2016 Ford C-Max Energi

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$31,770

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2016 Ford C-Max Energi
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Gas mileage potential
  • High-tech features

The bad:

  • Dashboard controls

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Sync 3 multimedia system now available
  • Five seats, no sliding doors
  • Plug-in Energi version available
  • Gas-electric four-cylinder drivetrain

2016 Ford C-Max Energi review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The principal difference between the Ford 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 in seven hours on a household 120-volt outlet and in less than three hours on 240-volt service — and the C-Max Energi can putter around on electric power alone for substantially longer than the C-Max Hybrid.

What’s Special

  • Total drivetrain output of 188 horsepower
  • Programmable battery charging
  • Cabin temperature preconditioning using grid electricity

Here’s info on the regular C-Max Hybrid:

The five-seat 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.

New for 2016
Ford’s Sync 3 multimedia system is now available and a new EcoSelect button activates an efficiency-oriented driving mode.

Significant Standard Features

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor make 188 hp total
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic climate control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Premium audio
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most Economical Car I've owned

Bought this car used. Have had it a year. Better seating than my Mercury Grand Marquis. Reliable even in Northern Maine winters. Great heater, great handling. Dirt cheap to run! Quiet on the road.

4.9

Great car.

The car drives great. The inside is fantastic I love that you can change the color of the floor lights. The electric range is a little less than advertised I usually get 15 miles of range out of a charge. The size is fantastic small and easy to park but vary roomie inside. 3 people in the back is a little tight though.

5.0

Great purchase

Very quiet at times you don’t realize you are speeding Very solid car and extremely economical Lots of headroom for people that are tall Wish it had a little longer ev range only thing

See all 16 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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