Used Ford S-MAX (2006 - 2014) Review

Review by Alisdair Suttie on
Last Updated: 16 Apr 2013
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The Ford S-MAX is a people carrier with a sporty edge. It's designed to stand out from the crowd with sharp styling, tight handling and powerful engines.
Ford S-MAX (06-14)
Huge cabin and boot, fold flat seats, great to drive, well styled, carries seven in comfort
Stability control not standard, awkward handbrake, no air conditioning on Edge models

New price range:

£17,290 - £32,600

Used price range:

£968 - £11,752

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Ford S-MAX is a people carrier with a sporty edge. It's designed to stand out from the crowd with sharp styling, tight handling and powerful engines. It certainly doesn't feel like an MPV from behind the wheel with agile handling and accurate steering. There's more to the S-MAX than just looks though - it's also very practical thanks to seven seats and a fold-flat load area.

However, if you're not taken by the sports-inspired styling and need more interior space there are more conventional people carriers including Ford's own Galaxy. Both cars were designed together and share the majority of components. The S-MAX had a modest makeover in 2010 with a redesigned grille, LED rear lights, a restyled tailgate and some new engines.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The fact that 3 car seats fit into the rear seats easily - its a great car if you have 3 young children. It's also a really stable and capable tow-car.  

5 out of 5

Andrew Cratchley ,   08 Feb 2016    ... read more

 Space, lots of it. Seating system is good if a little heavy to use if you only have one spare hand.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   13 Jul 2015    ... read more

 Space, and the 3 separate rear seats which recline and slide independent of each other.  

4 out of 5

Adam Gates ,   23 Apr 2015    ... read more

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