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

1. better fuel economy (city)

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.
5.4l/100 km
Citroen C4 Picasso (2014): 3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

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.
3.9l/100 km
Citroen C4 Picasso (2014): 3.2l/100 km

3. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
285l
Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014): 1257l

4. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
10.2s
Volkswagen Sharan SEL 2.0 TSI: 8s

5. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
138hp
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014): 283hp

6. more airbags

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.
7
Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014): 12

7. higher Euro NCAP rating

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.
5
Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014): 5

8. Has air suspension

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.
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
55% have it

9. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
139g/km
Ford B-MAX Zetec (2014): 104g/km

10. height

1.66m
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.54m

11. width

2.15m
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.7m

12. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.01m
Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014): 1.08m

13. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
64% have it

14. shorter length

4.77m
Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014): 3.98m

15. longer wheelbase

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).
2.85m
Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014): 3.08m

16. Has height-adjustable seat belts

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.
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
92% have it

17. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
92% have it

18. Has front-wheel drive

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.
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
92% have it

19. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
996mm
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 1.06m

20. smaller turn radius

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.
11.9m
Kia Rondo Platinum (2014): 5.5m

21. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
70l
Honda Odyssey Touring (2015): 79l

22. greater cargo volume (seats down)

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.
2000l
Toyota Sienna SE (2014): 4247l

23. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Ford S-MAX 2.0 Zetec (2014)
79% have it

24. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 24

25. more cylinders

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.
4
Nissan Quest SL (2014): 6

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