Ford Grand C Max

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How much does the Ford Grand C Max cost to run?

The 1.5L diesel is the most economical Ford Grand C Max to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Ford Grand C Max 1.5L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does just over 64 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Nissan Note 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 17, which is lower than the Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Nissan Note 1.5L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Peugeot Partner Tepee has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
mpg54.358.9 - 64.235.3 - 35.857.742.2 - 42.8
emissions119113 - 124179 - 182129154
tax£30.00£125.00 - £30.00£260.00£125.00£200.00
insuranceGroup 10 - 18Group 17 - 19Group 21 - 23Group 15 - 16Group 19 - 20

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Ford Grand C Max: How big is the boot?

The Ford Grand C Max has an above average boot space (555 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 3 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 4 large bags or 4 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Citroen Berlingo Multispace MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 762 litres.

Is the Ford Grand C Max easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Nissan Note.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Grand C Max is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4519m, giving you a relatively small 281mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Kia Venga.

Which Ford Grand C Max has the best performance?

The fastest Ford Grand C Max from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 240 lbs/ft torque and 182 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Volkswagen Touran 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Ford Grand C Max to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.5L diesel1.5L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
zeroTo6212.2 - 13.612.3 - 13.410.512.38.9 - 9.9
torque170 - 200270 - 300240270240
bhp100 - 125120150115150 - 182

What size caravan or trailer, can the Ford Grand C Max tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Ford Grand C Max 2.0L diesel which has 370 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.