2018 Ford C-Max HybridSE 4dr Hatchback

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CITY

5.7

Litres / 100 Kms
HWY

6.2

The 5-passenger cabin is filled with attractive, soft-touch surfaces that combine to produce a remarkably upscale feel, particularly for this class of vehicle. Ergonomics are excellent, with controls that are user-friendly and easily accessible. Headroom is overly abundant in all seating positions, and rear legroom is suitable for six-footers.
- Kelley Blue Book

The C-Max Hybrid uses Ford's powersplit technology to significantly improve fuel economy over similarly sized vehicles using conventional powertrains.

The C-Max Hybrid is available in two trims; SE and Titanium. It uses a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gas engine combined with a lithium-ion battery-driven electric motor. This powersplit architecture has the flexibility to power the wheels with the electric motor and gas engine together, or separately. Available features include power mirrors, fog lights and 17-inch alloy wheels, power drivers seat, heated front seats, leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, hands-free power liftgate, rearview camera, active park assist, navigation system, and Sony audio.

The C-Max Hybrid is unchanged for 2018.

Introduction

The Ford C-Max, introduced for the 2013 model year and now in its sixth season, comes in Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid forms.There is no regular gas-engine variant.

The tall, compact hatchback gave Ford a contender against the popular, fuel efficient Toyota Prius.It is now a dated product.Except for two new colors, nothing has changed for the 2018 model year.A rearview camera became standard equipment for 2017.

The Hybrid version uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that works with a two-motor hybrid system, to generate 195 combined horsepower.In moderate low-speed driving, the 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery lets the Hybrid travel about one mile on battery power alone.

The Energi version is a plug-in hybrid with a larger 7.6-kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated electric-only range of about 20 miles, reaching as high as 62 mph.Several other plug-in hybrid models on the market have longer battery-only ranges.

Both will keep going as long as gasoline is in the tank.

Spacious and comfortable, the C-Max Hybrid lags a bit in fuel-economy estimates when compared to its hybrid-powertrain rivals.Each version has front-wheel drive.

SE and Titanium trim levels are available in both Hybrid and Energi versions.

Bulging a bit here and there, the hatchback body sits atop a foundation adapted from the Ford Focus hatchback.C-Max is considerably taller than Focus, on the order of a small minivan.Small tall cars have been popular in Europe, where the C-Max originated, but it never caught on in the U.S.

Crash-test ratings have been just passable.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 C-Max four stars (out of five) overall, with four stars for the frontal crash and for roof strength, but five stars for side-impact protection.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2017 C-Max its top rating: Good in all tests except the difficult small-offset frontal crash, which yielded a second-best Acceptable score for the driver (no rating for the passenger).

Blind-spot monitoring is standard, but Ford offers no advanced safety features for the C-Max.

Lineup

Ford C-Max Hybrid SE ($24,120) comes with keyless entry, Sync, cloth seating, a power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, six-speaker audio, rearview camera, lighted glovebox, and back-seat heater vents.(Prices are MSRP and do not include $875 destination charge.) Titanium ($27,175) includes machined aluminum 17-inch wheels, Sync 3, pushbutton start, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, leather-trimmed power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support, nine-speaker Sony audio, foglamps, and a reverse-sensing proximity-warning system.

C-Max Energi SE ($27,120) is equipped similar to Hybrid SE, but with plug-in hybrid powertrain and is available in Titanium ($30,129) trim.

Options include a foot-operated hands-free power tailgate, heated mirrors with turn indicators, Sync 3, navigation, and a Parking Technology package that can steer the C-Max into a parking space.

Walkaround

A thick and bulgy basic shape gives the tall-bodied C-Max an ungainly demeanor.Detail work amplifies the chunky, bottom-heavy effect, which leads some critics to brand the C-Max as dumpy.

Up front in the stubby nose, a traditional trapezoidal-shaped grille reinforces brand identity and kinship to other Ford vehicles.Relatively small wheels fit within big wheel arches, accented by creases.If anything, those wheels make the bodyside angles and accents, as well as the windows, look even more curious.At the rear is a comparatively vertical tailgate.

Interior

Spacious and flexible, the C-Max cabin seats four adults in comfort and feels like near-premium quality.

For a compact car, the tall body surrounds impressive cabin space.As measured by the federal government, interior volume falls just short of midsize classification.Not only is the cabin appealing, it's quiet when rolling down the road.Plentiful sound insulation and active noise cancellation quash engine and road noises.

Luggage space at the rear is substantially less expansive, largely due to the position of the hybrid powertrain's battery.Space is even more minimal in the Energi edition.Cargo volume of the C-Max Hybrid is 25 cubic feet with the rear seatback upright, or 52 cubic feet with the seat folded.In the Energi plug-in, volumes total 19.2 and 42.8 cubic feet, respectively.The rear seat folds and lowers by moving one lever.

In both versions, the cargo floor is notably higher than the tailgate opening.With the back seat folded, using the multi-level floor can be a challenge.

Elevated C-Max height makes it easy to enter and exit.Soft-touch materials complement appealing seat fabrics, conveying a traditional, high-quality effect.Moderate brightwork sets off the stylish dashboard.

