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2018 (18) Ford Grand C-MAX 1.0 EcoBoost 125 Zetec Navigation 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterDriver's information system
Easy fuel capless refuelling systemElectric power steering
Ford SYNC Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB portMulti function display colour screen
Rear parking sensorSYNC Emergency Assistance
Trip computer 

Entertainment

DAB radio/CD playerSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpers with black rubbing stripBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsChrome beltline trim
Chrome finish on upper door lineDual sliding side load doors
Electric front windows + drivers one touchElectric heated door mirrors
Electric rear windowsFront fog lamps
Intermittent rear wash/wipeQuickclear heated windscreen

Interior Features

12V accessory sockets - front and rearAir conditioning
Auxiliary power socketCentre armrest with storage box
Cloth upholsteryCourtesy light in luggage compartment
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver's seat manual height adjust
Front floor matsFront/rear courtesy lights
Fully adjustable front headrestsIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gearknobPremium centre console
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelSatin chrome interior door handles
Sports style front seatsThree height adjustable rear head restraints
Tonneau coverVersatile split folding rear seat - 40/20/40

Passive Safety

7 three point seatbeltsABS + traction control
Active city stopDriver and passenger airbags
Driver and passenger side airbagsElectronic brake force distribution
Emergency brake assistESP
Fasten seatbelt reminderFront and rear curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Anti-theft immobiliserLocking wheel nuts
MyKey systemRemote central double locking
Thatcham 1 volume sensing alarm 

Trim

Satin black trim 

Wheels

16" 5x2 spoke alloy wheelsMini steel 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

CO0.473CO2 (g/km)134
HC0.0569Noise Level dB(A)67
NOx0.035Particles0.0031
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71.9Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)53.3EC Urban (mpg)41.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power125
Coin DescriptionEcoBoost 125Coin SeriesZetec
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %76NCAP Child Occupant Protection %60
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 093NCAP Pedestrian Protection %59
NCAP Safety Assist %29Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.3Engine Power - BHP125
Engine Power - KW92Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed115

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/55 R16Tyre Size Rear215/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5x2 SPOKE
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1642Height (including roof rails)1694
Length4519Wheelbase2788
Width1828Width (including mirrors)2067

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2150
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1715Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)448
Max. Loading Weight732Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked900Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745
Minimum Kerbweight1418No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.2
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 Grand C-MAX

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The Ford Grand C-MAX seven-seat compact MPV has long been the best People Carrier of its kind to drive. In this revised post-2015 form, it also brought a range of useful fresh technologies to this segment and benefitted from smarter looks and a revised range of more efficient engines. As with the original version of this second generation model, you also get clever seat-folding mechanisms and plenty of space as part of an accomplished range of virtues.

History

It took Ford until 2010 to offers buyers in the compact MPV segment the option of seven seats. Still, when this Grand C-MAX model did arrive in 2011, it turned out to be a thoroughly well-engineered contender, here reviewed in updated post-2015-era guise, its revised second generation form. Like its five-seat C-MAX stablemate, this model's most unique selling point is the way that it's so much sharper to drive than obvious rivals. Aware though, that handling dynamics aren't an over-riding priority for most likely MPV buyers, Ford also included a range of other attributes rare in this segment - practical things borrowed from larger People Carriers. Like sliding side doors and clever seat-folding mechanisms. All this firmly established the Grand C-MAX as a seven-seat compact MPV that was difficult for potential buyers in this sector to ignore. By 2015 though, the market was looking much tougher and buyers were expecting considerably more in terms of safety, technology and efficiency. Hence the need for this much improved version, a car that was cleverer, more affordable to run and which featured a whole range of segment-first convenience features. Depending on the spec you choose, this rejuvenated Grand C-MAX model will park itself, stop itself in an emergency and open its rear hatch for you if your arms are full of shopping. It can connect you to the web, find you a restaurant and even limit its capabilities to suit your preferences if you happen to lend it out. At the same time, it can return early 50mpg plus, and, as was possible with the original version of this model, it can seat up to seven and feel rewarding on the back way home after everyone's been dropped off. This improved Grand C-MAX sold until late 2019 and then wasn't replaced as buying preferences turned towards SUVs.

