The Ford S-Max 7 seater was first introduced into the UK market in 2006. It is an MPV manufactured by Ford primarily for its large European market. It has been designed in a sporty styling with remarkable technology, thus enabling it to grow in popularity since its creation in 2006. It is a particularly spacious car which makes it an ideal family car. It has seven seats and still retains a sporty look unlike the people carriers of previous years, hence making the Ford S-Max a great model to choose. The second row and the last row of seats can be folded down to give additional space for those times when you need extra boot space for luggage. Unlike some other vehicles in the family car market, this Ford isn’t a 4×4 or all-wheel drive, so if you’re out in the wilds of Scotland or you prefer the versatility of a 4WD option then you might want to look at a vehicle such as the seven seat Volvo XC90 or the Audi Q7.
Spacious & Practical Seating
This spacious MPV has three seats in the middle and two more seats at the back. The front and the middle seats can be easily adjusted to provide more leg-room without squishing those sitting behind. The two back seats are only really useful for children, however since this area eats into part of the boot. The S-max has spaces in between the seats to allow easy movement and also easily accommodates tall passengers. The two back-row seats can be folded to create a large space of more than 2,000 litres in volume. This is an ideal car for a family since it can accommodate 7 people and still has room for luggage. In terms of safety, the S-Max has plenty of airbags to protect the occupants in case of an accident and the car has great handling capabilities and is a pleasure to drive – check out the Euro Ncap safety ratings here.
An Economical Vehicle
In the year of 2010 the car was restructured by Ford and it received great modifications such as the new Eco-boost petrol engine to enhance its quality. Its front and back tyres can operate to about 15,000 miles before they wear and require replacement. The 2.0 litre Eco-boost petrol engine makes the car a fast and economical family car contender, and reduces the CO2 emissions by about 20%. Other customers may prefer the diesel engine which is reasonably economical and still provides a good driving experience. The insurance band and road tax may vary depending on the age and CO2 emissions of that particular model, however it produces emissions of between 139 g/km to about 194g/km depending on the engine. There is a good range of both Petrol and Diesel engines to choose from, giving buyers the option of a reasonably economical car or something that is going to provide a more sporty drive. The most economical engine for this car is the 2.0 litre which gives its owners good fuel consumption with a combined 47mpg, which is pretty impressive for a 7 seat car. Other accessories and gadgets fitted to the car such as GPRS, cruise control, digital monitoring and other additional interior design quirks elevate the level of luxury, whilst still retaining a fairly reasonable price. A new Ford S-Max can cost as little as £22,550 in the current market.
Stylish & Full of Gadgets
The interior of the car is very stylish and is fitted with many gadgets, such as automatic windscreen wipers, electronic rear mirrors, sports suspension and the seats are well designed so that they can fit a baby carrier / car seat with ease. The MPV is available in a range of colours in Ford’s new sporty or traditional (your choice) colour schemes. It is fitted with parking sensors, automatic lights, and a digital radio. Some variants have partly leather seats and the car is also fitted with electronic side mirrors allowing easy adjustment by the driver. Passengers are able to listen to music from their iPods / iPhones through a single USB port inside the car. The S-Max 7 seater makes an ideal family car by being not too big but not too small, having seating for seven with space remaining for luggage, and being economical both in use and in purchase.