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Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

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Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)
Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

Why is Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    6.4l/100 kmvs9.62l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    4.6l/100 kmvs6.59l/100 km
  • Height
    1.68mvs1.7m
  • less CO2 emissions
    119g/kmvs153.74g/km
  • Width
    1.83mvs1.94m
  • shorter length
    4.52mvs4.67m
  • Weight
    1.5tvs1.76t
  • longer basic warranty (km)
    90000kmvs83290.46km

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General info

1.Has air suspension
Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

2. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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3. less CO2 emissions

119g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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104g/km

4. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

3yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

475l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2.height

1.68m

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1.54m

3.width

1.83m

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4. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1742l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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4247l

5. shorter length

4.52m

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6. longer wheelbase

2.79m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

13.6s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2. faster top speed

185km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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220km/h

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

6.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

4.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.2l/100 km

3. more horsepower

99hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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283hp

4. more cylinders

3

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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5. more valves

12

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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6. higher maximum torque

175Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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Features

1. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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2.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Grand C-Max MPV 1.0T (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

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