posted 7 years ago

New Ford Grand C-Max 1.6 TDCi Zetec

The Ford Grand C-Max 1.6 TDCi Zetec might save Christmas.

The Ford Grand C-Max 1.6 TDCi Zetec might save Christmas. But why? Let us answer that by remembering what is really important about the festivities. No, not the presents or the food – and certainly not the decorations. It is 'getting rid' of your family as quickly as possible. Nobody wants to be near Uncle Bill once he has eaten sprouts, and who can tolerate Auntie Edna after she has emptied the bottle of sherry. Fortunately, the Grand C- Max has seven seats so you can take every relative home in one easy trip. These seats have a '2+3+2' configuration, and the middle row splits 40/20/40. Depending on the set-up, cargo capacity ranges from 92 to 1,742-litres. The latter is enough for a substantial pile of unwanted Christmas presents. Hello novelty socks, silly tie, and over-sized Xmas slippers.

The Ford Grand C-Max 1.6 TDCi Zetec is also reasonably kind to your wallet. What a relief after paying for that expensive turkey crown. As such, this seven-seater averages a cash-saving 57.7mpg, and returns up to 62.8mpg on the extra-urban cycle. It can also be taxed annually for only £95, and its price tag is a sensible £20,295. This workhorse has surprisingly engaging handling too, so you can confidently charge between the apexes after 'dumping' Uncle Bill. Its 0-62 time is 12.3 seconds which - although unremarkable - is fair. After all, there is no point in rushing home. The Great Escape is the only thing on TV.