If you like what the Ford Focus has to offer but feel that you require even more space and practicality, take a look at what the C-MAX or the Grand C-MAX can do for you.
The C-MAX takes its design cues from the Focus, making it more stylish than the average MPV. Versatility is this car’s most important feature, however, hence its five-door body. The Grand C-MAX goes one better because it features sliding rear doors that allow even greater access for rear-seated travellers.
The C-MAX provides plenty of interior space for five adult occupants, while the Grand C-MAX adds a third row, which is ideal for younger passengers. The smaller MPV features a 432-litre boot, which increases to an impressive 1,684 litres with rear seats folded. The Grand C-MAX, meanwhile, has a 448-litre capacity with five seats in place. With all but the front two seats dropped, this expands to 1,715 litres.
If you require an engine that helps the C-MAX to deliver a good blend of efficiency and performance, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol comes in 100PS and 125PS variants. Depending on the edition you choose, the CO2 emissions are as low as 117g/km for the C-MAX and 119g/km for the Grand C-MAX. Not only that, but performance is akin to that of a 1.6-litre engine. No wonder the EcoBoost has scooped plenty of awards.
Audio entertainment comes in the form of a minimum six-speaker stereo, which features an MP3-compatible CD player, an AM/FM tuner and DAB radio. Also included as standard are AUX and USB inputs, and Bluetooth connectivity. It’s worth considering an upgrade to the Titanium trim if you would also like an eight-inch touchscreen display, MirrorLink smartphone integration and the convenience of voice control.
The C-MAX and Grand C-MAX are each fitted with a range of safety features that help keep everyone on board protected. As well as multiple airbags and ISOFIX child-seat mounts, a number of driver aids are included, such as an Anti-Lock Braking System, which helps maintain traction on a range of surfaces.