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2018 (18) Ford S-MAX2.0 TDCi 180 ST-Line 5dr

Kilmarnock Ford
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth hands free phone with voice control systemDriver alert system
Easy fuel capless refuelling systemFord convers+ (256 colour instrument panel)
Ford SYNC 3 with 8" colour touch screenLane keep assist
PASSYNC Emergency Assistance
Traffic sign recognition 

Entertainment

Remote audio controls on steering wheel 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Automatic illuminating hazard lights in sudden decelerationBlack headlamp bezels
Black window surroundsBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody styling kit
Chrome grille surroundDual chrome exhaust
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors + Puddle lightsElectric front and rear windows + one touch + global open/closing
Front fog lightsHeated windscreen + heated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsRain sensing front wipers
Rear privacy glassRear spoiler
Tailgate wash/wipeTinted glass

Interior Features

12V accessory sockets - front and rear2 individual folding 3rd row seats
3 individual fold flat 2nd row seats4 spoke leather steering wheel
Ambient lightingAxis cloth upholstery
Black headliningCentre console with armrest/storage box + cupholder
Child observation mirrorChrome finish to interior door handles
Driver's manual adjustable lumbar supportDriver's seat manual height adjust
Dual air conditioning with automatic temperature electronic controlFootwell lights
Front and rear courtesy reading lightsFront and rear velour floor mats
Front overhead courtesy lights with theatre style dimming and delayFront passenger seat manual height adjustment with lumbar support
Front under seat storageFully adjustable front head restraints
Heated front seatsHeight adjustable rear head restraints
Illuminated entry systemIsofix rear child seat preparation in 2nd row
Leather gear knobLuggage area lamp
Overhead console with sunglasses holderReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear air ventsRear stowage boxes
Red stitching on steering wheel, centre console, gear lever, door trim and floor matsSports front seats
Tie down hooks in luggage areaTonneau cover

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brakeESP+EBA
Front and rear (row 2) curtain airbagsFront side airbags
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)MyKey system
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRear child proof door locks
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

ImmobiliserKeyless entry with 'Ford Power' starter button
Locking wheel nutsRemote control central/double locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm system with perimetric + volumetric protection 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterSports suspension

Wheels

Space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.205CO2 (g/km)129
HC+NOx0.073Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.021Particles0.0004
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1997Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)85Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)50.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power180
Coin DescriptionTDCi 180Coin SeriesST-Line
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %79NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120Timing Belt Interval Mileage125000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP180
Engine Power - KW132Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed131

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/50 R18Tyre Size Rear235/50 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5x2 SPOKE
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1655Length4796
Wheelbase2849Width1916
Width (including mirrors)2137 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2530
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2020Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)700
Max. Loading Weight880Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1650No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford S-MAX

Ford's improved MK2 model S-MAX continues to demonstrate that larger MPVs don't have to be boring. Arguably, it makes most sense in 2.0 EcoBlue 190PS diesel guise. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

Ford's second generation S-MAX remains a large 7-seater MPV for people who, well, don't like MPVs. Ford calls this a 'Sports Activity Vehicle' - a People Carrier certainly, but one that's more involving to drive and nicer to look at. This sharper-looking MK2 model re-interprets this apparently contradictory concept with greater efficiency and technology, remaining a breath of fresh air in what can otherwise be a pretty dull sector of the market. Let's check out the volume 2.0 TDCi 180PS diesel version.

Background

Owning an MPV, particularly a large one, isn't supposed to be one of life's memorable experiences. A People Carrier is normally a grudge purchase, a vehicle you need rather than one you might want. Or at least it usually is. Ford thinks differently. That's why they brought us the S-MAX, here rejuvenated in second generation guise. It's stuffed with segment-leading technology and also includes an AWD option to keep those SUVs in their place. Plus it claims to be just as stylish and rewarding as its revolutionary predecessor. Can it continue to offer an appealing option if you need a large MPV but just don't want one? We elected to check out this car with the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine most will want, in this case specified in pokey 190PS guise.

Driving Experience

The fact that Ford has its marginally more practical Galaxy model for those only concerned with practical 7-seat A to B family transport leaves this S-MAX free to provide something pretty unique in the segment for bigger MPVs: namely, a good looking car dynamically capable enough to reward the enthusiastic driver. Other big 7-seaters feel vaguely pointless if you're alone in them on the move: this one just shrinks around you and encourages you to take the back road home, where you'll find bodyroll kept impressively well in check for a car of this size. There's plenty of traction too, even if you don't go for the optional Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system. Clever Integral-Link rear suspension borrowed from the fourth generation Ford Mondeo this car's based upon is fundamental to this impressive showing. And though the freshly added electric power steering system isn't quite as feelsome as the previous hydraulic set-up, standard Torque vectoring system that lightly brakes the inside front wheel through tight bends and sharpens turn-in still makes this S-MAX feel rewarding through the twisties. Engine-wise, the range now hinges around a much improved family of EcoBlue 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines, offered in 120, 150, 190 and bi-turbo 240PS outputs. Here, we're looking at the 190PS version which with 2WD manages 62mph from rest in 9.7s en route to 131mph. Improved low-end torque is a particular characteristic of these latest-generation powerplants. The range also now benefits from a more refined, smoother-sifting 8-speed auto gearbox which alters its shift pattern to suit your driving style. It also enables the fitment of Adaptive Cruise Control and includes an engine Stop & Go system.

