Need a larger car for a growing family, but don’t want to feel like you’re driving a small van? The Ford C-Max has the upright seating and space of a compact MPV, but is based on the sharp-handling Ford Focus; the original C-Max launched in 2003, even reflected that in the name. It’s a more satisfying drive than either the VW Golf SV or the Renault Scenic. You’ll find thousands of used Ford C-Max cars for sale in our classifieds - but which is best? Launched in 2010, a used Ford C-Max still looks good today and shares a platform with several well-regarded hatchbacks, crossovers and SUVs. Handling is above average for the class, and the interior quality is also impressive. Improvements in technology and engine selection mean a 2015-on or nearly-new Ford C-Max offers the best economy, infotainment and runnng-cost combination. We’d recommend the 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol, with 150hp and in Titanium spec as the sweet spot in the range; if buying models registered around 2016, look for Ford Sync 3 to get the best sat nav and Apple CarPlay support. For families looking to cut costs, the 2003-2010 first generation - initially called the Focus C-Max - is great value. Pick of the diesel engine range is the 1.6 TDCi with 110hp, though higher-mileage examples should be considered only if they’ve got a full service history. The 2.0-litre petrol and diesel have the power to fully enjoy that Focus-based chassis, but with higher repair costs, we’d stick to the lower-end models. You’ll find the best deals on a used or nearly-new Ford C-Max near you with our versatile search filters - find your next car with Parkers now.
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