Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Grand C-Max originally achieved the full five stars in the Euro NCAP safety test back in 2010, but when re-assessed with tougher criteria in 2017 it dropped to three stars.

Ford has added a comprehensive suite of advanced active safety technologies featuring Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking (ABS) including Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Corner Brake Control (CBC).

The Grand C-Max has also got Traction Control System (TCS), Blind Spot Information System Active Park Assist. Passengers are well catered for as Ford has installed front airbags for driver and the front seat passenger. There are also side airbags for the driver and passenger and standard curtain airbags for the first and second row of seats. A Thatcham category one alarm is also standard and this has given the car a lower insurance grouping.

The Grand C-Max will be the big seller because the seven-seat layout works well. The engineers have designed a flexible 2+3+2 seating configuration. The three individual seats in the rear split 40/20/40. Practicality can be enhanced by adding the Comfort System, which allows you to fold the centre seat away and slide the outer seats backwards giving passengers more legroom and a 2+2 configuration.

However, the two seats in the rear should be used for small children because space is limited. Loadroom ranges from a minimum of 432 litres and expands to 1,723 litres with the rear seats folded.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Grand C-MAX (10-19).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Titanium optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Titanium X optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Zetec optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats

Euro NCAP Rating – 3 stars

The Ford Grand C-MAX (10-19) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 3 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

3 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 76%
Child Occupant: 60%
Vulnerable Road Users: 59%
Safety Assist: 29%

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.