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Our fleet: Ford B-Max 1.6 TDCi Titanium - October 2014

Ford
BIK List Price
£17,840
Ford B-Max BIK list price
BIK Percentage
16%
Ford B-Max BIK Percent
CO2
104g/km
Ford B-Max CO2
Combined MPG
70.6
Ford B-Max MPG

Review

The tall, boxy MPV shape of the B-Max may not make it the most attractive vehicle on the fleet, but it does offer some useful advantages.

Despite its generally small dimensions, it manages to inherit several of the benefits of its larger MPV siblings.

The extra height Ford has bestowed upon the vehicle gives room for a tall windscreen, offering a great view of the road. When combined with the tall side windows, and upright seating positions, visibility and road awareness is pretty good.

Add in the clear and simple rear parking sensor system, and you’ve got a car that’s very much at home as a town or city runaround, while remaining practical.

At the car’s launch in 2012, Ford told Fleet News the car is for “people who want more space than a typical B-sector car but don’t want to drive something bigger”, which isn’t a bad summary.

It’ll hold its own on a motorway run without issue, and while fuel economy may suffer at higher speeds, comfort for the driver is surprisingly good. The seats offer decent support, and even after 200 miles and nearly four hours behind the wheel, I didn’t feel uncomfortable, though if there was aa passenger behind 6ft 3-me, they may not have felt the same way!

 

MPG: 51.5

Miles: 4,071

Top Speed
108mph
Ford B-Max Top Speed
VED band
B
Ford B-Max Ved
Fuel Type
Ford B-Max Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £5,825
4 Year 80k : £4,825
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 31.59
4 Year 80k : 29.11

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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