2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon

2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Save up to $3,777
MSRP range
$24,120 - $27,120

Pros

  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Stylish interior is finished with high-quality materials
  • Responsive handling and quick acceleration
  • Elevated driving position offers good forward visibility

Cons

  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Braking distances are longer than average
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid.

CMAX Meets expectations
Linda Schifferle, 4/12/2017
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.
Great Value
bluebird, 12/23/2017
To give a little perspective, I'm 5'7", 155 lbs. and coming from a 2010 Toyota Matrix. I've had Toyotas for years mainly because of their superb reliability. I've had 3 Fords in the past and swore I'd never get another one, again, mainly because of their reliability or, more precisely, their lack thereof. However, Toyota no longer makes a Matrix and its CH-R has horrible visibility and acceleration - two qualities very important to me. The Ford C-Max, by contrast, has both excellent visibility and very good acceleration - 8.1 seconds 0-60 mph according to Edmunds. I was leery about buying another Ford because of my concern with reliability, but given some of the other qualities I was looking for in a car I decided to take a chance on the C-Max. For example, it has very good gas mileage. I bought it on 8-17-17. Back then I was getting 52 mpg driving locally (far superior to the EPA estimate of 42) and 38 mpg on the highway. I live in MA and in the cold, e.g. 10-30 degrees F, the mpg has dipped considerably to about 35 locally and 33-36 on the highway depending on how fast you go. On a trip up the Maine turnpike at Christmas I got 34 mpg going 75 mph; on the way back and going 65 mph I got 37 mpg. Basically, when it was warm I was getting over 700 miles per tankful (13.5 gal. tank) with mostly local driving and now that winter has arrived I'm getting about 460 miles per tankful with mostly local driving. As you can see cold weather and high speeds really knock the mpg down. Another quality is its visibility in both front and back unlike several of the Japanese designed cars. As mentioned above, its acceleration is very good as well. With the Matrix I was fearful every time I had to merge onto a highway with oncoming traffic or get through an intersection with oncoming traffic. Those fears have been allayed with the C-Max. Also, the seats are very comfortable. It has adjustable lumbar support for the driver and the seats sit higher than my Matrix did for a better view of the road, but not as high as an SUV. It is by far the most quiet car I've ever owned and it feels very smooth. Steering is responsive. The brakes are fine. Headroom is terrific for anyone over 6 feet tall. In the snow it's fine. Granted, this car does not have awd, but for a fwd vehicle it's fine. I'm sure the weight of the car helps too. It's very heavy. One can feel it just in the weight of the doors. It weighs 3640 lbs versus 2830 for my Matrix. I'm approaching the 6000 mile mark and have had no problems thus far (knock on wood). Long term reliability remains to be seen, but so far so good. As far as negatives go, I wish the ground clearance was higher. I believe it's about 5.5 inches comparable to a VW Golf, Honda Civic, or Subaru Impreza which means I need to be very careful when going over speed bumps. I also wish it had a spare tire. The battery is located where the wheel well is located for most cars leaving no room for a spare. That means that whenever I travel up north, e.g. through the White and Green Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont respectively, I have to pray I don't get a flat because the chances of driving into a dead cell are good, thereby making it impossible to call roadside assistance or AAA to get towed. If the lack of spare doesn't bother you, I highly recommend the car. As far as price goes, the sticker price on my SE model with the cold weather package was about 25.5K. I got it for 20K. And the Ford dealer gave me what I wanted for my Matrix in trade - Kelly Blue Book value for a car in very good condition. Why Ford doesn't advertise this car is beyond me. So far it's been a real pleasure to drive. (Update: 6/28/19) I'm currently at the 11,500 mile mark and I recently had a flat. I hit a curb and the rear passenger tire blew. Luckily I was in town and able to make it home to my driveway. It was on a Saturday at 5 p.m.; therefore, all the service stations were closed. I called the Ford roadside assistance number and set up an appointment to get towed to a Ford dealer (Acton Ford) two miles away on the following Monday. Thank God I wasn't in the boondocks somewhere. Because the belt was broken they had to replace the whole tire. So, feeling that I dodged a bullet, I asked the owner's son if it was possible to get a full size spare. Doughnuts are only good for about 40-50 miles. He was able to find me an after market rim from tirerack.com and was able to mount a cheap Kelly tire onto the rim. It fits behind the rear seats. I went to Walmart and bought a folding lug wrench and a jack. There's a small compartment next to the battery where they fit perfectly. At least now I have peace of mind. I also renewed my membership with AAA. Ford roadside assistance provides towing for only up to 30 miles and when you call they want you to have a smart phone so they can send you a text to arrange service. At least with AAA you can talk with a live person.
Very happy with purachse
lslblues, 10/14/2017
We bought this car simply because it was was one of the very few hybrids you could tow behind an RV. Very happy with purchase. Averaging 40.5 MPH overall. Very comfortable seating. Extremely quiet interior. Good comfort. Very happy with purchase.
Outstanding Surprise
Bobbyd, 11/11/2017
I was pleasantly surprised after driving this car how it impressed me. I read the so called critics reviews on how the Prius was the most popular hybrid, but I decided to review this C Max myself. I am slightly over 6 Ft and immediately noticed the huge headroom of the C max that dwarfs the other hybrids. The C max is quiet, smooth ride, comfortable, very roomy and incredible view including a much higher seating position. The REALLY exciting feature is the performance. As everyone knows, the Toyota Prius might get better mileage but at the cost of super slow acceleration. Trying to merge on a freeway with a Prius is downright dangerous! However, I took the C max out and trust me when I say this hybrid is night and day faster. It's actually 4 seconds faster from 0-60 than a Prius and actually faster than any other hybrids in its class. I was sold on the other features already ,but the car like handling and performance really sealed the deal. I just bought the Titanium model with the larger 17 inch wheels. If you are shopping for a Prius, please test the C max like I did. No Prius for this guy!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$24,120
MPG
42 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,120
MPG
42 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

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 Rollover14.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon for Sale

Ford C-Max Hybrid 2017 SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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Ford C-Max Hybrid 2017 SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
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More about the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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 Wagon Overview

The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Titanium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon 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 $24,995. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $3,777 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is15.1% below the MSRP.

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