2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Key specs

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The good:

  • Gas mileage potential
  • High-tech features

The bad:

  • Dashboard controls

2 trims

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Notable features

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

2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid review: Our expert's take

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’s Special

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

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car for the money!

Ford has given the hybrid world a shot in the arm! The C-MAX is a stylish alternative to more established players like the Toyota Prius. The Ford C-Max Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine, combined with a lithium-ion powered battery, that produces 188 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. This means when you are accelerating from a stop or moving at highway speeds, the C-Max Hybrid feels zippy. It also smoothly transitions between gas and electric power. The C-Max Hybrid rides firmly but also feels smooth on most road surfaces. It has responsive steering, a composed ride, and strong brakes. With all this zip and responsiveness, you still get an EPA estimated 44 mpg in the city, and 41mpg on the highway! These estimates are only topped, and slightly, by the Toyota Prius v’s.


Very reliable with excellent mileage.

12V battery must be replaced every 3 years to avoid any problems, best to replace before any problems come up. Had a dead battery several times before coming up with this idea, no problems since.


Great car good on fuel Lotta room in it

For the money it’s a great car we have had no problems with it 95000 miles on it. I definitely would recommend it for transportation back-and-forth to work

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
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.
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
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Compare the competitors


Toyota Prius c


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Toyota Prius Plug-in


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