Our Cars brief update: Ford S-Max (month three), CAR+ June 2016 | CAR Magazine

Our Cars brief update: Ford S-Max (month three), CAR+ June 2016

Published: 01 May 2016 Updated: 18 May 2016

► Month 3 with our Ford S-Max
► Sheer comfort levels impress
► Up to a point, at least…

Bristling with blue oval prejudice levels I’d presumed long buried, a friend of the missus recently climbed reluctantly out of her Mercedes map-spanker and into the front of the S-Max…

‘Ooh, this is comfortable,’ she immediately remarked; high praise indeed from one used to sitting out 300 miles at a stretch and remaining ready for more than just a quick cup of tea and a nice lie down.

Such a pity, then, that such carefully crafted comfort is so painfully marred by a consistent centre-console box lid ‘clonk’ that requires gearchange elbow re-education.

Logbook Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCI Titanium

Price: £28,845 
As tested: £36,270 
Miles this month: 941 
Total miles: 2830 
Our mpg: 37.6
Official mpg: 56.5 
Fuel this month: £123.04
Extra costs: £0

Read more from the June 2016 issue of CAR magazine

By Anthony ffrench-Constant

Contributing editor, architect, sentence constructor, amuse bouche

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