2017 Ford S-Max Review


It’s not uncommon for a manufacturer to offer more than one seven-seat MPV, and Ford is one of those brands. The Galaxy is its largest and most spacious model, but the S-Max has a reputation for being better to drive – so much so, it's even able to lure across Audi and BMW drivers. It’s still a spacious car, though, targeted squarely at families.


Body Styles: 5dr MPV           Seats: 7          MRP from £25,895 - £37,045 


Did you know? The S-Max is only sold in Europe, as the US market sees it as far too small by its own standards.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.4/10)

Ford’s MPVs have a good reputation as low-compromise family cars, at least from the driver’s point of view. This second-generation S-Max hasn’t really moved the game on, though, and rivals have caught up, all-but eliminating its old advantages from behind the wheel. On the other hand, it’s still a comfortable and reasonably dynamic MPV with massive space for five people, or plenty of room for seven without too much luggage.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)


★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)