Used 2016 Ford C-Max Energi

2016 Ford C-Max Energi
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$13,291 - $19,290


  • High fuel economy
  • decent electric-only range
  • stylish and well-made interior
  • refined handling and ride dynamics
  • quick acceleration
  • elevated driving position.


  • Far more expensive than regular C-Max hybrid
  • lacks useful cargo space for its size
  • stiffer ride than some rivals.

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Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
18,727 miles
Used 2016
Ford C-Max Energi
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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$453 Below Market
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LOCAL TRADE, LEATHER SEATING, REMOTE START, SYNC 3, PUSH BUTTON START, DUAL ZONE AUTO CLIMATE CONTROLS AND HEATED SEATS. 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, AM/FM/CD/MP3 Radio, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, CD player, Cruise Control, Delay-off headlights, Electronic Stability Control, Equipment Group 300A, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated front seats, Leather-Trimmed Heated Front Bucket Seats, Panic alarm, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power windows, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Trip computer. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Call us directly at (703) 256-5000 for any questions or to confirm availability. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is located at 6510 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership in Alexandria, VA. Ford Sales, Ford Service and Ford Financing serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area! Some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale; may be subject to recalls for defects, from the specific manufacturer of the vehicle, which could cause serious injury. 40/36mpg
Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
64,586 miles
Used 2016
Ford C-Max Energi
Est.Loan: $248/mo
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Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
29,091 miles
Used 2016
Ford C-Max Energi
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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DARCARS Ford Kia Lanham is honored to present a wonderful example of pure vehicle design... this 2016 Ford C-Max Energi SEL only has 29,091mi on it and could potentially be the vehicle of your dreams! CLEAN CARFAX AND STILL HAS MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY... CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. The Ford C-Max Energi SEL speaks volumes about it's driver, uncompromising individuality, passion for driving, and standards far above the ordinary. It's exceptional fuel-efficiency is a clear sign that not all vehicles are created with the same standards. The C-Max Energi SEL has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 29,091mi put on this Ford. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Ford C-Max Energi If not for a few miles on the odometer you would be hard-pressed to know this 2016 Ford C-Max Energi is a pre-owned vehicle. Well-equipped, well-cared for and still covered under the manufacter's factory warranty. Equipped with many extra features, this well-appointed vehicle is a treat to drive. More information about the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi: With the C-MAX, Ford has given the hybrid world a shot in the arm. The C-MAX is a stylish alternative to more established players like the Prius, and its combined 40 mpg fuel efficiency will take you far. Even better, after a generous federal tax credit, the Energi plug-in model is the most affordable plug-in hybrid in America -- besting high-efficiency competitors such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius plug-in. This model sets itself apart with competitive pricing, small car styling with lots of interior space, and Excellent efficiency and power from both the hybrid and the 'Energi' plug-in hybrid models
Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
41,796 miles
Used 2016
Ford C-Max Energi
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Come see this 2016 Ford C-Max Energi SEL. Its Variable transmission and Gas/Electric I-4 2.0 L/122 engine will keep you going. This Ford C-Max Energi features the following options: Wheels: 17 Sparkle Silver Painted Aluminum, Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning, Trip Computer, Transmission: Continuously Variable, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode, Tires: P225/50R17 AS BSW, Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks, Systems Monitor, and SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 8 LCD center stack touch screen w/swiping and pinch-to-zoom capabilities, 911 Assist, VHR, SYNC Services, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls and 2 smart charging USB ports,. Stop by and visit us at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
14,187 miles
Used 2016
Ford C-Max Energi
Est.Loan: $351/mo
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WOOHOO! Fuel Sippin Fun! Don't miss the CMAX Energi! Great Luxury Options--Navigation, Power Liftgate, Rearview Camera, Leather, MORE!
Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
15,645 miles
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Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Ford C-Max Energi 2016 SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
36,620 miles
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Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid provides a nice mix of fuel economy, electric-only range, utility and refinement. Depending on your priorities, though, there are competitors that might work out better.

vehicle overview

While certainly not for everyone, plug-in hybrids can offer a lot of satisfaction for those who seek high efficiency and don't do long-distance daily commuting. The segment is small, but growing, and one of the key players so far has been Ford's C-Max Energi.

