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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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2017 SE 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $24,175
2017 Titanium 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $27,175


Unlike most hybrids on the market, Ford’s compact C-Max hatchback is a “dedicated” hybrid. (So is the popular, long-lived Toyota Prius.) The C-Max was designed from the beginning to operate on a combination of electricity and gasoline. Thus, no gas-engine equivalent is available in the U.S. market, but Ford does offer a plug-in hybrid version known as the Energi.

What's New for 2017

The C-Max receives mildly revised styling at the front and rear. A new Titanium trim level replaces the previous SEL. White Gold is a new exterior color.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

Choosing Your Ford C-Max Hybrid

The front-drive C-Max uses the same hybrid powertrain and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) found in the more expensive Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans. So, you need not worry about falling short on performance. The 2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine is rated at 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. Together, the gas engine and electric motor produce 188 horsepower. The lithium-ion battery is rated at 1.4 kWh.

Though its EPA estimates can't top those of its chief rival, the Toyota Prius, the C-Max is significantly swifter and more adept at breezing through curves. Fuel economy is estimated at 40 mpg in combined driving, or 42 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Pushing the EcoSelect button can boost economy, while softening performance. A C-Max Hybrid can reach only 62 mph in electric-only mode. A SmartGauge with EcoGuide is standard, offering customizable displays.

With its rear seat folded, the C-Max can handle up to 52.6 cubic feet of cargo. Space drops to 24.5 cubic feet with all seats up.

The C-Max Hybrid is offered in two trim levels:

Ford C-Max Hybrid


Starting at $24,995 (destination charge included), the SE comes with all the basic convenience features for its class, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a power driver seat, SYNC infotainment, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite radio. Also standard are remote keyless entry, an EcoSelect button, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED accent lighting, cargo tie-down hooks, and 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels.

For an additional $1,200, Equipment Group 201A brings rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, and Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment interface with an 8-inch touchscreen. Equipment Group 202A adds heated mirrors and front seats, security approach lamps, leather upholstery, and a power passenger seat. For $795, you can add navigation with real-time traffic information.

Ford C-Max Hybrid


Paying an additional $3,000 for Titanium trim makes several of the SE's options standard. Titanium features include standard leather upholstery, heated power front seats, foglamps, rain-sensing wipers, keyless ignition, remote start, reverse sensing, SYNC 3 with unique hybrid content, a Sony audio system with HD radio, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Machined aluminum wheels hold 17-inch tires.

For $1,600 more, Equipment Group 301A gives you blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, forward sensing, and a power liftgate with hands-free operation. Also included is Active Park Assist, which can locate a parking spot and then help guide the vehicle into it.

CarsDirect Tip

There's a $3,000 difference between the SE and Titanium, which isn't all that much considering the latter's array of additional equipment. Unless grabbing the lowest price is your primary concern, we think the Titanium trim may be the sensible way to go. Before deciding, consider what’s included in the SE’s option packages. Both trims deliver the same energetic performance and thrifty gas mileage.

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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
42 / 38 / 40 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
42 / 38 / 40 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
13.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
52.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
173.6 "
Exterior Width
72.0 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
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
3,640 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
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
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
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
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
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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