Design and Build

Photos of this second generation S-MAX suggest styling only lightly evolved from that of the MK1 model but in the metal, that lower roofline, the slimline lights and the muscular rear haunches ensure that this improved version appears sharper and more distinctive than before. Helping in this is the way that the front A-pillars have been moved further back to create a longer, more sculpted bonnet that flows into the raised, chromed trapezoidal Ford front grille that's now familiar from other cars in the company's range. And behind the wheel? Well, as before, the vast glass area and the slim windscreen pillars mean that all-round visibility is excellent. Ahead of you through the leather-trimmed three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, there's a clear, classy instrument cluster that in mid and upper-range models gives you a sophisticated 10.2-inch TFT set-up made up of various inset multi-function displays. Anything this set-up can't tell you will probably be covered by the feature that on all models dominates the centre of the dash, the 8-inch SYNC3 colour touchscreen, there to play its part in reducing button clutter and giving the cabin a cleaner, smarter feel. The S-MAX now features Easy-Entry second row seats that provide one touch access to third row seating with a new design that tips and slides the seat forward in one action. Storage also includes new covered stowage in the instrument panel top, a media storage area incorporated into the centre stack, and concealed under-floor stowage behind the third row. Out back, there's plenty of room in both second and third seating rows and a luggage capacity that varies between 285 and 2,020-litres, depending on the seat configuration.

Market and Model

List pricing suggests that you'll be paying somewhere in the £29,000 to £40,000 bracket for your S-MAX, depending upon the variant you choose. Above base 'Zetec'-spec, there are three further trim levels; 'Titanium', 'ST-Line' and plush 'Vignale'. Even base 'Zetec'-spec gets you plenty of kit though, including 17-inch alloys, the SYNC3 infotainment system, parking sensors, keyless start, a DAB radio, sports seats, power fold mirrors, a tonneau cover, an electric handbrake and ISOFIX attachments for child seats in the second row. All models sold in this country come in 7-seat configuration and if you avoid the entry-level petrol and diesel variants, there's the £1,500 option of the Powershift 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission many buyers want. Looking at the various EcoBlue options available, we'd want to find the £350 premium to go from the rather feebly-performing entry-level 120PS unit to the mid-range 150PS version that, priced at around £30,000, probably represents the sweet spot in the line-up. For this test though, we elected to look at the slightly pokier 190PS variant but it's quite an expensive choice: since you can't have this engine in basic 'Zetec' trim, you're looking at needing nearly £32,500 for it - quite a jump. If you want to take up the opportunity that this second generation S-MAX offers of finding an extra £1,500 for Ford's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, you'll find it only in the diesel range where it's only offered as an option on the 150PS manual model or the 190PS Powershift automatic variant.

Cost of Ownership

Assuming you're happy with a manual gearbox and front wheel drive, you'll get the same returns whether you order your S-MAX EcoBlue model with 120, 150 or, as in this case, 190PS. Specifically, we're talking 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and 132g/km of CO2. That's not quite as good a showing as you'd get from slightly smaller 7-seat MPVs like Renault's Grand Scenic or Citroen's Grand C4 Spacetourer, but it's on a par with the latest equivalent versions of large People Carrying rivals like SEAT's Alhambra and Volkswagen's Sharan. A Ford Mondeo Estate with the same engine we tried would be about 15% cheaper to run but, as you you'd expect, the S-MAX's showing does exactly match that of its sister model, the Galaxy, which shares exactly the same engine range. What else? Well, all S-MAX models come with an unremarkable 3 year/ 60,000 mile Ford warranty, with Ford Assistance at the roadside for the first year. If you plan on keeping your car for longer or are a high mileage driver, you can pay a small extra cost to extend that warranty to either 4 years and 80,000 miles or 5 years and 100,000 miles. There's also the option of a 'Ford Protect Premium Plan' that over two or three years, can cut the cost of scheduled servicing.

Summary

Most MPVs are enough to put you to sleep. With the S-MAX, Ford has always tried to develop one with a bit of personality, proving that such vehicles needn't be dull and putting a smile on the faces of enthusiastic drivers with family commitments to meet. These are people who want an element of flair, but aren't prepared to sacrifice basic People Carrying qualities like space, safety and practicality in order to get it. This second generation S-MAX, like its predecessor, meets family needs in a dynamic manner that frankly, no other competitor can quite match. For us, it's the best seven-seater Ford makes. And for you? Well try one: you might find it quite a revelation.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£382.09
Deposit£2500
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£24,998
Credit amount£22,498
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£10,250
Total amount payable£30,709.23
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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