Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

About Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford’s C-Max gas-electric hybrid for 2018 delivers great fuel economy in a roomy and fun-to-drive package that is both green and good-looking. While it faces tough competition from the new Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro, the C-Max still has a few advantages, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility plus cool upscale features like an available hands-free foot-activated power liftgate. There’s also a plug-in hybrid called the C-Max Energi that can run up to 19 miles solely on electric power. The C-Max has a more athletic feel than the Prius or Ionic, but its 42-mpg/city-fuel-economy rating can’t touch the Toyota’s 58 mpg, the Ioniq’s 57 mpg or the Niro’s 52 mpg.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
What's new for 2018?
2018 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

The 2018 Ford C-Max carries over unchanged.

  • Expert Rating: 7.8
  • Consumers Rating: 8.4
  • MPGh 42|38
2017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
What's new for 2017?
2017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

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.

2016 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
What's new for 2016?
2016 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

For 2016, the Ford C-Max Hybrid gains some new colors and the addition of the much-improved SYNC 3 voice-activated infotainment system.

2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
What's new for 2015?
2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford has made no changes to its C-Max Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid for 2015.

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
What's new for 2014?
2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

The Ford C-Max sails into 2014 relatively unchanged. New transmission gearing aims to improve fuel economy, while a new approach to fuel-economy labeling results in slightly lower EPA estimates more in line with real-world driving.

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
What's new for 2013?
2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid constitute a new breed of fuel sippers designed to split the difference between the regular Toyota Prius and the mid-size Prius V in terms of size, price and fuel economy.

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Consumer Reviews

Great Little Car

By on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great handling, comfort, and fun"

Cons: "None so far"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The C-Max rides, drives, and handles like a big car. It is extremely quiet and comfortable on long trips. Excels in mountain or interstate driving. I have driven mine on several trips of 2000 miles through mountains and interstates. The hybrid systems work without any noticeable change from gasoline to battery, just an amusing display. Mileage is as high as 64 mpg on short trips around town and up to 55 on highway stretches."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

This car rocks!

By on Saturday, January 27, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,325

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "40 mpg, comfortable & quiet interior, zoom"

Cons: "inadequate sun visors, clumsy GPS"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great pick-up (zoom-zoom), teaches you how to save gas, quiet interior, SYNC works great for phone and Audio. Love that you can see GPS screen, with audio screen. Heated seats are fab. Interior is so comfortable for 4 adults. My friends Prius is so noisy inside you can barely hear someone speak if you are in back seat. There are only 2 things that are irksome: the sun visors are in the worst position possible and they are so small they do almost nothing! Ford tried to compensate for this by really darkening the center windshield behind the rear view mirror, but that doesnt really help. I have to keep a piece of cardboard in the car to extend the visor down about 2 inches. The second thing is that the GPS requires so many steps to get going. Say Find an address, Say the address, Say set as destination, then hit Start. Its just so clumsy compared to a phone! But I have heard this about so many auto GPS systems that it must be systemic. A lot of people use their smartphone GPS even in their cars!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I shopped 5 years far a car with enough value

By on Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Ride, mileage, makes me happy to see traffic(!)"

Cons: "minor software idiosyncrasies"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I did a lottt of research before plunking down thousands of dollars to buy my C-max, so was aware of the possibility that I might not get the full 47mpg claimed, and still I love this car even on the trips I don't achieve that mpg, and there are lots of trips I get a lot more than 47. My record is 82mpg. The main reason I chose the C-max over the Prius is the ride- I sometimes have back pain from all the driving I do, and the Prius's suspension is way too tight and hard, it would feel like being kicked in the butt all day long. I've been driving the C-max for 10 months with no back pain. There are lots of reasons to love the C-max, the active noise cancellation that makes the car as quiet as a luxury car (and not incidentally also shuts out the obnoxious bad music losers insist on playing at neighborhood disturbing volume levels) the automatic parallel park is brilliant, the space and size of the vehicle is excellent, especially for those who drive a lot and will be getting in and out of it all day. Which makes it even more baffling that the Prius's suspension is so punishing... And the center control panel of the Prius looks like it's covered with warts, (ugh) plus the actual physical controls of the C-max are better looking and much easier to use. I had the hatchback unreliability, but that has been fixed by a software update, and now works 100% of the time. The back-up camera with parking guidance lines that show you where the car will end up have made me back in to all parking spaces now because it's so much easier... fortunately, people are catching on to the back-up camera concept so that only one person in 10 months has tried to park in the space I was backing into. And it has power to spare, you're not locked into eco-hybrid-boring driving only, you can tear it up if you want/need to. And the voice control of everything, including the temp/climate, is great, and safer than looking down to control things."

110 people out of 117 found this review helpful

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