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Ford C-MAX
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Ford C-MAX
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Base MSRP price range:
$24,170 - $31,635
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Car Type: Fuel efficient hatchbacks
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Ford C-MAX Overview

Based on the Focus, the five-passenger C-Max hybrid is a clever, spacious, and practical hatchback. We found it rides well and handles with agility. The regenerative braking system helps fuel economy, but makes the pedal feel touchy. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and electric motor deliver adequate acceleration and seamless transitions, and can run in electric mode up to about 40 mph. To conserve fuel, the engine shuts down when coasting, even at high speeds. We measured an excellent 37 mpg overall. The C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid can travel in electric-only mode for about 18 miles before reverting to regular hybrid operation. It takes 6 hours to charge on 120-volt and 2 1/2 on 240-volt. Reliability is below average.

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