2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Ford C‑Max Hybrid. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    40 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    141-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    2-speed CVT w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Gas mileage potential
  • High-tech features

The Bad

  • Dashboard controls

Notable Features of the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

  • Five seats, no sliding doors
  • Available plug-in Energi version
  • Gas-electric four-cylinder drivetrain

2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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'...

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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Latest 2014 C-Max Hybrid Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great little work vehicle

by Davy Jones from Twin Cities, MN on June 8, 2018

I bought this used to replace my 1999 Tahoe that was near 300,000 miles. I need a decent amount of storage space for hauling tools & equipment around & the C-Max has proven adequate for most jobs. ... Read full review

(1.0)

Failed transmission

by gracielou from Auburn, AL on March 27, 2018

I bought this car used with 105,000 miles, after owning it for 5 MONTHS(now 112,000 miles), the transmission needs to be replaced. The cost of that is $7,000! I bought it for $5,840. Now I owe $5,000 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid currently has 5 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Restraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Small overlap front
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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 Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* 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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