Ford C-MAX

If you need a people carrier but don't want to sacrifice sporty handling, then the Ford C-MAX is a great choice. Accurate steering and a sporty chassis means it's the most entertaining MPV to drive, yet it offers plenty of space for families. The latest model is available as a five seater or in seven-seat Ford Grand C-MAX trim, and the latter also gets sliding rear doors to improve access to the back seats. Soft touch fabrics and a moulded dashboard means interior quality is impressive.

Ford C-MAX MPV

Price 
£17,655 - £25,605
5 Doors
4.0 / 5
Pros
  • Practical and well built
  • Fun to drive
  • Fast but efficient EcoBoost petrol turbo
Cons
  • Rivals more versatile
  • Shoulder room tight in central rear seat
  • Options raise price fast

The new Ford C-MAX combines all the best qualities of the bigger S-MAX MPV and scales them down into a rival for the Renault Scenic and Volkswagen Touran. The five-seater offers rear-seats that are both completely removable and can fold flat to make a very practical loadspace.

Ford Grand C-MAX MPV

Price 
£19,745 - £27,000
5 Doors
4.2 / 5
Pros
  • Good to drive
  • Engines are brilliant
  • Interior is built to a high standard
Cons
  • Third row is cramped
  • Limited boot with all seats in place
  • Styling not for everyone

Offering class-leading handling, the Ford Grand C-MAX is 140mm longer than the normal C-MAX and 58mm taller. The extra length and height provides room for two extra seats, making it a full seven-seater.