Ford S-MAX MPV (2006-2014): owner reviews

“The Ford S-MAX is a very spacious and practical MPV, but crucially it’s also great to drive, so there’s no need to sacrifice fun for a bigger family.”

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

71%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Brakes, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (8 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Electrics (11 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (2 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.8 TDCi Titanium

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
This is the worst purchase I have ever made. In less than 2 years since I owned the car I have spent about £3500 on repairs, from snapped handbrake cable, to fuel injectors, to faulty alloy wheels which led to tyres losing pressure continually, to oil leak and now the final straw was a total engine failure last week. It is now virtually worthless. A piece of metal junk. If you are tempted please don't make the same mistake as me and put your trust in this model.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Had no problems yet other than an annoying squeak coming from rear suspension
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Not spent anything yet ad only had 4 months

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40.5
Review
NO PROBLEMS
Running Cost

3 out of 5

AVERAGE

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
It's been fine
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Can't complain

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
exhaust problem

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Has never let us down

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Since new i have a problems with the stereo system. the electric windows, the doors in winter freeze sometimes, the paint is very thin and chips easily, the bluetooth frequently fails.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

If driven sensibly the fuel is fairly good for a big car. Servicing is expensive, parts are reasonable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36.2
Review
the alarm senser has been replaced twice, no other falier in 119,000 miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

tyres are a litte expencive but the 2.2 performance for a tdi is good value for money _ carriying 7 people

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Is diesel so sometimes hard to start in the morning however that's the only problem we have had

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This car is better than expected , it has out performed my expectations

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Amazing. its quick yet can be economical when driven cautiously. petrol prices unfortunatly making it more expensive to run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very practical and responsive to drive, an all round fammily car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Comfortable, quiet, roomy and flexible.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very pleased with the car. Very good performance; speed, handling & fuel economy. Very practical.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, , Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A good car to drive in urban and motorway conditions. Automatic gearbox has no obvious dead spots and is responsive when acceleration is required.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car has given me 60000 trouble free miles with minor niggles such as oil pressure, abs and esp warning lights coming on for no apparrent resson and bonnet cable snapping only occurring in the last 5000 miles. No issues have had the car off the road for any long period of time, it has been an excellent and overall a reliable and enjoyable car to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
The best mpv on the market - but it's still an mpv

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
So far so good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

Version

Titanium X Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent family car, that is very flexible, comfortable, well built, and fun to drive. Would recommend one to anyone

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

LX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great mpv with goo dtowing capabilities. I have had 3 x s max now

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

LX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great all round performer, and great for transporting invalids with wheelchairs

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Chips very easy (stone chips), bluetooth keeps failing as does the usb stereo. Heating is very poor. Heated windscreen is excellent. Could have been the perfect vehicle if it wasn't for poor build quality and very bad dealer network. Almost there, but would not recommend or buy again.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very practical car has 7 seats when you need them and is a roomy 5seater the rest of the time or a good sized van when the seats are down. Reliability is good the fuel economy for such a big motor is excellent drivability is amazing more like a big focus i will definately be replacing it with same again.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Relatively poor biuld quality and high tyre wear lead to high running costs. Too many poor poor design details such as boot floor sloping backwards and access panels on dashboard reflecting on windscreen mean that driving enjoyment is limited as a result. More attention to small details would make a great car Standard spec on all models is relatively poor

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant car,best that i have ever owned. Ford have done a really good job with the s max. Always look foreward to getting behind the wheel.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2l 5 door

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Good value MPV that doesn't look like a mini bus or a Chelsea tractor. Mileage OK but not good, servicing reasonable, reliability good save for a recurring electric window fault. Painful not having a spare wheel, the expansion foam wont fix a rip from a drain to my cost, but a good car non the less and does the job well in reasonable style.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Good except for an electric window issue.
Performance

4 out of 5

Good.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec 2.0TDCi (140PS) then Titanium 2.0TDCi (163PS)

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45.2
Review
First S-Max was second hand Zetec and though very good at what I needed from it (space, economy) the build quality was not great with many small problems on engine and trim. Always relatively cheap to fix though. After 3 years I bought another new S-Max but this time a Titanium on lease and it has been much better. Build quality has really improved as has comfort and general refinement levels.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Possibly due to the build quality or youngish age, it suits every need I have, brilliant fuel consumption, comfort and hard as nails.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Other than the usual consumables: tyres, brakes, fuel etc, the S-Max is cheap to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
No problems so far

