The class bar isn’t set high for this particular section. The closest thing we’ve seen to a dynamically satisfying high-rise supermini, over the past decade, is probably the original Nissan Note – a car that pulls ahead of a crowd of comfortable but undistinguished small monocabs only by a neck.

a Mazda 5, you’ll be delighted by the tautness of the B-Max’s primary ride and its capacity to retain a level equilibrium even at most un-MPV-like back-road speeds.

The Ford's brakes are strong and resist fade admirably

The car’s poise comes without any chassis noise. Just as we’re used to from Ford, it’s got a velvety sense of dynamic resolve. And tellingly, you’ll find that can contribute to rolling comfort every bit as much as a soft low-speed ride can.

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