2016 Ford C-Max Energi consumer reviews

$31,770 starting MSRP
side view of 2016 C-Max Energi Ford
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.6
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4.7

perfect fuel efficient car

This car is great on gas and meets all of my needs, perfect size, and all the right tech gadgets I need.

5.0

The Best of the Best

This vehicle has all of the comfort features and also rapid response handling. Average MPG of 38 MPG for a driver that accelerates fast and uses passing gear relatively often.

4.5

Good Performance for a Hybrid

The vehicle is comfortable, handles well, is quiet and easy to get in and out of. The Sync 3 audio system works nicely

4.0

very reliable and comfortable, just poor EV range

Bought one in 2013, now 2016, and for Ford to not extend the EV range, considering other manufacturers EV advancements, baffles me.

4.1

Nice car, EV Range is too short

This is a very nice car. I love that I can plug it in and charge it over night. I would like to see better EV range. Also the battery consumes a large portion of the rear storage area, reducing the car's practicality. This vehicle needs a dedicated platform to allow the batteries to go under the floor. The new Sync 3 system is great. Very responsive, unlike prior Ford systems. The only dislike is the Navigation commands. It is is not intuitive, nor can you use natural language like Google Maps can.

3.0

Love/Hate relationshop

The first month of ownership the car was in the shop most of the time for a problem: complete loss of all electrical power. Even the power locks didn't work to open a door. So much aggravation it took away any joy of the "new car experience." The dealership had no solution. At one point the manager told me he has a lot full of c max cars that mysteriously just go dead. They were able to fix my car so it didn't die every night as often, but I bought a portable battery booster, and it is very compact, sleek and reliably jump starts the car every time I get stuck now. I keep the charger in the glove box. You never know when it will be needed. It is almost 1 year since I leased the car and it has less than 5000 miles on it. It is such a great riding car, when it runs, that is. Very high end fit and finish. I can't believe Ford has had this problem for years and years and has been unable to come up with a fix. The MSRP is "only" $37,500. I know some of you reading this are thinking I must be doing something wrong. I get your disbelief. Yes, I contacted a lawyer to file a lemon law claim, but then I was transferred to another state. That's another story.

4.3

Very enjoyable car

This car is ideal for me - a plug in hybrid that is in my price range. I seldom drive more than 15 miles in a day, which means that I almost never use the gasoline engine. The car is fun to drive, easy for me to get in and out of and comfortable. It is generally easy to clear it from snow (I live in Maine, no garage), although the recess for the windshield wipers could be better designed - ice gets stuck in the recess and is very hard to remove. There is limited cargo room because of the battery, but at this point in my life I don't need a lot.