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Ford B-MAX Minivan (2012-2017)

Neo score 11%Ext score 62%

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Product Overview

Ford B-MAX is an entry-level subcompact minivan in production from 2012 to 2017. It was available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.0 to 1.6 liters.
Designed for the European market, the B-MAX is mechanically basic. It uses tiny engines with rather high boost but cost-cutting internals, a recipe for a short service life. The chassis and suspension design is basic and purely with cost in mind.
The official fuel economy rating is exceptionally rosy, though it may cast more doubts on the trustworthiness of the regulators and perhaps the owner's own sanity than it relates to reality.
Compared to regular hatchbacks, the B-MAX offers easier ingress and egress that can be a gift to many parents.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 11% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Small turning circle
  • Easy entry and exit
Cons
  • Rather ugly
  • Horrible 0-100kph time
  • Can't even reach 200km/h
  • Miserably low engine output
  • Only available with tiny engines
  • No independent rear suspensions
  • Poorly put together

What external reviewers found***

Ext 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good range
  • Good infotainment
  • Fantastic infotainment tech
  • Decent fuel economy
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Poor luggage capacity
  • Sliding rear doors are heavy
  • No central B-pillar
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Specifications

1.0 EcoBoost 1001.0 EcoBoost 1201.0 EcoBoost 1251.4 Duratec 901.5 TDCi 751.5 TDCi 951.6 Duratec 105 AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity318 L / 11.2 cu-ft ~ 1386 L / 48.9 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity48.0 L / 12.7 gal48.0 L / 12.7 gal48.0 L / 12.7 gal48.0 L / 12.7 gal47.0 L / 12.4 gal47.0 L / 12.4 gal48.0 L / 12.7 gal
Passengers5
Payload546 kg / 1204 lbs546 kg / 1204 lbs520 kg / 1146 lbs534 kg / 1177 lbs534 kg / 1177 lbs526 kg / 1160 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearSemi-independent, Torsion beam
Tire Size195/60 R15, 195/55 R16195/65 R15, 195/55 R16195/60 R15, 195/55 R16195/60 R15195/55 R16195/60 R15
Turning Circle10.4 m / 34.3 ft

Construction

Body Style5-door Hatchback

Dimensions

Size | Height1604 mm / 63.1 in
Size | Length4077 mm / 160.5 in
Size | Width1751 mm / 68.9 in | 2067 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded) | 1857 mm / 73.1 in (mirror folded)
Track Width | Front1492.0 mm / 58.7 in
Track Width | Rear1482.0 mm / 58.3 in
Weight1199.0 kg / 2643.3 lbs1204.0 kg / 2654.4 lbs1200.0 kg / 2645.5 lbs1241.0 kg / 2735.9 lbs1241.0 kg / 2735.9 lbs1234.0 kg / 2720.5 lbs
Wheel Size6J x 15, 6.5J x 166J x 15, 6.5J x 166J x 15, 6.5J x 166J x 15, 6.5J x 166J x 156.5 J x 166J x 15
Wheelbase2489 mm / 98.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h13.2 sec11.2 sec11.2 sec13.8 sec15.1 sec13.0 sec12.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph12.5 sec10.6 sec10.6 sec13.1 sec14.3 sec12.4 sec11.5 sec
CO2 Emission119 g/km114 g/km139 g/km98 g/km98 g/km149 g/km
Fuel Economy5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (combined) | 6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (combined) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (urban) | 4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (highway)4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (combined) | 6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (urban) | 4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (highway)6.0 L/100km / 39.2 MPG (combined) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.0 L/100km / 58.8 MPG (urban) | 3.6 L/100km / 65.3 MPG (highway)3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (combined) | 4.0 L/100km / 58.8 MPG (urban) | 3.6 L/100km / 65.3 MPG (highway)6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (combined) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (urban) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed175.0 km/h / 108.7 mph189.0 km/h / 117.4 mph189.0 km/h / 117.4 mph171.0 km/h / 106.3 mph157.0 km/h / 97.6 mph173.0 km/h / 107.5 mph180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
Towing Capacity635 kg / 1400 lbs (w/o brakes) | 750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)635 kg / 1400 lbs (w/o brakes) | 750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)635 kg / 1400 lbs (w/o brakes) | 750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)635 kg / 1400 lbs (w/o brakes) | 675 kg / 1488 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)575 kg / 1268 lbs (w/o brakes) | 575 kg / 1268 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)575 kg / 1268 lbs (w/o brakes) | 575 kg / 1268 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)480 kg / 1058 lbs (w/o brakes) | 480 kg / 1058 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6
Engine | Bore71.9 mm / 2.8 in71.9 mm / 2.8 in71.9 mm / 2.8 in76.0 mm / 3.0 in73.5 mm / 2.9 in73.5 mm / 2.9 in79.0 mm / 3.1 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.0:110.0:110.0:111.0:116.0:116.0:111.0:1
Engine | Displacement1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc1.4 L / 84.7 cu-in / 1388.0 cc1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc1.6 L / 97.4 cu-in / 1596.0 cc
Engine | Power100.0 hp / 74.6 kW @ 6000 rpm120.0 hp / 89.5 kW @ 6000 rpm125.0 hp / 93.2 kW @ 6000 rpm90.0 hp / 67.1 kW @ 5750 rpm75.0 hp / 55.9 kW @ 3750 rpm95.0 hp / 70.8 kW @ 3750 rpm105.0 hp / 78.3 kW @ 6300 rpm
Engine | Specific Output100.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in120.1 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in125.1 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in64.8 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in50.1 hp/L / 0.8 hp/cu-in63.4 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in65.8 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in76.5 mm / 3.0 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in81.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque170 Nm / 125.4 lb-ft @ 1400-4000 rpm170 Nm / 125.4 lb-ft @ 1400-4000 rpm170 Nm / 125.4 lb-ft @ 1400-4500 rpm125 Nm / 92.2 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm190 Nm / 140.1 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm215 Nm / 158.6 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm150 Nm / 110.6 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 SOHC engine with 2 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 SOHC engine with 2 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears5-speed5-speed5-speed5-speed5-speed5-speed6-speed
Transmission | TypeManualManualManualManualManualManualAutomatic PowerShift

Production

Availability2012 ~ 20172012 ~ 20122013 ~ 20172012 ~ 20172012 ~ 20172012 ~ 20172012 ~ 2017

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External Reviews

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score 50%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The B-MAX cost from £12,995 for the 1.4 Studio, and topped out at £18,895 for 1.6 TDCi Titanium edition. Access is unrivalled thanks to the sliding doors, and practicality is boosted by an adjustable boot floor and a fold-flat front passenger seat. But the luggage capacity is disappointing; it's just 318 litres, which expands to 1,386 litres with the back seat folded.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good range
  • Good infotainment
Cons
  • Sliding rear doors are heavy
  • Poor luggage capacity

topgear[2]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from topgear have found the following***:
The Ford B-Max is a ground-up design rather than a Fiesta with chunky wheelarches. It also has two firsts in this sector: twin sliding side doors and no central B-pillar. Prices start from £13,195, so it's not the cheapest MPV on sale.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment tech
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • No central B-pillar

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Used Ford B-MAX review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/b-max/108359/used-ford-b-max-review. 2019-11-08. Retrieved 2022-04-03.
2. ^ Ford B-Max. [topgear]. https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/ford/b-max. Retrieved 2022-04-03.

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