The C-Max is an appealing all-around package, combining the fuel efficiency of its standard hybrid powertrain with the practicality of a tall, small wagon. Based on the Ford Focus, the C-Max packs an impressive amount of room and utility into a small footprint. Its tall stance and low entry height make for easy access, and the cabin is airy and spacious.
With the C-Max Hybrid, Ford takes direct aim at the Toyota Prius and its extended family. At 37 mpg overall, the regular C-Max isn't as fuel efficient as the Prius models, nor is it as roomy. But it's much quieter inside, making the C-Max feel solid and substantial. And it's more fun to drive, with precise steering, responsive handling, and a luxurious ride.