Ford S-MAX 2.0 EcoBoost SCTi Titanium X Sport test
Ford S-MAX: desirable Titanium X Sport trim
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Ford S-MAX 2.0 EcoBoost SCTi Titanium X Sport test
Ford S-MAX: desirable Titanium X Sport trim

Ford S-MAX 2.0 EcoBoost SCTi Powershift 240PS Titanium X Sport auto

What is it?

TOP-RANGE version of Ford’s sporty S-MAX, with new EcoBoost engine in 240PS trim (there is a 203PS model at Titanium grade) and smooth-shifting six-speed auto. Priced at £28,895.

What’s hot?

  • An MPV you don’t have to justify. Or make apologies for
  • Sporty good looks, especially this Titanium X Sport trim
  • Great interior flexibility: five-seater with boot…
  • …or occasional seven-seater with smaller load area
  • Middle row of seats move backwards and forwards…
  • …and passengers sit higher for brilliant view (kids will love it)
  • There’s also a panoramic roof to provide light and airy interior
  • Good quality fit and interior
  • Touch screen sat-nav is good (worth the £1250 option price)…
  • …which also includes colour reversing camera
  • Standard parking sensors are useful feature for tight spaces
  • Innovative umbrella handbrake saves space
  • EcoBoost engine is serenely quiet on M-Ways
  • And there’s plenty of mid-range boost
  • Excellent Quickclear heated windscreen means instant defrosting
  • Misfuelling eradicated thanks to standard Ford Easy Fuel

What’s not?

  • EcoBoost engine can feel flat-footed off boost
  • And like all Ford engines gets vocal at the top end
  • Front wheels can squirm and tug under acceleration
  • Firmer Sport suspension not to all tastes
  • Falls the wrong side of the 160g/km write-down tax break
  • Expect about 28mpg in all-round driving conditions

What you need to Know

P11D Value: £28,415
Monthly Rental*: £430 (CH)/£505 (PCH)
Tax Band when posted: 26%, 27%, 28%
Monthly BiK: Click link for BIK
Engine: 2.0-cyl turbo petrol
CO2 Emissions: 189g/km
Power/torque: 240PS/340Nm
Economy: 34.9mpg

*Monthly contract hire (CH) and personal contract hire (PCH) rentals generated by Concept Vehicle Leasing. Based on a 36 month lease at 10,000 miles a year, 3+35 payments.

 

Business Car Manager Road Test Rating

The Ford S-MAX is an excellent execution of an occasional seven-seater. Its key attractions are those looks: sporty styling disguises practical nature of this car. The TDCi diesel is the more obvious option for most business users and company car drivers – rather than this high emission model (but worth looking out for it as an ex-demo car from Ford dealers). Either way, the S-MAX is a top choice for user-choosers who want stylish looks, a good to drive car, and real practicality thrown in for good measure.

Further information

If you would like to read about a small business user who we helped choose a Ford S-SMAX, then read our business owner profile on Debbie Cassius, image consultant.

For further comment on the Ford S-MAX Titanium X Sport, read the Editor’s Blog From TT to S-MAX.

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