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2016 Ford C-Max Energi

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2016 SEL 4dr Hatchback
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Like the regular C-Max, the Energi is an efficient hybrid hatchback with commendable performance. The difference is the Energi's ability to plug into the grid and charge its battery pack while parked. With a perk like that, your first 20 miles of travel will be gas-free.

What's New for 2016

The Energi receives a new infotainment interface known as Sync 3.

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Ford C-Max Energi

The C-Max Energi uses the same hybrid setup and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) found in a variety of Ford products. Even though the notion of a plug-in car still seems exotic to some, rest assured there's nothing experimental going on.

The 2-liter four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor together produce 188 horsepower and take the Energi from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, a quick time for any compact hatchback, let alone a hybrid.

On a full charge, the Energi runs on electricity only for about 20 miles, then switches to hybrid mode, where it yields 38 mpg in combined driving. The average driver will be rewarded with 88 mpge (miles per gallon equivalent), but folks who mostly make short trips (with charging in-between) can do much better. Of course, you don't have to use the plug-in feature at all, in which case the Energi functions like any other hybrid.

Charging a fully depleted battery pack takes about five hours on a typical home outlet, but you can cut that time in half by using a 240-volt charging station. Note that the Energi's special battery pack cuts maximum cargo space down to about 42 cubic-feet, which is at the low end of this class.

The C-Max Energi is available in a single well-equipped trim level: SEL. You get plenty of standard trimmings, including leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver power, keyless ignition, automatic headlamps and wipers, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio, the new Sync 3 infotainment interface, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

There are three progressive option packages for the Energi. Group 301A adds navigation and a nine-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. On top of that, Group 302A gets you a rearview camera and hands-free power liftgate. Group 303A finishes things off with front parking sensors and an automated parking system. A cool panoramic glass roof is available on all models as a standalone option.

CarsDirect Tip

We recommend going with the middle option group (302A), if only to get the rearview camera and hands-free liftgate, which should come in handy on a tall hatchback like this.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 141 HP / 129 ft.lbs.
2-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
40 / 36 / 38 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 141 HP / 129 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
40 / 36 / 38 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
42.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.6 "
Exterior Width
72.0 "
Exterior Height
63.8 "
Front Headroom
41.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.4 "
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Rear Legroom
36.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,859 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Sony Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
6 / 9 Sony
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear / Active Park Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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