The tall hatchback's plug-in powertrain is paired with a battery big enough to provide up to 19 miles of silent electric travel before reverting to regular gasoline-electric hybrid operating mode. In that latter mode, the C-Max Energi's battery is recharged from excess engine power and braking energy. Recharging on the run lets the C-Max Energi's power management system regularly deliver short bursts of all-electric travel, which can stretch overall fuel economy to nearly 90 MPGe. Operating only in standard hybrid mode when the initial battery charge is depleted, the C-Max Energi delivers up to 38 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

Although the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi has a pure-electric range of only 19 miles, it takes just 2.5 hours to charge using a 240-volt power supply.

Beyond the useful plug-in functionality, the Energi stands out for its driving personality. Like its separately reviewed stablemate, the standard C-Max hybrid, it offers respectable acceleration, a solid and composed ride and remarkably responsive steering. It simply feels better from the driver seat than most other hybrids. There are a few downsides, including lower fuel efficiency in hybrid mode than the standard C-Max (plus a higher price) and reduced cargo space, but they're far from deal-breakers.

While plug-in hybrids still make up a tiny fraction of available vehicles, there are still a few competitors worth checking out. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been substantially updated and greatly exceeds the C-Max's all-electric range, though its sedanlike body style isn't nearly as versatile. The Toyota Prius Plug-In is a solid choice, while sedans such as the Ford Fusion Energi and the Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid give you a more traditional-looking body style. Whatever you put it up against, though, we think the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi is well worth considering.

trim levels & features

The 2016 Ford C-Max Energi is a five-passenger plug-in hybrid hatchback/wagon available in a single SEL trim level. The non-plug-in Ford C-Max Hybrid is reviewed separately.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, automatic headlights and wipers, foglights, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with two-way power lumbar) and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Electronics features include the Sync 3 technology interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice commands, an 8-inch touchscreen display and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and two USB ports.

The C-Max Energi's options are bundled together in ascending packages: 301A, 302A and 303A. All add a navigation system and a nine-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. On top of that, 302A adds a rearview camera and a power liftgate that allows you to open it simply by swiping your foot under the bumper. The 303A package includes all of the above, plus front parking sensors and an automatic parallel parking system.

A panoramic fixed glass roof is a stand-alone option.

2016 Highlights

Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system with improved voice recognition and an 8-inch touchscreen with fingertip swiping and pinch-to-touch capabilities. Otherwise, the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi is unchanged.

performance & mpg

A 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine powers the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi. It's paired with an electric motor fed by a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, they send a total of 188 hp to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The battery pack is considerably larger than the one in the standard C-Max Hybrid, which allows the Energi to travel up to 19 miles purely on electric power. With a 240-volt charging station, fully recharging the pack only takes about 2.5 hours. Charging from a standard 120-volt wall outlet extends that time to at least five hours.

In Edmunds testing, a C-Max Energi accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, which is a quick time for a hybrid, plug-in or otherwise, and a slightly quicker result than the C-Max Hybrid thanks to the plug-in's heavier use of its electric motor.

A 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds is pretty quick for a hybrid.

Once the C-Max Energi's pure electric range of approximately 19 miles is used up, it operates like the standard C-Max hybrid. Official EPA fuel efficiency ratings weren't available as this was written, but the 2016 C-Max Energi is expected to remain unchanged from the previous model year's combined fuel economy estimate of 38 mpg.


The 2016 Ford C-Max Energi comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Also standard are 911 Assist, which when paired to your smartphone can automatically call for emergency services in the case of airbag deployment; and MyKey, which allows owners to set certain speed and stereo volume parameters for valets or teen drivers. Rear parking sensors are standard, and front parking sensors and a rearview camera are optional.

In Edmunds brake testing, the C-Max Energi came to a stop from 60 mph in 128 feet, which is a bit longer than average for its segment.

In government crash tests, the C-Max Energi received four out of five stars for overall protection, with four stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for overall side protection. The standard C-Max Hybrid received the best possible rating of "Good" in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact crash and roof-strength tests, as well as a "Good" rating for its seat and head restraint design for whiplash protection in rear impacts. The C-Max Hybrid received the second-highest score of "Acceptable" in the IIHS's small-overlap frontal-offset test.


