Superb interior build quality, solid feel, neat styling
No seven seat option, not as practical or flexible as some people carriers
Ford was a little late in launching a compact people carrier but the Focus C-MAX (rebadged as just the C-MAX in 2007) made a big impact in the market. Neatly styled, well built and comfortable, it's based on the excellent Focus and shares its keen driving prowess. However, the big drawback is that it's not available with seven-seats - a feature that many compact people carriers offer.
It's not particularly flexible either and lacks features such as fold-flat chairs. That doesn't prevent it from being useful family transport though and the diesel engines are particularly good.