Used Ford Focus C-MAX (2003 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Apr 2013
3.5
Ford was a little late in launching a compact people carrier but the Focus C-MAX (rebadged as just the C-MAX in 2007) made a big impact in the market. Neatly styled, well built and comfortable, it's based on the excellent Focus and shares its keen driving prowess.

Ford Focus C-MAX (03-10)
Superb interior build quality, solid feel, neat styling
No seven seat option, not as practical or flexible as some people carriers

New price range:

£12,845 - £24,346

Used price range:

£258 - £2,942

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Ford was a little late in launching a compact people carrier but the Focus C-MAX (rebadged as just the C-MAX in 2007) made a big impact in the market. Neatly styled, well built and comfortable, it's based on the excellent Focus and shares its keen driving prowess. However, the big drawback is that it's not available with seven-seats - a feature that many compact people carriers offer.

It's not particularly flexible either and lacks features such as fold-flat chairs. That doesn't prevent it from being useful family transport though and the diesel engines are particularly good.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Tall for the driver and front passenger - easy to get in and out of, fits tall people.  

4 out of 5

Christopher Rayment ,   23 Jan 2016    ... read more

 Fits all four of us in even now three are tall. Fuel economy good on trips.  

4 out of 5

Linda Richards ,   03 Aug 2015    ... read more

 I have quite severe back problems due to degenerative disc disease so getting in and out of the car used to be problematic but the seating position is much higher and it is like driving from my...  

4 out of 5

Peter Nowlan ,   21 Apr 2015    ... read more

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