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Running Cost

2 out of 5

MPG is far worse than advertised. no matter how carefully I drive it I cannot get more than 35mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
Minor problems with alarm system
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good MPG for size of car service costs OK, New tyres are expensive as they are run flats

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
NO ISSUES SO FAR.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

WHAT I EXPECTED, VERY GOOD.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Reliability so far is excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel is nothing like the manufacturer maintains but overall the running costs are very low

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
It's never let us down
Running Cost

3 out of 5

The figures are well down on those put forward by Ford

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
It has suffered from minor issues since I've had it but in my fifth year of ownership I have spent over Ł1200 this year on repairs for major component failures
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts are reasonable except for latest one supplied/fitted, it's fairly economical but the 100 litre fuel tank makes for expensive fill ups.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44.8
Review
never let us down.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0 litre diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Bought my s-max in may from ford dealer excellent ride all the space you could ask for I find the seating comfortable the stereo amazing a real turnaround from the blauepoint system although with the classical music the tweeters dont handle it well storage capacity for niknaks and things well ive never had so much Bad points sun glare off windscreen engine management problem costing a new turbo fortunately under guarantee and my first inclination to buy a car was the zafira but I had heard so much about the dreadfull dpf I didnt buy it so bought s-max instead only to find that it has the same manufacturing cash cow installed is it going to be a horror story for the s-max I hope not only 3 stars so far would still recommend at this stage but who knows it could get worst

Owner Review

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent vehicle apart from plastic finsh

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ZETEC, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent car to drive, a workhorse, excellent for towing, considering size of the s-max resonable economy 46mpg, comfortable on long journeys incl passengers, although firm suspension. Would buy another but will down size next car with more economy lower emmission and lower price bracket.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

titanium x pack, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great family car & enjoyable, to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Superb

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant concept, well executed. Minor penny pitching in fittings.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very reliable & very comfortable car to drive. Still enjoy driving the car on a daily basis after nearly 3 years

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Hugely practical, surprisingly good to drive, very good build quality. Have been very pleased with it. Only problem so far is rusty wheel nuts.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I think it is a good car to drive it has good visability and is very practical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very positive experience - ford exceding vw in build quality these days

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium x sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I'm very impressed with it. It's fantastic to drive, hugely practical and looks great, it's the only mpv that i've seen turn heads. Economy is Not quite as expected, i think it is impossible to achieve the manufacturers results.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love the smax, it is just so practical with a young family and still drives well, other mpv style cars all feel like a bus to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Individual, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A brilliant all-rounder. Stylish, practical, fast and well built. Superbly appointed also. Have had minor rattle problem fixed but nothing alse to report. To get a better car than this, i would have to spend over 40k. Brilliant! Lee murray

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Hard to fault

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 Diesel Titanium

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
An excellent car. Had mine for 5 years and 60,000 miles. I've only had to change tyres, brakes and a battery.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.8TDCI ZETEC

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
I love this car, so far I have had over 100,000 miles of trouble free driving. The car is spacious, comfortable and easy to drive. The driving position is very relaxed and feels like sitting in an armchair. With all the seats up I have a great family car and then when I use it for business and visit wholesalers, seats down and I have a van, best of both worlds. With steady driving I manage around 58mpg on a long run and around 48 around town. The only things to complain about is the air con isn't strong enough to get the car overly cool on a very hot day, acceleration can be a little sluggish from lower speeds.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium manual 2.0 tdci 140 bhp

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Overall a great car only let down by far worse than advertised fuel consumption. Looking forward to the new model and will go hybrid if available. Ford diesels not fuel efficient enough and too much to go wrong such as DPFs and DMFs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
On the whole it's been reliable, only a failed battery for 4 years of motoring. However, this last month the electronic brake failed, and with no over ride option we had to call the AA who had to remove the actuators to make the vehicle mobile. A Ł570 bill later and we're operational but it's left us concerned that an EPB or lack of a spare wheel means we're more reliant on the AA (or similar) than before. Not helpful when you need to collect the kids from school.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Ford servicing is expensive for what you get. Have since dropped to using the ford garages internal service at half Ford's price. Most parts are reasonable, but Ł600 to replace the pads and disks all round is steep, and puts me off replacing them until I'm at 90% + worn. Not ideal and excessive pricing.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
No issues at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very good for a big car. Parts cheap on the whole although exhaust expensive to replace as only ford stock it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
good car with good reliability as one would expect from Ford

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Since aquiring the car it has not missed a beat in any way!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Difficult to say really because it is a Motability vehicle and certain expenses are paid for. Fuel costs are ressonable for a vehicle of its size

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41.4
Review
Very good, no problems since new...
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption appears hight for this size of diesel engine, especially compared to BMW 2ltr I ran before... however it is improving which makes me wonder if engine still "tight"...