Front seats are comfortable and suitably-bolstered.Leg space is abundant in both front and rear, but back seat bottoms are low.Standard upholstery is recycled synthetic cloth, but leather is available for upper-trim models.

Instruments and controls enhance the impression of premium quality.User-configurable screens can display preferred information.Sync 3 voice-control and infotainment with an 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard in Titanium trim, optional for SE.

Driving Impression

Smooth and quiet on the road, the C-Max drives easily, delivering a well-composed and refined ride.Still, C-Max lacks the supple, tight feeling of the Focus hatchback that serves as its foundation.

Passengers will feel the suspension firmness on some flawed pavement surfaces.Precise steering provides good feel, making it easier to position the C-Max in its lane.

Although the C-Max is pleasant to drive, it's relatively heavy, which translates to rather slow acceleration.Swift enough when starting off, acceleration weakens at higher speeds.Many hybrid rivals, even with less-powerful engines, deliver stronger performance.

Unlike some hybrids, the C-Max does an admirable job of blending regenerative and friction braking.An 'L' mode raises the level of regenerative braking.

Fuel economy trails that of some hybrid competitors.The 2018 C-Max is EPA-rated at 42/38 mpg City/Highway, or 40 mpg Combined.That's far below estimates for the current Prius.The C-Max Energi is EPA-rated at 39 mpg Combined.Eco displays can help drivers maximize fuel economy.

Summary

C-Max models are well-equipped, promising good value, especially when discounts are available to boost sales.Though beaten by various rivals, C-Max remains among the most fuel-efficient cars offered by Ford.It's a dated product, however.

Driving impressions by the Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Front air conditioning zonesDual
Front air conditioning zonesDual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
In-Dash CDSingle
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotSYNC
Memory Card SlotSYNC 3
Memory Card SlotSYNC
MP3 playerYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Radio Data SystemYes
Radio Data SystemYes
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimMetal-look
Dash trimMetal-look
Door trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimLeather/metal-look
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
12V DC power outlet2
AC power outlet1
AC power outlet1
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Overhead consoleMini
Power Activated Trunk/HatchPower liftgate
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Rear area cargo coverRoll-up
Rear area cargo coverRoll-up
Remote trunk releasePower
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Storage OrganizerYes
Under Seat StorageUnder seat storage
Dimensions
Front Head Room1,041 mm
Front Hip Room1,379 mm
Front Leg Room1,095 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,420 mm
Front track1,537 mm
Overall height1,623 mm
Overall Length4,409 mm
Overall Width1,829 mm
Rear Head Room1,001 mm
Rear Hip Room1,318 mm
Rear Leg Room927 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,402 mm
Rear track1,534 mm
Wheelbase2,649 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
Rear door typePower liftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportPower 2-way
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments8
Power Adjustments8
Drivetrain
Axle ratio2.57
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Limited slip differentialBrake actuated
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio12.30 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement122 cm^3
Electric Motor118 hp
Electric Motor Battery TypeLithium ion
Electric Motor HP @ RPM6,000 RPM
Electric Motor Torque176 lb.-ft.
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power141 hp
Hybrid Gas Engine188 hp
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,000 RPM
Size2.0 L
Torque175 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV3-SULEV30
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack w/chrome surround
Rear spoilerLip
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City5.7 L/100 km
Combined5.9L/100 km
Highway6.2 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.0 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA2
Trans Type - VACVT
TransmissionCVT
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual w/tilt
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Power door locksRemote, digital keypad power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Signal mirrorsTurn signal in mirrors
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeSplit-bench
Roof
Extended sunroofExtended sunroof
SunroofGlass
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Stability and Traction
Stability controlWith Anti-Roll
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
Navigation systemWith voice activation
Satellite communications911 Assist
Satellite communicationsSYNC 3 911 Assist
Satellite communications911 Assist
smart device integrationAppLink/Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
smart device integrationAppLink
smart device integrationAppLink
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile50
Speed RatingV
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
TypeAS
Width225 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeCVT
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speedsContinuously variable
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size4.2"
Primary Video Monitor Size8.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
Hybrid electrical components distance160,000 km
Hybrid electrical components months96 months
roadside distance100,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place694 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,489 L
Curb weight1,652 kg
EPA interior volume2,823 L
Fuel Capacity51 L
Ground clearance140 mm
Max cargo capacity1,489 L
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter17
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows4
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear quarter windowsWiper park
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Power liftgate
Spoiler
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Automatic temperature control
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Front dual zone A/C
Illuminated entry
Navigation system
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Trunk/hatch auto-latch
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Compass
Configurable
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Limited slip differential
Mode select transmission
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
Power 2-way driver lumbar support
Power driver seat
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Ford CA Mobility Program
C-Max Hybrid
$1,000 Jan 2, 2019

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Ford CA Standard APR
All Cars
N/A N/A 5.99% 5.99% 5.99% N/A Dec 31, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
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C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
C-Max Hybrid
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0% 0.99% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Ford CA Standard RCL
All Cars
8.19% 8.19% 8.19% N/A N/A N/A Dec 31, 2018
Ford CA Residuals
C-Max Hybrid
48% 41% 32% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
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C-Max Hybrid
0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
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0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
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0% 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

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