The B-Max continues to impress in the practicality department. The recent Easter break saw the Ford loaded to the gills with luggage and, much to my surprise and with some strategic loading, it swallowed everything my family and I needed for a five-day break, including a pushchair, travel cot, three suitcases, bed guard, four coats and enough toys and cider to keep everyone happy, as well as two adults and two children.
The boot capacity is helped greatly by the addition of the removable false floor, which adds a few extra inches of depth.
Fully loaded, the B-Max behaves well and feels virtually unchanged from the unladen car. Performance and road holding remain adequate and comfort levels high and, with a few motorway miles under its belt, I managed to nudge the fuel economy up to just over the 50 mark, a slight improvment from the regular 49mpg it returns around town.
I had feared that the five-speed gearbox might limit the B-Max’s ability to cruise quietly on the motorway but it is in fact a pleasure to drive in every situation.