Bringing much-appreciated style to the practical MPV, the Ford S-MAX transforms tiresome journeys in a full car into effortless trips away that everyone enjoys. Whether you’ve bought new furniture or you’re driving across the continent for a ski trip, you can rely on the Ford S-Max to easily hold your gear plus the family.
Taking design cues from the ever-popular Ford Fiesta, the S-MAX has a sleek front profile that’s given smart finesse with pointed headlights and a wide grille. This sloping bonnet also helps to keep it aerodynamic, yet the tail is notably expansive making it easier to get bulky items into the trunk. Choose to add the hands-free tailgate and it you can open the boot by swiping your foot under a sensor.
Up to seven seats means all the family can ride in the S-MAX comfortably and safely. At the click of a button, you can transform the seating arrangement to get any sports gear and luggage into the car. Silver roof rails and a tow bar can be added if you plan on taking bikes, a boat, a caravan or sizeable sports equipment on trips away. Up front, you get to enjoy the support of sports seats, and in the Titanium and Vignale trim levels they are heated for added comfort on winter mornings. An optional panoramic roof makes all journeys even more fun for passengers, and floods the cabin with bright natural light.
Two EcoBoost petrol engines are on offer as either a 1.5-litre or a 2.0-litre and there are three 2.0-litre diesels available in a choice of 147bhp, 177bhp and 207bhp. If you plan on taking on difficult terrain in unfavourable weather, then go for one of the all-wheel drive diesel engines that offer better agility.
You can choose from three types of six-speed gearboxes – manual, automatic and Ford Powershift. The latter gives you smoother changes as it pre-selects the gear so you won’t lose any power when you shift up a notch. You can also choose to add paddle shifts on the steering wheel so you can change quickly and efficiently.
All S-MAX cars come with an eight-inch touchscreen which plays host to the digital radio, CD player and your phone when connected to the Bluetooth. From the Titanium trim level upwards, this screen also displays satellite navigation so it’s safely in your line of sight. There are plenty of optional extras to choose from which are designed for easier and more comfortable driving. Active Park Assist will manoeuvre you into a spot when you reach your destination and cruise control gives you chance to relax your ankles.
Visit Bridgend Ford to get to grips with the S-MAX’s technology and versatile seating configuration. Book your test drive today and find out more by calling the team, using the live chat or dropping us an email.
A number of safety features are included as standard which are designed to keep you safe on any road. In the city, you can trust the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection to warn you when you’re close to hazards and automatically apply the brakes if you fail to do so. When you’re crawling uphill, the Hill Hold Assist will prevent you from rolling backwards, and the Electronic Stability Programme keeps the S-Max in control as you spin around corners. Opt to add the adaptive headlights that curve around bends for better visibility on country lanes at night.