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4 out of 5 4.0
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Ford S-MAX (2006 - 2014) Review Video
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At a glance

New price £17,290 - £32,600
Used price £960 - £11,790
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £150 - £565
Insurance group 14 - 27 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Huge cabin and boot, fold flat seats, great to drive, well styled, carries seven in comfort

CONS

Stability control not standard, awkward handbrake, no air conditioning on Edge models

Ford S-MAX rivals

Written by Alisdair Suttie on

The Ford S-MAX is a people carrier with a sporty edge. It's designed to stand out from the crowd with sharp styling, tight handling and powerful engines. It certainly doesn't feel like an MPV from behind the wheel with agile handling and accurate steering. There's more to the S-MAX than just looks though - it's also very practical thanks to seven seats and a fold-flat load area.

However, if you're not taken by the sports-inspired styling and need more interior space there are more conventional people carriers including Ford's own Galaxy. Both cars were designed together and share the majority of components. The S-MAX had a modest makeover in 2010 with a redesigned grille, LED rear lights, a restyled tailgate and some new engines.

Ford S-MAX rivals