Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Though I choose the C-MAX I 2.0 Petrol Auto Titaminum.It took a bit of getting use to it, now I find it suits me fine for this moment in time.I will have to give it a lot of thought before I get another one,if the revised version has been updated to my full expectations then I will consider another one in the future.At the moment I wish to change to a smaller model,i.eThe new version of Coupe cc3 with diesel powershift.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Engine mabagement was poor from new. Very easy to stall with difficult hill starts. Modified at first service and greatly improved, though I would not like to tow a caravan with it. Comfortable & spacious. Mirrors too small. Dog guard attatched in such a way that you can't get the boot tray out! Would buy same again, but with a later engine - hopefully when the new one comes out next year.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent family motor; flexible, reasonable running costss, stylish (for an MPV). Clutch replaced at 122k miles - failed at 2pm, car returned by main dealer next morning! Bodywork holding up well despite high mileage - 125k to date. Intend to buy a new one when released, and keep this one as our 2nd car (currently using an Escort)

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An amazingly practical, roomy, versatile vehicle. The peformance is good for a vehicle of this size with only a 1.6 engine. the handling is brilloant as though in rails although this is offset by the fiorm ride.It has all the facilities that I require and at an offordable price.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Car great except for awful road noise and rattling interior & failed engine / electrical part that got water in it but was not in a waterproof box for some reason. Warranty support dreadful from Dinnages (local ford dealer) & costs hideous.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The windscreen is too large and the pillars have bad blind spots greatly restricting view. In my view this is dangerous on all roads except motorways and especially so on twisting country roads.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

good to drive but as not as practical or as cleaver as the some other mpv,s. tend to make a lot of tyre and wind noise. hate the electric hand brake and for a top modle not that much kit.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The cmax is a nice car to drive around town and motorway its seats are comfotable , the driving position is nice ,the spec lavel is good ,just waiting for the new one hurry up fords

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only problem has been a minor squeak from the driver's seat, otherwise no problems at all. Thirsty at low speeds no matter how careful with throttle brakes etc. front tyre wear!

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For an MPV superb road holding, auto box is extremely good, extremely practical with good luggage space for the size of car. Perfect for a family with the sliding rear seats.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is good to drive but suffers from lack of grip in the wet and snow. Comfortable seats and great driving position. Functional car, ideal for family.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues so far all services ok. Can be a bit thirsty driving around town, but suppose its a bit better than a petrol.

Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An ultra practical 5 seat MPV with excellant road holding and driver dynamics - the best MPV in its class.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

generally i think it is good, just a couple of niggles, the hard ride and tyre wear. 18 inch wheels.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A basic practical family car, few creature comforts ..a few problems but on the whole ok

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical car with enough space for my requirements. Economical to run and comfortable.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

C-MAX IS AN EXCELLENT CAR - VERY ECONIMCAL TO RUN AND VERY VERSATILE AND PRACTICAL.

Comfort: 0/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

comfy,economical,safe good handling seating arrangements could be better.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Practical. Good to drive. Looks reasonably good. Too thirsty for petrol

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Comfortable to ride in and to drive. Economicable. Good performance.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastically practical for families, and a great load lugger.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good practical car which meets my needs well

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable. practical and comfotable family car

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

very good does what it says on tin

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It dose the job it is built for

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Practical but essentially dull

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good practical all-rounder

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5