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2012 (12) Ford C-Max1.6 Zetec 5dr

Falkirk Fiat / Abarth
Only £6698
£300 deposit
£128.81 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB portEasy fuel capless refuelling system
PASTrip computer

Entertainment

DAB radio/CD playerRemote audio controls on steering wheel

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpers with black rubbing stripBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsElectric front windows
Electric heated door mirrorsFront fog lamps
Intermittent rear wash/wipeQuickclear heated windscreen

Interior Features

12V accessory sockets - front and rear4 spoke leather steering wheel
Air conditioningAluminium scuff plates
Auxiliary power socketCentre armrest with storage box
Centre consoleCloth upholstery
Courtesy light in luggage compartmentDriver seat lumbar adjustment
Driver's seat manual height adjustFront/rear courtesy lights
Fully adjustable front headrestsIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gearknobRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear parcel shelfSatin chrome interior door handles
Three adjustable rear head restraintsVersatile split folding rear seat - 40/20/40

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS + traction control
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Electronic brake force distributionEmergency brake assist
ESPFront and rear curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsIntelligent Protection System (IPS)

Security

Anti-theft immobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote central double lockingThatcham 1 volume sensing alarm

Wheels

16" 5 spoke Y alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.435CO2 (g/km)154
HC0.61Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.41Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1596Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)79
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)53.3EC Urban (mpg)32.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power105
Coin SeriesZetecInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0711E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %92NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %50
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months96
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.6Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT111Engine Torque - MKG15
Engine Torque - NM150Top Speed112

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKE YWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1626Length4380
Width1828Width (including mirrors)2067

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1860
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1723Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)666
Max. Loading Weight486Max. Towing Weight - Braked800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked685Minimum Kerbweight1374
No. of Seats5
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 C-MAX

Ford's second generation C-MAX is brought bang up to date with a raft of improvements that family buyers will love. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Ford C-MAX compact MPV has been treated to a wash and brush up. Cleaner styling and engines are a big draw, with the introduction of a Focus-style dashboard and a 1.5-litre diesel powerplant that'll be the big seller here in the UK. Refinement has been improved and there are a stack of high-tech options to consider.

Background

Compromise doesn't have to be a dirty word. In fact, intelligent compromise is exactly what underpins the design of Ford's C-MAX compact MPV. Here's a car that needs to be big enough to fit family and luggage but not so big that it's too hard to pilot around town or park. It requires an engine with the torque to move a fully loaded car but not one that's so thirsty that the family purse strings are going to be stretched to breaking point. It would need all the modern safety and convenience features that buyers demand, but pricing that isn't out of reach of wage packets that already have school uniforms to buy and hungry mouths to feed. Hitting the sweet spot in all of those decisions and many others beside is where the expertise lies and is the reason why the C-MAX is one of the biggest selling cars in its class. Ford first introduced this compact MPV model in 2003 and since then has sold more than 1.2 million in Europe and currently holds a 12% market share. This heavily revised second generation model looks to make further inroads into the shares of rivals like the Citroen C4 Picasso, the Volkswagen Golf SV, the Renault Scenic and the Peugeot 3008.

Driving Experience

The C-MAX was always an easy pick for anyone who enjoyed driving. It was by far the best car in its class when showed a B-road. Now that the Golf SV is around, that superiority is no longer quite so cut and dried, but it's still a class act. Particular attention this time round has been paid to improving refinement. Noise, vibration and harshness have been improved through the use of thicker side glass and more absorbent seals around the tailgate and rear view mirror. The engine bay heat shield has been filled with acoustic damping material to reduce powertrain noise and diesel variants are equipped with extra acoustic seals to further reduce noise intrusion. A re-tuned dual mass flywheel helps to reduce shaking forces when the engine is under load, while revised engine mounts offer improved refinement during Auto-Start-Stop operation. The star of the engine line-up is the 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine, seen for the first time in the C-MAX, replacing the old 1.6-litre unit. Power goes up by five per cent while emissions drop by six points. There are also the multi-award winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, offered once again in 100 and 125PS outputs. The big capacity diesel in the range is a revised 150PS 2.0-litre unit.

Design and Build

The design of this C-MAX is evolutionary, with many of the details being brought up to date to reflect contemporary Ford thinking. The dynamic styling delivers a stronger, sleeker front end, featuring Ford's distinctive inverted trapezoidal grille. The washer jets have been hidden underneath the windscreen to give a cleaner look while the tailgate has been given a smoother and more sophisticated one-piece appearance. Inside, you'll find a dash that's a lot less fussy than the previous model, reflecting the customer-led design refinements that have already been executed on the Focus. There are fewer controls and switches, while the new black satin trim and chrome detailing contributes to a cleaner look. Functions are simpler to use, such as the air-conditioning controls that now feature buttons that are easier to recognise and distinguish from each other. Practicality improves too, with a redesigned centre storage console. The seats still tumble down individually in one motion to create a flat floor, with over 470-litres of space with all five seats in place.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £18,000 and range up to just over £26,000, so there's a model-for-model saving of around £1,600 over the larger Grand C-MAX model if you don't need that version's 7-seat capacity. Ford has gone quite big on electronic gizmos in this latest iteration of the C-MAX. The last model also had a lot of smart tech features and Ford rightly left most of them on the options list, giving customers the choice of whether they wanted to pay extra or not for these nice-to-haves. You can now get one of those tailgate openers which operate when you wave your foot under the bumper. These have always struck us as a little strange because if you're so laden down that you can't open the boot, are you really going to stand there doing one-legged manoeuvres? Anyway, there's also a perpendicular parking system and Active City Stop collision avoidance that operates at up to 31mph. Ford's latest Sync2 voice-activated connectivity system is also on offer, delivering smartphone sync and the chance to control some of the car's minor functions by voice command. The clearer eight-inch colour touchscreen is a welcome addition. Ford also bring us MyKey technology, which lets parents set a top speed and limit stereo volume in advance to prevent the young 'uns getting a bit overexcited.

Cost of Ownership

The diesel models really come into their own when you're willing to put some miles on the clock. If you want the C-MAX as a mere school run and shopping vehicle, you'd actually be better advised going for one of the economical 1.0-litre petrol models as they're priced so cheaply as to be a more cost-effective purchase. The 1.0-litre variants return 117g/km of CO2. Really leverage the economy benefits of the diesel engine though and you'll save big. The 1.5-litre TDCI diesel returns a combined fuel economy figure of better than 65mpg with 105g/km of CO2, which is excellent for a car of this size and with this much torque. Go for the 2.0-litre and it will also get around 60mpg. Insurance reflects the C-MAX's family owner profile, excellent safety and security record and low cost of repairs. The 1.6-litre model is expected to be rated at just Group 16E. Compare that to Group 19E for a 110PS diesel Renault Scenic.

Summary

In truth, Ford didn't need to do a whole lot to the C-MAX to keep it right at the head of the pack. The improvements to the interior and the big efficiency gains leveraged by the 2.0-litre diesel, as well as the introduction of the 1.5-litre diesel, are all worthy updates but the overall look, feel and appeal of the C-MAX hasn't been markedly altered. Still, the arrival of new entrants into this market, most notably the Volkswagen Golf SV, means that if Ford had been content to rest on its laurels it could well have seen the C-MAX rapidly slip from grace. As it stands, this much improved second generation car looks to have what it takes to keep its rivals on its toes for some time yet. The more some things change, the more they stay the same.

Performance
60%
Handling
100%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

Hire purchase (HP)

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£128.81
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£6698
Credit amount£6398
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£8029.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

The benefits of HP

  • Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments
  • When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the car
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