Price  £23,110 - £32,885


reviewed by Carbuyer

  • Practical yet stylish
  • Neat interior design
  • Good fun to drive
  • Rearmost seats tight
  • Limited boot space
  • High running costs

The Ford S-MAX people carrier may now be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it remains a very flexible family car. You can get bigger and roomier MPVs in the UK market, but most of them won’t offer you the same sense of style or sheer driving fun as the S-MAX.

It even looks good, thanks to some genuinely sharp design work and sleek dimensions and it handles well too, especially for such a big vehicle. Plus, while the Ford Galaxy, is larger, the S-MAX is almost as practical, offering a massive boot that has 2,000 litres of storage capacity when all the seats are folded away into the floor. With all the seats in place, it will sit seven fairly comfortably – provided you don’t mind squeezing into the back row and don’t really need much headroom.

Overall, the S-MAX remains a great family MPV that should be on any list for buyers interested in this type of vehicle.