Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Ford C-MAX MPV (2011-2019) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The most efficient Ford C-MAX petrols are powered by Ford’s new EcoBoost engines, equipped with start-top technology and six-speed manual gearboxes

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

Read owner reviews
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Ford C-MAX is a reasonably fuel-efficient car that delivers good mpg and low, tax-friendly CO2 emissions in both petrol and diesel forms.

Ford C-MAX MPG & CO2

The diesel in the C-MAX range is the 118bhp 1.5-litre TDCi which returns up to 48.7mpg and produces 125g/km of CO2 for a 33% BiK rating. We reckon this engine, when combined with the manual gearbox offers the best blend of performance and low running costs. Fitting an automatic gearbox reduces economy to 46.3mpg with 17- or 18-inch wheels and increases CO2 emissions to 132g/km, taking BiK up to 34%.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The most fuel-efficient C-MAX petrol models are powered by Ford’s new EcoBoost engines, equipped with start-top technology and six-speed manual gearboxes. The 98bhp 1.0-litre returns up to 42.2mpg and has 127g/km CO2 emissions for a BiK rating of 29%, virtually the same figures as the more powerful 123bhp version. However, the 1.5-litre 148bhp EcoBoost that can only be had with a six-speed automatic is considerably costlier to run. If paired with the larger alloy wheels it can only manage 33.6mpg and 176g/km CO2 for a 37% BiK rating - the highest available.

Every Ford C-MAX will cost £140 a year to tax.

Insurance group

The C-MAX should be reasonably affordable to insure: petrol versions are positioned in groups from 14 to 17, while the 1.5-litre diesel is in group 17 to 19.

Warranty

The Ford C-MAX comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. The first year has an unlimited mileage, with the 60,000-mile limit being applied from the second year onwards. This means that a high-mileage driver who covers 30,000 miles in their first year of ownership would have only 30,000 miles of cover remaining for the next two years. The Kia Carens has a best-in-class warranty lasting seven years, while the Renault Scenic has a four-year warranty.

Servicing

C-MAX servicing should be no more expensive than for its mainstream rivals. To make costs easier to bear, buyers can pay a one-off charge of around £570 to cover all three services in the first three years, which also includes European roadside assistance and vehicle hire for up to seven days.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
17 Apr 2024

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
19 Apr 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Dacia introduces seven-year ‘Zen’ warranty for new and used cars
Dacia Zen warranty badge
News
16 Apr 2024

Dacia introduces seven-year ‘Zen’ warranty for new and used cars

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
best electric cars
Best cars
28 Mar 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024