Ford S Max – 7 Seater
When Ford designed and released their Ford S Max model, they tried to differentiate it from the other 7 seatermodels on the market by making sure that alongside great functionality the vehicle also contained a sporty edge. Because of this aim, the Ford S Max Seven Seater boasts a much sportier trim than other models and gives a performance that you would not usually associate with a 7 seater.
Ford S Max – Storage Space
Still, despite this slight emphasis on performance, the Ford S-Max is still a true 7 Seater car. Thanks to the large cabin and storage space, 7 people can comfortably fit in the car complete with luggage while seats which lay completely flat make the S Max incredibly versatile.
Ford S Max – Purchase Price
A brand new 7 seater Ford S Max will set you back from £18,700 for a basic model, which comes with most of the features you would expect. However, basic models are lacking in several key features such as stability control, passenger air bags to the back and child seat locks on the front passenger seat. Purchasing these upgrades can push the price of the Ford S Max up to £29,495. Ford S Max Edge models also suffer from a lack of air conditioning, which can become an issue on longer journeys.
Ford S Max – Insurance Group
Due to the large amount of different models of Ford S Max available, there are a wide range of insurance groups for the model. Basic models, such as the LX 1.8 TCDi is in Group 10 while the 2.5ltr Zetec is in group 14. For your own automobile insurance quote you could visit our online insurance page. You’ll be able to get a no obligation quote for your Ford Insurance in five minutes or less.
Ford S Max – Car Tax (VED)
Although there is a huge variance in emissions across the range, the Ford S Max will average 182g/km of CO2, putting it in Band I. This placing means the annual road tax will be an average of £200 and the showroom fee will be £300. However, more economical models can be as low as Band D (£90 road tax; no showroom fee) while sportier models can go as high as Band L (£435 road tax; £750 showroom fee). For more 7 Seater Car Tax bandings compared to other 7 Seater models click on our “Car Tax” page on the menu above.
Ford S Max – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The Ford S Max 7 seater will average around 40mpg combined, however again due to the huge variance between the models there are some that are more economical than others.
Ford S Max – Performance & Speed
In Ford S Max models aimed more towards functionality and safety rather than performance, such as the Ford S Max 1.8 TDCi LX, the 0-60mph speed is a modest 11.1s and the top speed is 116mph. However, in sportier models such as the petrol engined 2.5ltr Zetec, the 0-60mph speed is a lightening fast 7.4s and the top speed is an impressive 143mph.
Ford S Max – Servicing
Ford S Max 7 seaters are reasonably economic to service, with a stop at the garage needed every 12,500 miles and each visit costing just shy of £200, although prices do vary nationally. Servicing your Ford S Max will often include a recommendation to replace your tyres. Remember that you don’t have to have them fitted at the same place you get your service. You can get cheap car tyres including Ford Tyres fitted locally after buying them online through an online Cheap Car Tyres company such as BlackCircles.com. Our article on cheap car tyres will give you all the information you require to make yourself a substantial saving in the comfort of your own home.
Ford S Max – Conclusion
The Ford S Max is one of Ford’s most versatile 7 seater cars available on the market, with the variance in different model styles giving their drivers a range of performance options while still being able to comfortably transport seven people.