My last 4 cars were Priuses, my wife also drives a Prius. her forst 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, 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. 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 less than 3 hours). I have a 54 mile round trip commute, and only have to fill the tank about once every 3 to 4 weeks, and am averaging 74 mpg, so far. 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.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Mini Van Turning Radius 19.85? + 2017 Ford C-Max Turning Radius 19.19? !! The Handling of the C-Max leaves alot to be desires, the U turn is so wide you feel like your driving a Truck or actually the Escape SUV made the U turn better !! Why it gets 40 mpg the salesman said, gee I get that on my Honda Civic gasoline engine older car !!
In energi model, battery takes up about half of the small hatchback area, but a cover over the battery gives a decent sized flat area for groceries, so can still fit a full cart load. Larger items, not so much. Rear seats fold down, but battery makes hump in what would be a large flat space. This cargo arrangement works for me, but really wouldn't work if I had full sized stroller or lots of gear.