Ford C-MAX Model Review

42/38  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
24.5  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Ford C-MAX?

Considering its reputation as a hybrid, you may forget that the 2018 C-Max is just as focused on your comfort. In fact, the Car Connection writes that the cabin feels premium. U.S. News and World Report calls it a roomy, upscale interior. Edmunds calls the interior a tough act to beat and praises the exterior for its eye-catching design. The C-Max claims several class-best ratings and offers some class-exclusive features.

2018 Ford C-MAX front

Trims & Features

Ford has clearly emphasized quality in its cabin. The well-built interior uses premium materials to deliver an attractive design. C-Max cabins can claim best-in-class passenger volume. Ride quality is remarkably quiet for any car, much less a hybrid. Parents can use LATCH attachments to secure car seats. On the SE trim, the Sync voice system helps you find the apps you want for streaming audio. Pandora internet radio is already programmed. A power-adjustable seat makes you comfortable and  class-exclusive feature, dual-zone climate controls regulate the temperature. The Titanium trim adds heated seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, and leather upholstery. The upgraded 9-speaker audio system is a great match for the intuitive Sync 3 infotainment system with HD radio. An eight-inch touchscreen now offers more smartphone integration capability via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Drivers will appreciate push button start and a remote starter. Ambient lighting reduces nighttime driving stress, especially for children. You can get many Titanium features on the SE models and both include a panoramic glass roof. Titanium drivers may also want voice-controlled navigation and a keyless entry pad. You can get five years of Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link. The C-Max hands-free power liftgate is another class exclusive features.

2018 Ford C-MAX Front

Horsepower

The C-Max uses an electric motor and lithium-ion battery to assist its gas engine. The hybrid can run up to 20 miles on electric power alone. Drivers will appreciate the blend of friction braking and regenerative braking. By capturing power from braking, the vehicle reuses energy in a seamless fashion. With so much going for it, the C-Max is able to earn 38 mpg* highway and 42 mpg* city. Active grille shutters and energy coaching help you squeeze even more efficiency from the package. Best of all, power outlay is rated at 188 horsepower, which is best in class.

Safety

2018 Ford C-MAX RearDuring reverse maneuvers, you can stay out of harm's way with a rearview camera. Rear and available front parking sensors help you into and out of tight spots. Active parallel park assist can make life easy by executing more of the parking maneuvers. A rear cross-traffic alert beeps to tell you when a car is approaching. Helping reduce the chances of an accident, a blind spot monitor keeps an eye on side traffic. Icons warn you when it isn't safe to change lanes. Titanium exterior aids include automatic wipers, heated side mirrors, and foglights. The MyKey ® lets you set up restrictions for the family's teenager driver.

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