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Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)

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Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014) review: 30 facts and highlights

Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
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Why is Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    5.4l/100 kmvs9.62l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    3.9l/100 kmvs6.59l/100 km
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    10.2svs10.96s
  • more airbags
    7vs6.95
  • less CO2 emissions
    139g/kmvs153.74g/km
  • Height
    1.66mvs1.7m
  • longer wheelbase
    2.85mvs2.83m
  • more headroom (rear)
    996mmvs989.67mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1. 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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2.Has air suspension
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (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.

3. less CO2 emissions

139g/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.Has fully independent suspension
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

5.Has front-wheel drive
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (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. smaller turn radius

11.9m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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5.5m

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

285l

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

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1257l

2.height

1.66m

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1.54m

3.width

2.15m

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1.7m

4. more headroom (front)

1.01m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

5. shorter length

4.77m

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3.98m

6. longer wheelbase

2.85m

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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3.08m

Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

10.2s

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

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8s

2. faster top speed

195km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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220km/h

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

5.4l/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)

3.9l/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

138hp

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

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4. larger fuel tank

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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5. more valves

16

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. more cylinders

4

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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6

Features

1. more airbags

7

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 height-adjustable seat belts
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (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.

3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (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.

4.Has Bluetooth
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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