New 2015 Ford S-Max review

The new Ford S-Max has been revamped. Same great drive, but an altogether classier interior.

If you are looking for a used Ford car in Dorset or around the country, the old S-Max model is still a force to be reckoned with. With five main seats, plus a further two that can be cantilevered into the boot floor when they’re not needed, this roomy MPV makes for a great family car that will serve most lifestyles incredibly well. Declared Britain's best MPV for the third successive year at the Auto Express New Car Awards, as reported in this previous article, the S-Max already has an impressive reputation, but can the 2015 edition live up to the hype?

The new edition looks to extend this reputation as Ford looks to build on its previous successes, having sold some 210,000 in the UK alone in the nine years this model has been on sale. This new model comes with the same look and feel, but with vents and additional curves along the sides, as well as the latest Ford grille – it has had an impressive makeover.

Dashboard design change

If you are thinking of going in for a new model at Ford Wiltshire dealerships then the main thing to take into consideration with the new S-Max is the new dashboard design. The classy look is certainly something you take notice of and is evidently improved upon from the old design. The new model has other benefits in its 8-inch touchscreen, which comes as standard, and a satnav upgrade that is essentially free on the base Zetec model. According to CAP, the satnav upgrade essentially comes at no additional cost as, although you will have to pay out an extra £300, it goes straight on to the resale value.

There are also two turbocharged petrol engines to choose from, a 158bhp 1.5-litre and a 237bhp 2.0-litre, while there are four bhp options in the 2.0-litre diesel, at 118, 148, 177 and 207bhp.

Still not convinced? Then come on down for a test drive; we’re sure to give you something to think about.

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