Like the thought of a hybrid but can't stand the thought of driving anything that's not Blue Oval born and bred? Look no further than the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid. Ford's five-door hybrid promises to be a miser at the pump but a spendthrift in space, practicality, and usability.
What's New for 2018
The Ford C-Max Hybrid enters the 2018 model year unchanged.
Choosing Your Ford C-Max Hybrid
Getting a C-Max of any stripe means signing up for power delivery via a 2.0-liter gas engine that's hooked up to an electric motor powered by a lithium ion battery. The result is 188 total horsepower, a figure that Ford claims is best in class. The electric motor can also be the sole source of propulsion, and speed demons can rest easy – the C-Max can still reach up to 85 mph in pure electric mode.
Other tricks in the C-Max's energy-saving goodie bag include active grille shutters, regenerative braking, and an extra-efficient eco-mode. All this green tech gives the C-Max an EPA-estimated rating of 42 miles per gallon city and 38 mpg highway, which falls just short of the Toyota Prius V's 43/39 mpg rating.
The C-Max can be equipped in two distinct trims: the SE or Titanium.
Both 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid trims offer good value for the money. For those looking to save a little and willing to make do with a little less tech, an SE equipped with either available package gives buyers a pleasing amount of useful features and a reasonable price tag.