What You Get

This Grand C-MAX was the version of the C-MAX that Ford chose to sell in its home Stateside market, so prior to the original launch of this model in 2010, there was quite a bit of pressure on the Blue Oval's design team to get this seven-seat body style right. Though sitting 58mm higher than the five-seat variant, it's only 140mm longer, which might make you wonder whether it's big enough for larger American families, let alone European ones - until you realise that this remains a car well over 4.5-metres in length. The looks aged well, requiring just a little freshening up in 2015 to keep this model looking current. And that's exactly what was delivered here. This updated version's restyling package was supposed to reflect the brand's so-called 'One Ford' global design language. Hence the addition of the distinctive trapezoidal front grille familiar from most of the company's other models, which joined the sleeker, 'chiselled' front headlamps. The cabin updates for this facelifted MK2 model included classer black satin trim and chrome detailing that contributed to a modern look. Some of the functions were simpler to use - the air conditioning controls for example, which gained buttons that were easier to recognise and distinguish. Others were relocated to the SYNC2 infotainment screen that on most models was added to dominate the centre of the dash. Take a seat in the second row and at first glance, things look quite familiar for a compact 7-seater of this kind. Look a little closer though and real innovation reveals itself in the form of the 'seat-eating-seat' mechanism where the rather narrow centre perch disappears into the seat alongside to provide a clear walkway into the rear between two middle chairs that then offer far more space for their occupants. Those who make it back to the third row are unlikely to be especially comfortable if they're of basket ball-playing height or overly familiar with the offerings of Colonel Sanders. These perches are intended for children - or reasonably agile adults on shorter journeys. And luggage room? Most of the time, Grand C-MAX owners will be travelling with these rearmost seats folded down, in which guise the luggage area can swallow up to 448-litres loaded to the parcel shelf. If you do need more space, then folding forward the second row seating frees up as much as 1,715-litres.

What to Look For

We found lots of satisfied Grand C-MAX customers but inevitably, our survey revealed quite a few issues too. We had various reports of electrical glitches and rattly interiors are quite common, so check on your test drive and re-negotiate if necessary. Another typical faulty is a DAB tuner that doesn't work. Often iPod/phone connectivity ports/systems stop working too, so connect up and try these. One owner complained of an engine misfire which needed a software update. Another found the horn stopped working. Another complained of noisy brakes. Some owners with auto gearboxes weren't happy, reckoning that problems started occurring after around 5,000 miles of use. As for the manuals, well these seem generally fine but one owner found that there was a 'clunk' every time the clutch engaged; another said the gear gaitor kept popping out of its fitting every time he selected reverse. More seriously, in one case, the anti-freeze holder on one Grand C-MAX drained into the oil sump, leading to a breakdown. Otherwise, you'll just need to look for the usual scratched alloys and evidence of child damage in the back. The cabin plastics mark easily, so check them carefully; this could be grounds for a small price reduction. As usual, check that the service book is fully stamped up to date. Some ex-fleet models may have missed out on garage visits.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2017 Grand C-MAX 1.0 EcoBoost 100PS - Ex Vat) An air filter costs around £7-£20 and an oil filter costs around £6-£8. A fuel filter is about £10. Brake pads sit in the £20 to £38 bracket for a front set; or £18-£40 for a rear set. From brake discs can be as affordable as around £55 but pricier brands can cost up to just over £200. A set of rear discs can be as cheap as around £63 but for pricier brands, you'll be paying up to around £80. Wiper blades cost in the £1-£17 bracket. A headlamp costs in the £145-£173 bracket, while a water pump costs in the £43-£53 bracket.

On the Road

On the move, despite being 110kg heavier than its five-seater stablemate, this Grand C-MAX model remains a class leader when it comes to handling dynamics. A standard torque vectoring system helps you get the power down through corners in which you'll really be able to place the car precisely thanks to re-tuned electric power steering that offers impressive levels of feel. Ford further improved the whole experience in this revised model, fitting stiffer suspension brushes and re-tuned dampers that reduce body roll without creating too much of an over-firm ride. Under the bonnet, most C-MAX buyers in search of petrol power will be looking at the two 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines and the choice Ford gives of either 100 or 125PS power outputs. Otherwise, potential buyers will be wanting to look at a diesel, probably the 120PS 1.5-litre unit. Here, 62mph is 21.3s away from rest and there's 270Nm of torque that gives you decent pulling power. Yet this variant will also return up to 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and put out no more than 113g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures). If you do need a bit more performance, then Ford also offers a 150PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel.

Overall

There are clear advantages in turning up late for any party and when in 2011, Ford became the last of the mainstream makers to bring us a seven-seat compact MPV, the brand took every opportunity to maximise its prospects with this Grand C-MAX model. Having looked at the options that other makers were offering in this segment, the company picked up on the need for a contender that would deliver things like sliding doors and more sophisticated seat folding mechanisms. Their engineers also noted just how dull most People Carriers of this kind were to drive. The result was an opportunity to redefine how a car of this kind should be. This Grand C-MAX did that at launch and continued to do so in this usefully revised post-2015 facelifted form. Of course, it's not perfect. Some rivals from this period shade it in terms of ultimate carriage capacity or cabin quality, while others are slightly cheaper. There's not much in it though and what's not up for debate is the fact that this Ford still leads the field by a useful margin when it comes to finding a mid-sized 7-seat MPV from this period with great driving dynamics. Perhaps what changed with this facelifted design though, is that if that doesn't matter to you, then there are here other reasons to still seriously consider this car. You can certainly see why so many families like it.

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

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£344.07
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£16,998
Credit amount£16,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£4292
Total amount payable£20,713.29
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge2.48p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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