Buying a used Ford S-MAX - which engine is best for economy?

I would like to buy a Ford S-MAX petrol. Could you advise which engine is the better buy. I have always thought the 2.3 engine was uneconomical, and not a powerful as the straight 2.0-litre. Which unit would you recommend?

Asked on 24 January 2016 by Robert Feeney.

Answered by Honest John
The best petrol engine for economy and performance is the 1.6 Ecoboost 160, but the best to drive are the 2.0 Ecoboost 205 and 240.
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