Ford C-Max Energi

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Plug-in Hybrid

EV=21mi
Total=600mi
Range

Seats 5

24ft3 Cargo

L=174
W=72
H=64

7.6kWh Battery

For those who are looking to move into owning a green car but still suffer some range anxiety, the Ford C-Max Energi is the perfect choice. The plug-in hybrid C-Max Energi delivers between 19 and 21 miles of all-electric range and a total system range of up to 600 miles, depending on driving conditions. EPA efficiency figures rate the plug-in at 39 mpg in combined driving on gasoline alone and 95 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) in combined gas and electric operation.

For 2017, Ford has given it a new facelift, adding re-designed grille openings, wheels, headlamps and taillights. Additional changes include a new White Gold color option, a standard rearview camera, reconfigured option packages, available blind-spot monitoring and the upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system, which is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2017 C-Max Energi's powertrain uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine that produces 141 horsepower on its own, combining with an electric motor for a total of 188 hp. Together they drive the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Electric power comes from a 7.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, which takes 6 hours to charge on 120-volt and 2 hours on 240-volt. Ford's plug-in hybrid provides comfortable seating for five with plenty of leg, hip and headroom in both the front and rear compartments.

Edmunds reviewers say: "Plug-in hybrids offer extended-range electric-only motoring compared to run-of-the-mill conventional hybrids thanks to their gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains that include a larger battery pack. One of the most notable entries in this relatively new model segment is the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi. We say most notable because this compact hybrid comes in the shape of a tall wagon, which gives it an added dose of everyday utility. The Ford C-Max Energi also bears the distinction of being one of the more satisfying plug-in hybrids from a driver's perspective. In terms of the driving experience, the C-Max Energi offers a number of advantages over most hybrids, including lively acceleration, responsive handling, a composed ride and spot-on steering feel."

Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver-side knee airbag. Controls are thoughtfully placed and easy to operate. Energi's Sync 3 system offers improved voice controls, a revised menu structure and an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone-like swipe and pinch-to-zoom gestures. For 2017, there's a top of the line Titanium model which adds adds foglights, rain-sensing wipers, heated outside mirrors with puddle lamps, chrome exterior trim, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, a 10-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, push-button start, remote start, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, and a premium Sony audio system with nine speakers and HD radio.

The C-Max Energi has seven major standout qualities: high overall fuel economy, useful electric-only range, an elevated driving position, a stylish and well-made interior, refined handling, excellent ride dynamics and quick acceleration. Test drivers say it handles like an expensive European car and has a very quiet cabin. The C-Max Energi’s lithium-ion batteries are covered by an 8 year/100,000 mile hybrid component warranty.

Specs

Performance:

  • 0 – 60 in 10 secs
  • 85 MPH top speed
  • 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine
  • 7.6kWh Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery – 2.5 hours (240V), 7 hours (120V)
  • eCVT (Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission)
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Front/Rear Stabilizer bar
  • Front/Rear Disc Brakes with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Regen ABS Brakes
  • AdvanceTrac® with (RSC® ) Roll Stability Control™
  • Front/Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • Electronic Traction Control

Interior:

  • Five-Passenger Seating
  • 10-Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat, 4-Way Manual Adjustable Passenger Seat, Second-Row 60/40 Split Forward Fold Flat
  • Cloth Bucket Seats, Optional Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio, 6 speakers, Audio input jack, USB, Speed Sensitive Volume, SYNC® (Enhanced voice-recognition communication and entertainment system), MyFord® Mobile App and Website
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with secondary audio controls
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows- Global Open and One-Touch Up/Down Front/Rear
  • 110V Powerpoint
  • 2 x 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • SmartGauge® with EcoGuide
  • Cruise Control
  • SYNC® 3 with Unique Hybrid Electric Content (Optional)
  • Available SiriusXM® Radio (Optional)
  • Voice Activated Touch Screen Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link® (Optional)
  • Dual-Stage Front Airbags, Front-seat side-impact airbags, Driver knee airbag, Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags
  • Personal Safety System™
  • Electronic-Assist Parking Brake
  • Illuminated Entry
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Rear View Camera

Exterior:

  • 17-Inch Bright Silver Finish-Painted Aluminum Wheel
  • P225/50R17 Tires
  • 4-door hatchback
  • Power heated Mirrors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Lift gate release
  • Fog lamps
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Rear view camera (Optional)
  • 5-Door Multi Activity Vehicle (MAV)
  • Black Rocker Panel Moldings, Body-Colored Bumper Fascias, Grille - Ebony with Chrome Surround
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler
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