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2014 Ford C-Max Energi

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$8,472 — $16,380 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
38 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Gas mileage potential
  • High-tech features

The Bad

  • Dashboard controls
2014 Ford C-Max Energi exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Ford C-Max Energi
  • Five seats, no sliding doors
  • Available plug-in Energi version
  • Gas-electric four-cylinder drivetrain

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says, “This hatchback is fun to drive but kind of cramped, and did we mention it’s also sort of expensive?” Watch the video and decide for yourself.

Vehicle Overview

The C-Max Hybrid is more of a hatchback than a minivan: The second-row doors open conventionally, rather than slide open. Competitors to the C-Max Hybrid include the Toyota Prius. A plug-in version of the C-Max dubbed C-Max Energi can be charged to increase the electric motor's ability to move the car gas-free.

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New for 2014
There are no significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • Automatic headlights; available fog lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available hands-free liftgate
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic climate control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • CD stereo; premium audio available
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor make 188 horsepower total
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags

C-Max Energi
The principle difference between the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi is the Energi's plug-in capability. Plug it in — Ford says the Energi can get a full charge overnight on a household 120-volt outlet and the C-Max Energi can putter around on electric power alone for substantially longer than a C-Max Hybrid.
What'...

Vehicle Overview

The C-Max Hybrid is more of a hatchback than a minivan: The second-row doors open conventionally, rather than slide open. Competitors to the C-Max Hybrid include the Toyota Prius. A plug-in version of the C-Max dubbed C-Max Energi can be charged to increase the electric motor's ability to move the car gas-free.

(Skip to details on the: C-Max Energi)
New for 2014
There are no significant changes.
Exterior Highlights

  • Automatic headlights; available fog lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available heated side mirrors
  • Available hands-free liftgate
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic climate control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • CD stereo; premium audio available
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor make 188 horsepower total
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags

C-Max Energi
The principle difference between the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi is the Energi's plug-in capability. Plug it in — Ford says the Energi can get a full charge overnight on a household 120-volt outlet and the C-Max Energi can putter around on electric power alone for substantially longer than a C-Max Hybrid.
What's Special

  • Total drivetrain output of 195 hp
  • Programmable battery charging
  • Cabin temperature preconditioning using grid electricity

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
16 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

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(5.0)

Outstanding utility, visibility and economy.

by blueflag55 from murrayville, ga on May 10, 2018

Love the Energi version; had a regular one before which was handed down to our daughter. Very comfortable, lots of usable and versatile space inside for a smallish car. Great economy (we get close to ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best gas mileage ever!

by jhors1 from Fresno, CA on December 3, 2017

The ability to do 25 miles pure electric should be enough to get people around town all day. I have only used 11 gallons of gas so far, and that's with driving back from San Fran. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Ford C-Max Energi currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford C-Max Energi SEL

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
5 Star
Driver's
4 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The C-Max Energi received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

C

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

C

Rear-facing convertible

C
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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