Ford’s dedicated C-Max hybrid model line is the automaker’s answer to the Toyota Prius, delivering excellent fuel efficiency and limited emissions, no matter how it’s configured. The C-Max is offered in standard and plug-in variants, the latter known as the C-Max Energi.
The 2017 C-Max and C-Max Energi are small wagons available in two trims each: SE and Titanium. Both models seat five and come with a four-cylinder engine, a continuously variable transmission and two electric motors. Front-wheel drive is standard.
For 2017, the Ford C-Max offers a redesigned front fascia. The top-trim Titanium replaces the previous SEL, and several option packages receive updates.
Ford chose a much less polarizing design for its hybrid, although the C-Max has its share of rounded edges. The front fascia has a gaping lower grille, similar to other Ford products. The hybrid’s high roof pillars give it a wagon-like look with a rising beltline suggesting a model in motion. Oversized wraparound tail lamps bring up the rear. A spoiler tops the rear hatch.
Ford dresses the C-Max in 17-inch bright aluminum wheels. Other standard features include LED lights, integrated blind spot mirrors and a manual liftgate. Optional features include fog lamps, power-heated side mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate and a panoramic fixed-glass roof.
The cabin delivers soft-touch and other higher-end materials, a look that’s a cut above what most competitors offer. The instrument panel and controls offer a traditional look, are smartly placed and easy to use. Though it seats five, the C-Max is ideal for four. The high roofline makes this model suitable for tall people, although the rear seats sit a bit lower, forcing tall people to sit with their knees held high. Cargo volume measures 24.5 cubic feet behind the second-row seat and 52.6 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.
Standard features include power windows and door locks, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, cloth seats made from recycled material, a 10-way power driver’s seat and air conditioning. Optional features include leather-trimmed front seats, a power-controlled front passenger seat and dual-zone climate control.
The Ford C-Max delivers decent acceleration, agile handling and a quiet ride. It comes in somewhat heavier than the competition, and that becomes evident under hard acceleration as it moves forward at a leisurely pace.
All models have a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine, two electric motors and a continuously variable transmission. Total system performance measures 188 horsepower in the C-Max Hybrid and 195 horsepower in the C-Max Energi. A lithium-ion battery pack stores electric power, with the Energi equipped with the larger pack for longer electric-only drive times.
The C-Max Hybrid makes an EPA-estimated 42/38 mpg city/highway, while the C-Max Energi earns 39 mpg and has an electric-only range of approximately 20 miles before the gas engine kicks in.
The C-Max comes with SYNC telematics, a 4-inch screen, a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, USB port and an auxiliary jack. Optional features include an upgraded SYNC package with an 8-inch color touch screen and navigation.
On the safety front, the C-Max has a rearview camera and a parking assist package. This model doesn’t offer such driver-assist features as lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control, packages common to most smaller cars today.
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User Reviews for 2017 Ford C-Max
by Pittsburgh Neighbor on April 1, 2019
Love my C-Max Energi Titanium
"Fun to drive, super energy efficient, lots of creature comfort and safety features."
Leather seats and digital display
Black exterior and I like the styling.
With the electric engine it has more torque than my gas engine vehicle so it has surprisingly quick acceleration and feels more like a sports car to drive.
Very economical to operate but the additional batteries for the plug-in all electric function takes up some room in the back.
This combination plug-in electric and hybrid is extremely economical to drive. Since our commute is about 5 miles most of our driving is in the electric mode. Amazing. And for longer trips the hybrid also means terrific mileage.
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2017 Ford C-Max Pricing
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The price range for the 2017 Ford C-Max is $13,600 - $18,980.
The average selling price is $16,270.
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$24,175 - $27,175
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$13,600 - $18,980
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