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Very little has gone wrong in 4.5 years I have had the car. Air conditioning needed re-gassing, a baffle in the engine caused power loss problems, and recently an idling pulley needed replacing as it was screeching.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

General servicing costs etc are fine, just a bit on the juicy side.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Ford says combiend should be 43mpg, I have yet to exceed 32mpg but on screen feedback shows 5/5 for economical gearchange, shocking!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
In the 5 months of ownership the vehicle has not missed a beat. We are very pleased with it in every way.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

It has consistantly returned 40+ to the gallon, which for such a sizeable vehicle if very acceptable. I t has had no faults to date!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
never had any problem with it
Running Cost

5 out of 5

only had one service at Ł200

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel economy is lower than expected, but parts and servicing are good value.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
struggles on cold mornings
Running Cost

3 out of 5

New exhaust Ł360 4 New Tyres Ł500 Hopefully that will be it for a while

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
No issues at all with reliability, everything has worked and still does.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Did hope for more mpg but it is the most powerful ford diesel engine in a big heavy car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium Individual, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Like the styling and space. Good alternative to a traditional mpv

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Quick comfy and practical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Practical and versatile family car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A practical, versatile well thought out car that met the whole families expectation

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good to drive, quite economical given it's size and engine performance, the main concern is the darkness of the privacy glass which makes manouvering difficult, does it need to be so dark?

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
As mpv's go the s-max requires least compromise on the driver enjoyment front, yet is spacious and practical. We have been pleasantly surprised by the good fuel economy too. A great mpv, only let down has been ford dealership.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
I have never owned a ford before but the s max has exceeded my expectations. It is very practical and great to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Lovely to drive; handling and performance very good - almost car like rather than for a 7-seater. Font seats and middle row very comfortable. Last row of seats are comfortable, but not for tall people or for long journeys. Ladden with gadgets (more than most will use). Only complaint is that there's no 12v socket for the passengers in the rear.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good family car when you need more than 5 seats

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I can hardly fault my car. It has superb economy for a big vehicle and running costs are very reasonable. The only gripes i have are rapid front tyre wear and items falling out of the boot area onto the road due to the high boot floor.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A fantactic car to own, live with and have.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TITANIUM X, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This car has got it all for everyone.... well except 4x4esque. Style, sporty, cavernous, easy to drive/park, fault free, good running costs, a totally useable, reliable good looking friend, in fact if it were a lady i would hold her hand in front of my mates.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
The best compromise we could find that gives big space for large family and carrying ability for my business, but with the handling and style i always look for as well. Ours has the darkest privacy-glass which i think improves the appearance and allows me to leave goods 'on display' in the boot area, but i'm getting used to the reduced visibility that comes with that. It also has parking sensors which are essential with this dark glass.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Highly versatile family car that meets all my needs. Stylish mpv.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Setec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A surprisingly fun package that belies its size, vehicle type and practicality!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

TITANIUM, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great better than expected only complaint was dmf failed at 60,750mls disappointed in fords response very poor .

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very suitable family car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent all rounder

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0litre to 3.0litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The car is excellent in most respects, but was let down by the failure of the very expensive dual mass flywheel, fortunately under warranty. Also, the lacquer on all the alloy wheels is going bad on the "diamond cut" sections of the wheel, the rh front is particularly poor, making the wheels look a real mess.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2 .0 diesel zetec

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Brilliant car. Good mpg considering 90% urban driving. Solid build quality with plenty of storage space.....best of all, brilliant to drive. Had the car for almost a year, ex reps car with 73,000 on clock very clean and straight and no issues to date. Excellent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38.5

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Expected better MPG based n published figures

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
no major faults
Running Cost

4 out of 5

the manual states 49mpg & the best we have ever had is 42mpg

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