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Vehicle SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Review I've had the C-Max for 3 month, and it's *great*. I'm above 52 MPG in my little commutes around our generally flat Southwest town -- have not taken it on freeway or long trips. It's very comfortable for the driver and passenger (not sure about that back seat), is zippy when it needs to be, and it's nice being elevated like a mini-SUV. I don't use the Sync system except for my MP3 player which sounds good. I'm spooked by the refuse-to-start reviews...and the other day the battery was dead! I just returned from a month-long trip, so I'm hoping that's the cause...and Ford is working on the issue judging by the forum posts at fordcmaxhybridforum.com...but still!!! UPDATE ALMOST 3 YEARS AFTER PURCHASE: The Ford C-Max is still *great*. At almost 20,000 miles the cumulative MPG is 51.9 -- I buy a tank of gas once per month or less (I'm in a warm climate in Arizona -- the MPG goes down during the cooler months). Ford fixed the "refuse-to-start" issue that I mentioned in my original post. I took it back to the dealer a couple of times, and the last time they did a software update to fix it -- that's where cars are nowadays! The C-Max is still comfortable, zippy and well-designed...actually I think the design is excellent with holders and controls placed where the driver can use them. I've taken it on a few 5-10 hour trips and it performed flawlessly (the MPG goes down at high speeds but is still in the 40+ range). All-in-all, I am a very satisfied customer.
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The 2014 Ford C-max-hybrid earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, 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.
Available Ford C-Max Hybrid 2014 Submodel Types: Wagon
Available Trims: SE, SEL, Titanium
Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Kona Blue Metallic, Shadow Black, Sterling Grey Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ice Storm Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Blue Metallic, Tectonic Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tricoat
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black cloth, Medium Light Stone leather, Charcoal Black leather, Charcoal Black w/Sterling Stone Insert cloth, Medium Light Stone w/Medium Dark Stone cloth, Medium Light Stone w/Medium Dark Stone Surround cloth
Popular Features: 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, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Alarm, Heated seats, Parking sensors, Leather Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Power Driver Seat, Mobile Internet, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, Back-up camera, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring, Remote Start, Apple Carplay/Android Auto