With its combination of good fuel economy, attractive styling and everyday drivability, the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi should catch the eye of many shoppers in the market for a plug-in hybrid. Like all plug-ins it fills the gap between a conventional hybrid and a full electric vehicle, with an extra-large battery and a gasoline engine that provide extended range, as well as the option to charge from a wall outlet or not. For those who want to make the move into green-car ownership but still have a bit of range anxiety, the C-Max Energi is a practical choice.
For 2017 the C-Max Energi receives an exterior face-lift that brings redesigned grille openings, headlamps and taillights. Other changes include a new White Gold color option, a standard rearview camera, reconfigured option packages, available blind-spot monitoring and the upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system, which is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Perhaps the biggest news, though, is the addition of the top-of-the-line Titanium trim level with features that include leather upholstery, heated seats and a premium sound system.
The C-Max Energi powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 141 horsepower on its own and combines with an electric motor for a total of 188 hp. Together they drive the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Electric power comes from a 7.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack (compared to 1.4 kWh in the hybrid model) that recharges by regenerative braking, plugging into a wall socket or running the gas engine, and returns an electric-only range of up to 19 miles.
Inside, the C-Max Energi offers comfortable seating for five with a generous amount of leg-, hip-, and headroom in both the front and rear compartments, which are nicely designed and feature quality materials and trim. Standard interior appointments include dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a power driver seat, while a variety of packages and options allows buyers to mix and match comfort and convenience touches.
The larger battery pack adds a significant amount of weight in the rear — and also reduces cargo space — so the C-Max Energi doesn?t deliver the outright cornering ability of a sport coupe. Nevertheless, it does offer a comfortable ride, solid and planted road feel, responsive steering and brisk acceleration.
The EPA efficiency figures for the 2017 C-Max Energi rate it at 39 mpg in combined driving on gasoline alone and 95 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) in combined gas and electric operation.
The base C-Max Energi SE comes well equipped with enough comfort and driver-assistance features to satisfy the majority of buyers. And the new Titanium trim level adds even more luxury and convenience items to the window sticker. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 C-Max Energi that best meets your needs.
2017 Ford C-Max Energi Overview
The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi is offered in the following submodels: Wagon. Available styles include SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Titanium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). C-Max Energi models are available with a 0-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 C-Max Energi comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 C-Max Energi comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Ford C-Max Energi?
2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27995. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $7688 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 27.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 2 SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Vehicle SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Review My last 4 cars were Priuses, my wife also drives a Prius. Her first response when she drove my C-Max was, "WOW!" I wanted a plug in, but the Prius plug in wasn't available yet in my state (plus, it's about 8 grand more than I paid for my C-Max), so I took a look at the C-Max Energi. SO GLAD I DID! I LOVE THIS CAR! It is better than the Prius in every possible way, except, possibly, reliability, which in the Prius is legendary, the C-Max could be too, just haven't had it long enough to know. It is faster, more quiet, much more comfortable, and the deal I got was unbelievable (especially when you include the $4,500 refundable federal tax credit!). I'm also getting more miles per charge than advertised, as much as 28 miles. Update: now that the cold weather has arrived, the range is down to about 16 miles, but I'm still averaging 76 mpg through the first 17,000 miles. You can charge it at home, fully charges overnight, with a regular outlet, as best we can tell, it cost about $20 per month in electricity, and, lucky for me, I have fast chargers available to me for free at my work (fully charges in just over 2 hours). I cannot recommend this car more highly! Crazy thing is, I never see any on the road? Ford, clearly, isn't doing a good enough job marketing this car, it blows the Prius away, and I know what I'm talking about, between my wife and me, we've had seven, never thought I'd by any other car.
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Is the 2017 Ford C-max-energi safe? The 2017 Ford C-max-energi earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi?
Available Ford C-Max Energi 2017 Submodel Types: Wagon
Available Ford C-Max Energi 2017 Trims: SEL, SE, Titanium
Exterior Colors: Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Magnetic Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Oxford White, Ice Storm Metallic, Shadow Black, White Platinum Metallic Tricoat, Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Kona Blue Metallic, Tectonic Metallic
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black leather, Medium Light Stone leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Remote Start, Mobile Internet, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo, Back-up camera, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Sunroof/Moonroof
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: electric
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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