Driving

What's most impressive about the C-MAX is its road manners. The suspension set-up is firm, ensuring it handles well, with minimal body roll, although forgiving damper settings mean that the ride is commendably smooth. It's no match for the excellent Citroen C4 Picasso, but it does a fine job of ironing out road imperfections all the same. The Ford also has an excellent engine option, in the form of the 2.0-litre TDCi. While a little harsh on start-up, once on the move, it is hushed and refined, particularly when compared to the VW Group's TDIs. It's torquey and powerful, so performs well at the test track. On the road, it feels equally quick, especially at motorway speeds where it is willing and able. Mind you, the less powerful 1.6-litre TDCi is also good (if more likely to struggle with a fully-laden C-MAX), which means petrol alternatives, while decent, fade into the background a little.

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