Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the S-Max MPV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the S-Max range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The Ford S-Max is one of the best people carriers we can think of – with seating for seven, an acceptable, quasi-estate bodystyle and one of the sharpest drives on the sensible side of its Mondeo forebear. For more information on the Ford S-Max, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
This is surely the most acceptable face of MPV-kind, a people carrier for those who don't like to admit to their fecundity. It's essentially a Galaxy MPV with a slantier bodyshell, one styled for aerodynamics and street cred over outright baggage-handling. It's all the better for it; you still get three rows of seats and seating for seven, and a huge boot. But the best bit about the S is the way it drives. You would be hard pressed to guess you're carrying 1.7 tonnes of heavy metal around behind you, as you thread this sporting MPV along your favourite back road. It steers, rides and goes with some panache. So much, in fact, that it's hard to believe the S-Max will be replaced soon. A modern classic of the family heartland.

The one we'd buy
2.2 TDCI

The one we'd avoid like the plague
1.6 T

Rivals to consider
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Mitsubishi Grandis, Renault Grand Scenic

For
Huge cabin, seven fold-flat seats, sports-estate handling

Against
Hardly anything at all. But be warned: it's being replaced soon

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