The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a difficult car to classify. Is it a crossover-utility vehicle? Is it a compact wagon? Is it a fuel-efficient runabout? The answers are "not really," "yes" and "yes." Ford calls it a "multi-activity vehicle," and though we doubt the MAV acronym will ever catch on, it's as good a description as any for this European-bred vehicle.
There are so many things we like about the C-Max that it's difficult to pick a place to start; since Ford puts "hybrid" right in the name, we'll begin there. The hybrid powertrain comprises a 2.0-liter gasoline engine paired with an electric motor for a total system output of 188 horsepower. The EPA estimates the C-Max Hybrid's fuel economy at 40 mpg combined (42 city/38 highway), which is good for such a commodious vehicle, though not the highest you'll see in a hybrid hatchback. Ford also makes a plug-in hybrid version called the C-Max Energi, which is covered in a separate review.
The C-Max Hybrid is quick: We clocked it to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, and we were impressed by its real-world acceleration and passing power. It's also easy to maneuver and good fun to drive, with a suspension that blends above-average ride comfort and sharp handling.
We're equally fond of the interior, which is well organized and made up of high-quality materials. The tall driving position provides excellent visibility on par with that of SUVs and crossovers, and there's plenty of storage space for odds and ends. We like the new Sync 3 infotainment interface that comes standard on the top-of-the-line Titanium model; we're much less fond of the small display on the base-level SE.
Rear seat passengers enjoy plenty of leg- and headroom, although cargo space isn't as generous as that of similarly sized SUVs and compact wagons; blame the hybrid system's battery pack, which lives under the trunk floor. Still, there's more storage space than in a typical small sedan or hatchback — a comparison we think is fair because the C-Max is just as easy to maneuver and park in crowded urban areas.
Ford sells the C-Max Hybrid in SE and Titanium models. The SE comes with a list of useful standard equipment and several option packages that allow buyers to customize the car to their liking. The Titanium is lavishly equipped, with a long list of standard equipment and many advanced-technology options. Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid for you.
2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Overview
The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 Hybrid models are available with a 0-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 188 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 C-Max Hybrid comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The 2017 C-Max Hybrid 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 Hybrid?
2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 $26585. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $7154 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 26.9% below the MSRP.
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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 $24995. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $6591.7 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $6591.7 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18403.3.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 26.4% below the MSRP.
We are showing 5 SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 First off there are no tax credits available, because it is not a plug in...check out the CMAX Energi....but the first tank of gas lasted to almost 600 miles and accumulated MPGs =41. It is far easier to park with the standard backup camera, and space inside is comfortable in both front & back seat. Cargo space is enough for my traveling gym equipment, musical instruments, & a few filled grocery bags & the retractable cover is handy to conceal contents. Handling the vehicle in driving indicates a quick response to sudden steering changes with stability of holding, reasonable acceleration for merging or lane change or sudden evasive moves to avoid another vehicle. I like the interior lighting around the key entrance, and the turn signal lights on the rearview mirrors gives extra visibility to traffic.
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Is the 2017 Ford C-max-hybrid safe? The 2017 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.
2017 ford c-max-hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded 40 combined MPG 42 city MPG/38 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid?
Available Ford C-Max Hybrid 2017 Submodel Types: Wagon
Available Ford C-Max Hybrid 2017 Trims: SE, SEL, Titanium
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Metallic, Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Ingot Silver Metallic, Shadow Black, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Sterling Grey Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, White Gold Metallic, Ice Storm Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tricoat, Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Tectonic Metallic
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black cloth, Charcoal Black leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Charcoal Black w/Sterling Stone Insert cloth, Medium Light Stone w/Medium Dark Stone Surround cloth, Medium Light Stone w/Medium Dark Stone 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, Power Driver Seat, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Back-up camera, Leather Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Remote Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
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