present it!: Ford S-Max | Drive it
The Ford S-Max has been around since 2006, and its high time for a little
change or two to re-invigorate this popular sports van. And thats just
whats happened. On the outside, there are more chrome strips to add
sparkle.But the real changes have taken place on the inside. Just like its
brother, the elegant Galaxy, the S-Max shares the same platform, and boasts
a newly developed EcoBoost engine
with direct fuel injection. Drive it! chose a nice, new, 6 speed, 203 horsepower S-Max with
a dual clutch gearbox to find out if all that glitters is really gold.
Ford S-Max: Sport-Van mit Möchte-gern-Sparmotor
Mit dem dynamischen S-Max fährt Ford seit Jahren an der Spitze des
Van-Segments. Damit das trotz des neuen VW Sharan so bleibt, wurde der
Kölner Bestseller überarbeitet.
Ford S-MAX MPV review - CarBuyer
Full review: http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/ford/s_max/mpv/review
There are plenty of boxy, dull to drive people carriers that claim to rival
Ford's seven-seat S-MAX for practicality... But none are as good to look
at, or feel as special from the driver's seat. Despite the generous
dimensions, the S-MAX feels compact and nimble from behind the wheel. And
although the two rearmost seats are for children only, they fold flat
easily and there's a big boot.
Test: neuer Ford S-Max 2.0 Turbo 2011
Ford S-Max: Der Maxi wird geschrumpft. Das gilt glücklicherweise nicht
für den Innenraum. Downsizing heißt das Stichwort. Mit weniger Hubraum
und einem EcoBoost-System will Ford
den Durst des Familienvans zügeln. Ob das gelungen ist und sich die
Investition von mindestens 28.000 € lohnt, verrät unser Autotest.
The Stunning Ford S-MAX
Ford S-MAX has evolved. And it shows. The new S-MAX -- a flexible Sports
Activity Vehicle (SAV) with seven seats -- is an exclusive combination of
premium sports styling, enhanced dynamic ability and functional excellence.
Step through the S-MAX range, right up to Titanium. Test Drive it now at
Lifestyle Ford in Horsham, Crawley, Redhill, Tunbridge Wells or Tonbridge
2008 Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi Trend Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
Bought new July 2010. When delivered door panels did not line up, vibration
from front which got worse over time and is still not fixed. Steering is
jittery and vague, handling is not like a car despite what the media says,
it is awful. The engine is underpowered, struggles with even a moderate
load. Fuel economy 42ish on long motorway run, 38 overall. Inside the space
is fantastic, as is the level of equipment, driving position very good,
although seats uncomfortable for long journeys. Auto lights and wipers are
a nightmare, sunlight and shadows set them off, but it takes a lot of rain
to make them work. DAB radio loses signal too often, FM radio has very poor
reception. Tyre wear slightly higher than usual and replacement tyre is
around £180. No spare tyre only powder. DVD system very good but the unit
is mounted under front passenger seat & makes changing discs difficult. I
have found Ford dealers to be disingenuous or incompetent. Will replace
this car with VW as soon as I can afford to do so, and steer clear of Ford.
And to the Peugeot 5008 reviewer who said Buy British, Buy an SMAX...it's
built in Genk, Belgium.
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium 5dr
Jason Huggett , west Sussex . Date: 11/05/2011
Overall verdict 5 out of 5 stars What's it like to drive 5 out of 5 stars
Running costs 5 out of 5 stars Quality, practicality and equipment 5 out of
5 stars Average MPG 42 My car
I'm the sort of person who would say, 'hmmm I wonder why people bother to
leave feedback on these sites, have they nothing else better to do ?' but
having spent many years searching for a car that is: great for me to drive
to work in; sporty but economical; able to fit seven people in
occasionally; looks good and of course have the ability for me to spec with
a load of useful goodies for me to play with - yes, I'm a bloke in case
you're wondering - I felt obliged to share my thoughts on this fantastic
car, which meets all our requirements and is still fun after six months of
ownership. Not many cars exceed the hype these days but woww, we loveeeee
this. We purchased an ex demo car so it has sat nav, sports suspension
(full sport interior - looks great), voice control, electric everything,
reversing camera with full sensors (my wife still hasn't scraped it or hit
anyone in six months - this is a record), panoramic sunroof (great - but
shame it doesn't actually open really). Its a diesel, but driving it,
honestly, you wouldn't know - really prrrrrrs along - quiter than my car
which is supposed to be a top brand......I looked at all versions and
having reached 50 mpg on a long drive the 163 cannot be beaten - it still
gives real umph when you need it. I could go on - everything about this is
positive - the only slight issue, blame myself as I chose it - the sports
version is perhaps a little hard on the drive, without sports suspension
the car can't be beat !
1.8 TDCi Zetec 6spd 5dr
Alf Clif , . Date: 07/05/2011
Overall verdict 1 out of 5 stars What's it like to drive 4 out of 5 stars
Running costs 3 out of 5 stars Quality, practicality and equipment 2 out of
5 stars Average MPG 45 My car
Our relationship with our S-Max was a love/hate relationship which has
resulted in our seperation (we sold it). The car was suprisingly fun and
rather sporty to drive (for an MPV) as we expected it to handle like a
brick. It was well kitted out and was extremeley spacious which was the
main attraction. Our family holidays with the five of us were easy as the
boot is huge and the second row of seats is really spacious. The main
problem we had was it just wouldn't start consistently. It suffered from
what appears to be a common S-Max fault of an 'unknown battery drain.' We
had replacement batteries, alternators to no avail and when this made no
difference we were then faced with an absolutley shocking poor performance
from our local Ford garage and the Ford Technical (read Ford Incompetent)
Dept. We had weeks of time wasted to and fro'ing from garages and
repetitive phone calls and Ford never managed to fix the fault. Other
probelms we had included the door window disappearing into the door and not
coming out, broken air conditioning system and also bits falling of the
CD/audio system. In summary, a huge sporty MPV, it's just a shame it didn't
start and the build quality was abysmal.I love driving this car...i find it
really comfortable and it doesnt seem large when you are driving
it(although it is quite big to park as with all MPVs) The drive cannot be
faulted in my view, however there are some internal quality issues....
interior compartment catches (on my SMax anyway....maybe unlucky!?!)are
very poor quality and almost all stopped being able to open and close
within a very short time from new! Also boot sensor mostly says that the
boot compartment is open even when it is not! The front number plate
coating has peeled off making it difficult to read and unsightly! Plenty of
space is a bonus though!...lots of leg room!
2012 Ford S-Max review - What Car?
Read the full What Car? Ford S-Max review http://bit.ly/yiEA4I
The Ford S-Max is more fun to drive than most other MPVs, yet it's also
refined. The cabin is roomy and versatile, while all versions are well
The rearmost two seats aren't comfy for adults and they're fiddly to fold.
Prices for higher-spec models are rather dear.
The Ford S-Max is an MPV that requires little compromise. Brilliant.