The 2016 Ford C-Max Energi feels like a more expensive European car in the way it drives. The ride isn't exactly cushy but there's a substantially solid feel to the way the C-Max goes down the road. The cabin is also notably quiet, especially compared to the Prius, and the communicative steering is another strong point. The Energi is stable through turns, though the weight of the bigger battery pack makes the vehicle a bit less nimble compared to the regular C-Max.

The C-Max's plug-in system is worthy of praise as well. Besides the genuinely useful electric-only range, the Energi also boasts an overall driving range of more than 500 miles. Or, if it's spirited acceleration you want, the C-Max happily obliges. Acceleration is strong for a hybrid, and even highway passing isn't the painfully slow process normally associated with hybrids.


The C-Max Energi's cabin will feel familiar if you've driven a Focus or Escape, which is a very good thing since these cars all incorporate top-notch materials, solid construction and eye-catching design. The supportive, high-mounted driver seat gives you a slightly more commanding view of the road than you'll get in most wagons and hatchbacks.

While there isn't an abundance of legroom in the back, taller passengers will enjoy the vast amount of headroom afforded by the tall roof.

Ford has dumped its finicky Microsoft-based Sync with MyFord Touch interface in favor of the new Blackberry-based Sync 3 system, which features improved voice controls and menus and brings a lot of smartphone functionality to the 8-inch touchscreen.

A significant downside is the C-Max's cargo capacity. The space needed for the Energi's battery pack beneath the floor of the cargo area reduces the capacity of the rear compartment, which is also fairly narrow. As a result, there are just 19.2 cubic feet available behind the rear seats. That's more than in the Volt, but less than the Prius offers. Lowering the rear seats opens up 42.8 cubic feet, which still is more than 20 cubic feet shy of a Prius V or a typical small crossover SUV. Worse, the load floor isn't flat when the seats are folded, as the battery pack creates a high shelf behind the rear seats that sits about a foot higher than the load floor.

The trunk may look roomy, but the high cargo floor (concealing the battery pack underneath) cuts into usable space.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi.

