The Ford S-Max 2.0 Zetec could be ferrying your kids to school for £329 per-month.
The Ford S-Max 2.0 Zetec could be ferrying your kids to school for £329 per-month. This twenty-four payment finance offer also requires a £5,042 deposit, and the interest rate is a pleasingly low 4.9% APR. The final purchase payment, which is optional, is £8,744. Further terms include the 9,000 mile annual allowance, which is enough to get the kids to their after-school clubs. The alternative is to purchase this family workhorse outright for £21,495.The Ford S-Max is one of the finest multi-purpose vehicles of its generation. It is engaging to drive, for starters, unlike some MPVs that handle like skateboards. Overall it has a sportier look and feel than most of its competitors - but it retains its family-focussed practicality. As such it has: seven seats, twenty-six cubbyholes, and – with the rear seats folded – its cargo capacity is a van-like 2,000-litres. Perfect for baby food and old nappies. The Ford S-Max 2.0 Zetec produces 145ps. That propels this mile-muncher to 62mph in 10.5 seconds. Fairly fast then, so no excuse to be late arriving at school. Around town this seven-seater returns 25mpg, but this rises to 44.1mpg on the extra-urban cycle. The average is an unremarkable 34.5mpg. Emissions are 189g/km, so twelve months road tax costs £245. Not the cheapest MPV to run, but it is an easy to live with and versatile choice.