Elegant yet interesting, the Ford S-Max is a beautifully composed family car. ST-Line models stand out with a sports styling kit, red brake callipers and tinted headlights. Vignale models are luxurious, with LED headlights and plush leather seats.
The 2.5 Duratec 190PS hybrid engine kicks out 187bhp and 148 lb-ft of torque, returning up to 43.5mpg combined. It’s paired to a CVT auto gearbox, and all versions get cruise control, Lane-Keeping Aid with Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.
The S-MAX has an extended wheelbase for generous legroom and the seven-seat layout ensures you always have enough space for the family. In 7-seat mode, the boot has 285-litres of space, expanding to 965-litres in 5-seat mode.
Living with it
The 8” touchscreen has SYNC 3 voice control, in-built navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All versions have heated front seats and a heated windscreen, with Vignale models boasting climate-controlled front seats with massage.