Ford C-MAX Energi Wagon
The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid offers hatchback versatility and somewhat playful manners, but cannot match the efficiency of a Toyota Prius.
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You'll Like This Car If...
If you're seeking a fuel-efficient hybrid car with a small footprint but generous interior space, the C-Max is worth a look. It has a more conservative design and is more fun to drive than its main rival, the Toyota Prius. Unlike the Prius Prime, C-Max Energi plug-in models have seating for five.
You May Not Like This Car If...
For nearly the C-Max's $25,000 starting price, the Toyota Prius is significantly more efficient and now comes with a slew of advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking. The all-new Hyundai Ioniq, meanwhile, promises fresh technology wrapped into a sleek design.
What's New for 2017
For 2017, the C-Max's former SEL top trim is replaced by the Titanium, which brings features like a power-adjustable passenger seat and Sony premium audio system. Blind-spot monitoring is now optional, and a rearview camera becomes standard. The available Sync3 infotainment system has been upgraded to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
How does it compare?
|#1||2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid||188|
|#2||2017 Ford C-MAX Energi||188|
|#3||2017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid||188|
|#4||2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack||170|
|#5||2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen||170|
|#1||2017 Ford C-MAX Energi||95|
|#2||2017 Toyota Prius v||41|
|#3||2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid||40|
|#4||2017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid||40|
|#5||2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen||29|
|#1||2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen||9.5|
|#2||2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen||9.5|
|#3||2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack||9|
|#4||2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack||9|
|#5||2017 Ford C-MAX Energi||8.7|
Based on 36 ratings for the 2013 - 2017 models.
September 15, 2015
I love this car!
As in another review, I too wonder why you don't see more of the C Max Energy on the road. This is a great car, and fun to drive. I road...
August 19, 2015
All around exceptional C Max Energi
I decided to sell my Flex and purchase a more fuel efficient vehicle while gas is so affordable. The great price on a plug in hybrid...
July 29, 2015
Why doesn't everyone drive one of these?
I've had this car 30 days and I've used ONE GALLON OF GAS! 22-mile commute each way is done in 100% electric mode, consistently getting...
April 20, 2015
I have had this car for one and a half years. I am a previous Prius owner. I must say this car is vastly more comfortable and handles...
January 18, 2015
Purchased 05-13. Avg 1380 mi/14 gal & 88¢ / charge
We traded our 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid for this 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, the Ford's first plug-in hybrid. After 46 years of driving...
December 06, 2014
perfect for short commutes
Have only added 25 gallons of gas in 5000 miles
November 30, 2014
Wow! What's not to like, easy to handle!
Best car ever! Easy to drive, handle and maneuver. I traded in my 1 ton Diesel as we were making life changes and bought this Gem of a...
November 22, 2014
Fantastic, comfortable, roomie
Great mileage and a fantastic car
August 24, 2014
Best vehicle ever!
I've had the Energi for 3 months and and amazed at the mileage. If I plug it in at home I get 21 miles on all electric before it...
August 09, 2014
Very comfortable and fantastic gas mileage