The C-Max's ace in the hole isn't its good fuel economy, but rather the way it rides and drives. We think Ford's hybrid engine setup feels more spirited and responsive...
... than what Toyota has designed for the Prius, making the C-Max feel much more like a Focus or Honda CR-Z
hybrid. A near seamless interchange between gas and electric motor will make you forget you're driving a hybrid, although the cool LCD readouts inside the C-Max's cockpit will quickly refresh your memory. Despite weighing nearly 600 pounds more than the Prius, the 2015 C-Max doesn't suffer from sluggish acceleration or poor handling. Quite the contrary, our C-Max was a joy to push through winding roads and we loved the smooth ride and hushed cabin. In around town driving, the C-Max's tall roof and expansive side glass provide excellent visibility, while the raised seats give a commanding view ahead.