engines. The brand's 1.0T EcoBoost unit, first introduced on the Focus and subsequently added in to the Fiesta and B-MAX line-ups, has been widely copied by rival brands. Even so, when the Blue Oval marque decided to introduce the powerplant into its C-MAX MPV model in 2013, many wondered if a step too far had been taken. These fears proved groundless. The little engine proved quite up to powering a relatively large car - and has been retained on the improved C-MAX model we're going to look at here as a decent, more affordable alternative to a diesel for lower mileage buyers.
Ford offers the 999cc EcoBoost engine in two specific flavours. There's an entry-level 100PS version, which gets to 62mph in 12.6 seconds and tops out at 108mph. Or there's the punchier 125PS variant which translates those numbers to 11.4s and 116mph. Whichever engine you choose, you'll probably be pleased with the breadth of torque. They both idle quietly yet will offer meaningful urge from less than 1500rpm through to nearly 6,000rpm without the sort of lag and lunge that small capacity turbocharged engines often display. Of course, the 170Nm of torque common to both units isn't going to rival that of a diesel engine but believe it or not, these 1.0-litre units never feel reedy. There's also the not insignificant benefit that instead of following a huge lump of diesel engine, you have a very lightweight piece of engineering plumbed into the nose, and that does wonders for the C-MAX's responsiveness. Ride comfort remains very good but initial turn-in is improved markedly and body control is leagues better than the diesel models. Couple that with good steering and decent grip levels and you have a vehicle that after an initially unpromising start, emerges as something you'd actually drive the long way home from the school run.
Design and Build
The design of this C-MAX is evolutionary, with many of the details being brought up to date to reflect contemporary Ford thinking. The dynamic styling delivers a stronger, sleeker front end, featuring Ford's distinctive inverted trapezoidal grille. The washer jets have been hidden underneath the windscreen to give a cleaner look while the tailgate has been given a smoother and more sophisticated one-piece appearance. Inside, you'll find a dash that's a lot less fussy than the previous model, reflecting the customer-led design refinements that have already been executed on the Focus. There are fewer controls and switches, while the smart black satin trim and chrome detailing contributes to a cleaner look. Functions are simpler to use, such as the air-conditioning controls that now feature buttons that are easier to recognise and distinguish from each other. Practicality improves too, with a redesigned centre storage console. The seats still tumble down individually in one motion to create a flat floor, with over 470-litres of space with all five seats in place. If you need more room than that and the option of a third seating row, there's always the Grand C-MAX model to consider.
Market and Model
Ford offers a three model line-up to 1.0T EcoBoost C-MAX buyers, with the familiar Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X trims. Opt for the first two and there's a choice of either 100PS or 125PS power outputs, but the flagship trim level is limited to the pokier powerplant. All are equipped with a six-speed manual box, with the Zetec opening at just over £18,000. There's a £500 premium if you want to progress from the 100PS to the 125PS variant. From there, it's a big step up to the Titanium model at over £20,000. At the top of the range is the Titanium X 125PS model, which needs a budget of nearly £23,000. So what do you get? The Zetec models are fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, heated door mirrors, air-con and a DAB radio. The Titanium versions get 17-inch alloys, automatic lights and wipers, climate control, a start button and cruise control, while the £2k premium for the Titanium X buys you xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, part-leather seats, heated front seats and a different style of 17-inch alloy wheels. Options include one of those tailgate opener which operate when you wave your foot under the bumper, a perpendicular parking system and Active City Stop collision avoidance that operates at up to 31mph. Ford's latest Sync2 voice-activated connectivity system is also on offer, delivering smartphone sync and the chance to control some of the car's minor functions by voice command.
Cost of Ownership
Although there are obvious benefits in terms of handling and upfront price over a diesel C-MAX, can the 1.0-litre petrol variant really justify itself on the balance sheet? If you're set to cover modest mileages that may well be the case, but it's worth remembering that the claimed miles per gallon figure of 55.4mpg will probably translate into about 40mpg in real world use. The petrol car counters by being cheaper to tax, cheaper to insure and cheaper to service as well. Given that petrol is around 8 per cent cheaper than diesel fuel, it's probably just about enough to swing the balance in the 1.0-litre car's favour if you're not looking to wear a groove in the nation's motorway network. Emissions are rated at 117g/km whether you choose the 100 or 125PS powerplants, and with a price difference of just £500 between the two, we'd be tempted to go for the 125PS unit and live with the fact that the key differences between the cars are just a few lines of code in the ECU. Insurance ratings open at Group 11 and top out at a modest Group 14. By contrast, an entry-level C-MAX diesel carries a Group 16 rating.
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Race red
- Solid paint
- Cloth - Charcoal black
|Electric front windows + drivers one touch|
|Electric front windows|
|Quickclear heated windscreen|
|Intermittent rear wash/wipe|
|ABS + traction control|
|Electronic brake force distribution|
|Emergency brake assist|
|Hill start assist|
|Ford SYNC Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB port|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Cruise control with active speed limiter|
|Electric power steering|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|Multi Function display colour screen|
|SYNC Emergency Assistance|
|Driver's information system|
|Electric heated door mirrors|
|Heated door mirrors|
|Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators|
|Satin black trim|
|Ford DAB audio system includes bluetooth, USB, Voice control and Emergency assistance|
|DAB radio/cd player|
|Ford SYNC 3 DAB audio system includes 8" colour touch screen with bluetooth and advanced voice control of audio and emergency assistance|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers with black rubbing strip|
|Chrome finish on upper door line|
|Front fog lamps|
|Aluminium scuff plates|
|Premium centre console|
|Premium centre console with armrest|
|Rear parcel shelf|
|Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel|
|Centre armrest with storage box|
|Auxiliary power socket|
|12V accessory sockets - front and rear|
|Satin chrome interior door handles|
|Front/rear courtesy lights|
|Courtesy light in luggage compartment|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts|
|Driver and passenger side airbags|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Intelligent Protection System (IPS)|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Fasten seatbelt reminder|
|Isofix child seat attachment|
|ISOFIX child safety seat attachments|
|Sports style front seats|
|Three height adjustable rear head restraints|
|Driver's seat manual height adjust|
|Fully adjustable front headrests|
|Versatile split folding rear seat - 40/20/40|
|Driver seat lumbar adjustment|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Remote central double locking|
|Thatcham 1 volume sensing alarm|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" 5x2 spoke alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Mini steel spare wheel|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||12.9|
|Engine Power - BHP||100|
|Engine Power - KW||74|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||6000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||125|
|Engine Torque - MKG||17.3|
|Engine Torque - NM||170|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1400|
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