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Performance & Efficiency

A range of features can help you to save fuel and maximise the recharge rate of your hybrid battery. View your Journey Insights in the FordPass app to see data on past journeys, including Fuel Reports to help you stay on top of your spending. Brake Coach can tell you how to brake more efficiently to reduce your fuel consumption. EV Coach will help you improve how quickly the hybrid battery recharges with Regenerative Braking technology.

Ford S-MAX 6-Speed Manual Gearbox detail

The power of choice

With the S-MAX, you can choose from two different transmissions. A 6-speed manual gearbox has a high torque capacity and delivers smooth, accurate gear-changes. An 8-speed automatic also has a high torque capacity and carefully tuned shifting points for maximum power and efficiency. All wheel drive is also available as an option.

Ford S-MAX side view driving on road

Powerful, efficient and now electric

S-MAX is now available with a new FHEV (Fully Hybrid Electric Vehicle) powertrain. This 2.5-litre petrol engine hybrid system delivers 190PS and 200Nm of torque – exceptional figures for a hybrid. Its equally impressive towing capacity of up to 1750 kg lets you take anything from a jet ski to a small caravan on your travels. As you’d expect, the engine is also fuel-efficient, and has a reduced fuel emissions. There’s no need for plug-in charging, and the battery is nested under the boot floor, so you don’t lose any luggage space.

Advanced suspension for superb ride and handling

The S-MAX has a multi-link rear suspension. This advanced system is light, rigid and perfectly tuned, for excellent responsiveness, control and ride quality.

Ford S-MAX Advanced Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Ford Eco Mode notification on display detail

Helping you drive more efficiently

A range of features can help you to save fuel and maximise the recharge rate of your hybrid battery. The innovative Ford EcoMode continually monitors how your driving behaviour affects fuel consumption. The system analyses your speed, gear shifting, braking and anticipation levels, plus the number of short and long journeys you make. The FordPass app also shows how efficient your journeys are and delivers a monthly Fuel Report conveniently on your phone.

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