For unrivalled versatility combined with an enjoyable driving experience, Motability customers should look to the stylish S-MAX. This seven-seat MPV comes in a choice of Zetec, Titanium and Titanium Sport models and each one boasts extensive standard equipment.
The sleek, aerodynamic shape of the S-MAX gives it an upmarket appearance, accentuated by the wide front grille and classy chrome detailing. The sharp creases to the bodywork ensure it looks sportier than most other MPVs on the market. The entry-level Zetec model boasts 17-inch alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors, and the Titanium trim adds LED daytime running lights and privacy glass for an exclusive appearance. The range-topping Titanium Sport model features an athletic body styling kit including a subtle rear spoiler.
There is plenty of room for seven people to travel comfortably in the Ford S-MAX, making it ideal for Motability customers with large families. The S-MAX also has an Easy-Entry system to make it easier to access the rearmost seats, which allows the middle row to tilt and slide forwards in one seamless movement. When all seven seats are in place there is a 285-litre boot, and you can fold the third row flat to create usable space of 965 litres. This is ample to accommodate a wheelchair or scooter.
The S-MAX is highly refined, with an uncluttered cockpit which is equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen as standard. This provides you with intuitive command of the SYNC 2 infotainment system, including DAB radio. All models have supportive sports seats, and the Titanium Sport adds luxuries such as satellite navigation and heated front seats.
The S-MAX is a fun and rewarding car, with sharp handling that delivers a lively drive on winding roads. This model is also comfortable and refined to drive for long periods, with a relaxed feel at high speeds. There is a wide range of engines on offer, with four diesel units and two petrol units to choose from. The keenest performer is the 2.0-litre EcoBoost, which propels the S-MAX from zero to 60mph in just over eight seconds.
If you are looking to maximise your fuel efficiency, opt for the frugal 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with 118bhp. This unit is the most economical, returning up to 56.5mpg combined with CO2 emissions of just 129g/km. You can opt for all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, and Ford’s excellent PowerShift dual-clutch automatic gearbox is available as an option.
All available with front and rear parking sensors
† and metallic paint*.
All models have an Emergency Assistance feature as standard, which contacts the emergency services automatically if you are involved in an accident. The Titanium variant has extensive driver assist technologies to reduce your risk of a collision, including a Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition and Cruise Control.
If you are interested in the Ford S-MAX and would like to find out more, please contact the Motability specialists at our dealerships in Eastbourne, Hastings or Halland. You can arrange a meeting by enquiring online or phoning your nearest Birchwood Ford branch directly.
* Excludes Design body colours and Special body colours. Design body
colours and Special body colours are available to order, but at
† Front and rear parking sensors will be included as standard on all New S-MAX contracted through the Motability Scheme. No cash alternative is available. Applications must be received and accepted by Motability Operations Limited between 1 October 2015 and 31 December 2015.