User-configurable digital displays with fuel-efficient driving tips are standard, as is a 4. Reliability so far has been a black hole — much worse than average for both the C-Max and the plug-in C-Max Energi. It's a tall hatchback available as hybrid or plug-in hybrid. But the C-Max lacks any backseat adjustments, which the Prius v and several other hatchbacks include. Still, the combined 188 horsepower provides enough oomph to beat semi-trucks from the merging lane.
A variety of options can be ordered on an individual basis or in packages that group popular features. The C-Max Energi is estimated to deliver an 800-kilometre overall driving range. With temperatures in the 30s and 40s, I averaged trip-computer mileage in the low 40s over 100-plus miles of driving. A month later, the automaker promised aerodynamic modifications, lower-friction engine oil and more efficient transmission gearing for the 2014 C-Max to improve mileage further. The voice-recognition software fouls up more address entries than it gets right.
Additionally, the standard Brake Coach feature helps drivers fully optimize the regenerative braking system of the vehicle. Soft-touch materials, appealing seat fabrics, and a more traditional and coherent set of instruments and controls add up to a more reassuring and premium impression than the odd central information display and unusual controls of the Prius. Its profile falls somewhere between the two. They come well-equipped and represent good value, especially with high levels of discounting to move the small and fuel-efficient cars out of favor with buyers. This moment, that location is reserved for 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid. Alas, the A-pillars stretch far enough ahead to sit in your field of vision, spoiling some of the otherwise commanding view. Other manufacturers sometimes use an alternating pattern in the V-engines.
Love the 5 setting seat heat, leather seats and moon roof. The height of the C-Max also makes it easy to enter and exit, a plus for older or less-mobile passengers. While it drove nicely against the 2013 Toyota Prius, the newer generation of that car and a host of recent hybrid sedans offer a better balance of acceleration, fuel economy, and nimbleness. The volume of the radio can adjust with your speed so you don't have to play with it while driving. We reviewed the C-Max months before the calibration or hardware updates occurred, so our observed mileage reflects the 2013 car before any updates. These wheels will then be painted because of their original colour which matches this minivan as the ideal alternative.
We rate the 2018 C-Max at 6 points out of 10, giving it an extra point for generally high levels of standard equipment. A few of the attributes can be controlled with just the power of your voice making him among those new modern minivans. We rate the 2018 C-Max at 5. Below the slightly bulbous hatchback shape of the 2018 Ford C-Max are the underpinnings of the Focus hatchback. Short of the luxury field, most hybrids drive like high-mileage commuter cars. The fault is most likely to be caused by the systems that the sensor is monitoring, but might even be caused by the wiring to the sensor itself.
Lots of sound insulation plus active noise cancellation keeps the mutes engine and road noise and gives it a quiet interior under almost all circumstances. Using just the electric motor, new C-Max can reach over 35 miles. In both cases, the automaker compensated current C-Max owners several hundred dollars. The majority of them have its controllers transferred to the touchscreen that will be set in the centre of the tool board, but a number of them are going to do the job otherwise. We rate the C-Max and 4 out of a possible 10 points for styling, deducting one point for its essentially dumpy exterior shape and details.
. Tons of room and rear seats fold down very easy. The only thing I miss is fluid wash on the rear window wiper. When the gas engine starts, its power blends in seamlessly and noise suppression remains good. Both versions are also equipped with SmartGauge with EcoGuide, an information system that displays fuel economy readings on the instrument panel — enabling motorists to monitor their driving behaviour. Not crazy about the cvt but helps gas mileage. The rear seat folds and lowers with a single lever, and the C-Max offers numerous family-friendly features: bins under the feet of rear-seat riders, a storage net, hooks for grocery bags, even a 120-volt outlet in the rear cargo bay.
That car, rumored to be named Model E, is likely to replace both C-Max versions and the low-volume Focus Electric model as well. We cover the C-Max Energi in Cars. In such cases, other components like the catalyst can temporarily compensate for the part that is broken however, these other components can only do double duty for so long before they, too, begin to malfunction. Surprised I don't see more on the road. We rate the 2018 C-Max at 4 points out of 10, deducting a point for its heavy road feel and slow acceleration. It will also recognize you are at the car door and will unlock for you. A Winter package adds puddle lamps and heated power mirrors, while the rear-park assist system is bundled with the power-operated liftgate.
New C-Max is your evidence they can take action. Push button start so you just have to have your keys on you. This car is a tank. The 2018 Ford C-Max earns decent, if not top-level scores, on crash tests, but its electronic safety systems are limited to a standard rearview camera and blind-spot monitors. The front seats of the C-Max are nicely bolstered and comfortable, and occupants will find plenty of leg room and head room front and rear. The Prius and Honda Insight feel insubstantial, and even the richer Prius v has its share of cost-cutting. Earlier plans to bring a seven-seat C-Max minivan from overseas were scrapped, and now the C-Max comes as a hybrid and a C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, each with five seats.