|

Ford C-MAX

Tested version:
Find out how much the dealer paid with Cars Best Deals Plus Access.
    You'll get:
  • Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price
  • Unlimited New and Used Car Price Reports
Base MSRP price range:
$24,170 - $31,770
Dividing line
Car Type: Fuel efficient hatchbacks
CR overall score
What's this?
?
Chart key
Highest
79
This model
??
Lowest
35
Bottom key
Ford C-MAX Overview

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

A subscription to ConsumerReports.org includes Consumer Reports road test reports (based on over 50 different tests).

Ford Blog Content