Ford B-MAX (2012 - 2017)

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1.0T 100 Titanium EcoBoost 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by Anonymous on 11 February 2020
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Overlooked car perfect for younger families

Ford BMax 1.0T 100 Titanium EcoBoost 5dr Hatchback

This car was purchased on a 14 plate from a Ford dealership at 5 months old as our 3dr Fiesta was no longer practical with children on the way.
We choose the car mainly for its rear sliding doors which make it easier for car seats and children to get in the car in confined car parking spaces. I haven't seen many young faces in the BMAX mainly because this was heavily sold as a mobility car due to the rear sliding doors and lack of B pillar making access easier for disabled and older people.

The mechanical issues we have experienced were all been dealt with under warranty during first 3 years. These were the plastic coolant pipe recall, the front quick clear window screen failing in parts requiring a replacement and the passenger seat belt warning chime continuing even if occupied.
MPG over the years has averaged 40mpg but this is mainly due to city travel with a few longer motorway trips throughout the year. VED is only £30 year. Apart from servicing, tyres and brakes there haven't been any other expenses.

The car is quiet either in town or on the motorway and the there is more than enough power to overtake even when fully loaded. As its based on the Fiesta the boot is a little small even when split levelled.

The titanium specification includes auto headlights, dimming rear mirror, multi-function steering wheel controls, cruise control, climate control, Sony DAB radio and with the city pack (which we have) this adds rear parking sensors and power fold mirrors. I would say that some of the radio and heating buttons are a little small and nowadays the sync 1.0 infotainment colour LCD screen is not up-to to those on newer cars.

The engine and gearboxes too look out for are the 1.0T ecoboost in 100 or 125 manual format.
There is a known judder issue with the powershift gearbox so these should be avoided. I believe this along with the prevalence for SUV and crossovers is the reason the model was discontinued in 2017.

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Price£13,295–£20,595
Road TaxA–F
MPG44.1–74.3 mpg
Real MPG74.6%

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