Even in strong crosswinds the Ford C-Max proved reassuringly stable. Through the lane-change test Ford’s new MPV also scored highly, quickly pulling the caravan into line and going exactly where the driver intended.
However, the 1.6 TDCi engine’s throttle response was sluggish, and although it pulled well in the mid-range, the diesel tended to bog down at low revs. The C-Max struggled to pull car and caravan beyond 65mph into a headwind.
It has a large boot and good head- and legroom, but there’s a bit too much wind noise at motorway speeds.
While not cheap, the Titanium is well equipped for the money.