Great comfort, pickup compared to Prius
Leung, 12/27/2016
The car is a “Plug-in Hybrid”. The “Plug-In” part is a pure electric car. It needs to be “plugged-in” to an electric power source to charge its battery. This battery is used to power an electric motor to drive the car. Electric only vehicles are typically called “EVs” and I will use EV to refer to the car in electric-only mode. Separate from the EV, C-Max Energi is a “Hybrid” car. The Hybrid is a car with a normal gasoline engine, but also uses the engine to charge a battery, which powers an electric motor to either drive the car on its own or supplements the gasoline engine to drive the car. This improves gas mileage, especially in stop-and-go city driving. The battery for the EV part of the C-Max Energi is good for about 20 miles on a full charge and 550-mile range on a full tank/charge. Prior to getting this car, I had rented several Toyota Prius models and drove them for months. They have many plusses: first, they have been on the market for over 10 years so all the kinks have been worked out; next, they have 50+ MPG gas mileage and even higher in stop-and-go city driving. Also, there are probably 15 variations of Prius to choose from. And Toyotas have legendary reliability. So, why did I go for the C-Max, a Ford, an American car? The two minuses compared to the Prius are it has lower gas mileage - 45 MPG in my first two tanks of gas - and the reliability is unknown – the model has been available for about five years. Consumer reports has the C-Max 5-10% below the Prius in reliability. But, I felt the pluses where many. Listing them quickly: • It’s much quieter - insulation from road noise and a longer wheelbase and larger wheels means it rides smoother/quieter. • Better acceleration - while the engine is 2.0L vs. the Prius 1.8L, the C-Max is heavier cancelling out the larger engine advantage. But the C-Max combines electric and gas power when you want to accelerate, so getting on the highway quickly is no problem. • Roomier and higher - for such a small frame, its very roomy inside because it’s tall so getting in and out is easy. • Lower cost - because it’s an EV, there are a number of government incentives (below) that lower the cost. To sum up my view, the C-Max Energi has many plusses and only two minuses, which I can live with. And I’m buying American (paperwork with the car says it’s about 55% US, with the rest from Japan, Mexico and elsewhere) EVs qualify for up to a US$7,500 federal government tax credit and the C-Max Energi qualifies for a $4,007. It also qualifies for $1,500 rebate from California. These incentives make the car much less expensive and pushed me to get the plug-in hybrid instead of a normal hybrid. Combined with incentives from Ford, the price was very attractive and pushed me to get a C-Max Energi vs. the Prius. After being shown the numbers, there was no way I was not going to lease. Before I go into the numbers in the lease, let me describe the incentives (or discounts) from Ford that totaled $12,000: ⁃ $4000 tax credit for an EV. If I bought the car, I would be able to reduce my federal taxes by $4000. However, if I leased the car and Ford still owned it, Ford would take the tax credit and give me an immediate $4000 discount. ⁃ $4000 factory incentives - this was a $4000 standard discount that Ford had provided all year. ⁃ $2500 year-end incentives - combined with a few other programs, I get another $2500 off. ⁃ $1500 lease incentive - this one I don’t really understand. If I bought the car outright, I would get all of the above. If I leased the car, I would get $1500 more. The 2016 C-Max Energy had a sticker price of $34,000. Add to it about $2,000 of taxes and fees and subtract the $12,000 in incentives, right off the bat, the car is costing me $24,000. (34,000+2,000-12,000 = $24,000). $24,000 is the amount I am financing with lease. Then Ford took the $12,000 less the $2,000 tax and expense and used the remaining $10,000 as a down payment for the lease. So I had to put no money down. I drove off with the car, and except for paying for insurance, did not pay a dime. I looked at the monthly payments and the residual value, (the amount I would have to pay if I decided to keep the car at the end of the term for lease) for a lease of 24 months, 36 months and 48 months. It was clear that the 36- month lease was the lowest cost. The numbers are: ⁃ Price of the car: $24,000 ⁃ Deduct the end of three years’ residual value provided by Ford: $12,500 ⁃ My 36 payments, including interest: $12,000 ⁃ Tax on the payments: $1,000 So, I am paying $13,000 divided by 36 monthly payments (about $360 a month) and can give the car back to Ford at the end. If I want to keep the car, I pay Ford $12,500 plus tax of about $1,000 or $13,500. I have done the math and the interest rate I am paying 4.36% per year.
Really enjoyable for a hybrid
Jason Gold, 9/26/2016
A few weeks ago, I traded in my 10 year old BMW Z4 3.0si for the C-Max Energi with the higher trim level. The C-Max Energi is not the Z4. This will never be the impractical joy that my Z4 is to drive. But, the Z4 isn't the competition. The Prius is. So, I drove my friend's Prius last night. The C-Max really out shines it. The C-Max has more acceleration, better road feel, a better quality interior, more comfortable seats, and a nicer info-entertainment center than the Toyota. I learned how to drive a hybrid for mileage on a Ford Escape Hybrid (I love the Escape - 250K miles and only $2500 in repairs, and it tows 3,500 lbs). It taught me how to get good mileage in a hybrid. When driving easy around town with acceleration and braking which makes anyone following turn tomato red, I get around 50 mpg in straight hybrid mode. On the freeway, I get mid-30s to low 40s. With the car drawing on the big battery in pure electric mode, I get far better mileage. I drive with Lyft and Uber for some extra cash and have had people comment on how spacious the car is for a small vehicle and how comfortable the seats are. Another commented on how well the Bluetooth phone sounded. Several people have been thrilled and excited by the automatic parking system. With the federal and state money, combined with the rebate Ford offered and the deal I got from my local Ford dealer, I'm paying as little for this as I would for a base Honda Accord. Compared to the Z4, this is making the payments with gas and insurance savings and functionality. I'll still miss the Z4. But, this is much easier to get in and out of.
On my 2nd engi.
Al, 8/29/2016
Got one in 13 as lease. I'm s up and getting my 2nd one. Had the hybrid first did not care for it but love the engi. First 1 1/2 years before needed gas. Now I drive more so avg around 180 mpe. And buy gas every 1200 miles or so for 10 gal. I drive at 80 plus 20 miles each way to work and home. Charge at home and work So get a fair amount of elec use. I est the elec cost @ 85. A gal equivalent for the electricity But the best part is not going to gas station often and just quiet elec is
528 miles per gallon.
Bart, 4/29/2016
Using it almost exclusively on electric mode. I make a lot of short trips and can go about 24 miles in all electric mode. Great rebates from Ford, Federal government and State of California. My utility company will pay for charging the first year and after that on all-electric mode it is about 1.5 cents per mile. Very happy with the car.
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Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.7%

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