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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Ford B-Max safety shouldn't pose too much of an issue because the Blue Oval has spent a lot of time and money on the structure of the car. Although it hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP yet many other Ford models have performed extremely well and we expect it to follow suit. This model is expected to achieve five stars when crash tested. All models feature side, knee and curtain airbags, stability control with electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency brake assist with hill start assist and tyre pressure warning.

Hill start assist is not available with the 1.4-litre petrol engine.

The obvious advantage when considering Ford B-Max practicality is its clever rear doors. While others open in a conventional style, the Ford’s entire side panel – including the B pillar – slides backwards to allow excellent access to the rear seats. This is going to appeal to Motability customers, for whom good access to the back is an essential trait in any car.

You can fit two full-sized adults in the back, but three will be a real squeeze. Headroom is stratospheric whether in the front or the back. The boot capacity of 318 litres is complemented by a false floor which makes it possible to store flat packages. There’s three cup holders in total – one in the back and two in the front. Although there are no door pockets in the rear, there’s a net behind the driver’s seat to store small items.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford B-MAX (12-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Studio equipment

Studio standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Studio optional equipment
None available

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
Titanium optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
Titanium X optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Zetec optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

Zetec Red Edition equipment

Zetec Red Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Zetec Red Edition optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

Zetec Silver Edition equipment

Zetec Silver Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
Zetec Silver Edition optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

Zetec White Edition equipment

Zetec White Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
Zetec White Edition optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford B-MAX (12-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 84%
Pedestrian: 67%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.