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.
- 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
- 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
|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|
*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.
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.