2015 Ford C Max Hybrid
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Most Enjoyable Car We've Ever Owned

by from Millersville, PA on June 24, 2017

Our 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the most enjoyable car we've ever owned. I grew up in a GM family, so I wasn't automatically going for a Ford. But a friend in his 60's (who's owned very expensive cars )...
Our 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the most enjoyable car we've ever owned. I grew up in a GM family, so I wasn't automatically going for a Ford. But a friend in his 60's (who's owned very expensive cars ) has a C-Max Hybrid, and told me it's the best car he's ever owned. Also living three blocks from a Ford dealer, I thought I'd check this out. Once I drove it, I was sold. We now own this car for five months, and I'm still discovering ways in which I simply enjoy this car more than any other I've owned. The lower lumbar support in the front seats is great, and when I add the heated seats my lower back says thank you over and over. Both the leg room and head room in both front and back seats makes driving friends to basketball games enjoyable for everyone. There are so many little touches (touch the turn signal lightly, and it blinks three times and stops) that show that whoever designed and developed this car had the customers in mind. The GPS and blue tooth systems work effectively. (Oh, and did I mention the "pick-up-and-go" when I need to pass someone?) Summarized, we are simply enjoying our Ford C-Max Hybrid...the most enjoyable car we've ever owned. So glad we bought it, so glad I get to drive it.
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Little Known Ford C-Max hybridhas been a great car

by from Dallas, TX on June 20, 2017

This hybrid has been a great car. It has ALL of the extras that I need. I especially like the back-up camera. All of the amenities are easy to use. I've been getting 44 mpg even in the summer. I...
This hybrid has been a great car. It has ALL of the extras that I need. I especially like the back-up camera. All of the amenities are easy to use. I've been getting 44 mpg even in the summer. It's roomy enough for 5 people + the storage in the back is adequate. When I purchased, there was a minimum of information about this car. I don't know why there are not more of these on the road. Ford should be more active in promoting it.
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Still getting use to all the assecessories

by from Coldwater on May 3, 2017

Love it so far and don't see it changing soon. Has features I didn't even know existed in vehicles and the gas mileage is unbelievable. Really feel like I got great service, value and vehicle.
Love it so far and don't see it changing soon. Has features I didn't even know existed in vehicles and the gas mileage is unbelievable. Really feel like I got great service, value and vehicle.
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Exceptional Value

by from Oklahoma City, OK on May 2, 2017

Looks like a "granny car" :) but when you get inside, it has a surprising amount of room. Luggage area is limited, but this is a very comfortable car for the two of us. We take it everywhere, gas mi...
Looks like a "granny car" :) but when you get inside, it has a surprising amount of room. Luggage area is limited, but this is a very comfortable car for the two of us. We take it everywhere, gas mileage is awesome. The back seat, ummmm, not much leg room, but g'kids fit just fine.....and smaller friends ;) Love Ford's nav, etc systems.
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Better than I thought

by from IL on May 1, 2017

It is my first Ford. It is way better than I thought. It is funny to drive (as hybrid car) and ride is very well balanced amd handling is great. Local MPG is amazing but a little disappointed with h...
It is my first Ford. It is way better than I thought. It is funny to drive (as hybrid car) and ride is very well balanced amd handling is great. Local MPG is amazing but a little disappointed with highway driving. I would recommend C-Max to everyone looking for a nice hatchback or good driving hybrid car. So far I am very happy with it.
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A Hybrid car with Pep!

by from Boston, MA on March 11, 2017

Extremely comfortable car to ride in and drive, averaging 40 mp in very mixed driving, a little lower in the winter. A little boxy in design but that makes it surprisingly roomy for carrying cargo wit...
Extremely comfortable car to ride in and drive, averaging 40 mp in very mixed driving, a little lower in the winter. A little boxy in design but that makes it surprisingly roomy for carrying cargo with the rear seats down
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Car get the most gas mileage combine.

by from Etowah,N.C. on March 11, 2017

The Ford CMAX has the the comfort, pickup on highways and gets over 50 mpg in the city. The CMax braking system recharges the battery as you drive.
The Ford CMAX has the the comfort, pickup on highways and gets over 50 mpg in the city. The CMax braking system recharges the battery as you drive.
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Great experience for our first hybrid

by from Cenral IL on July 16, 2016

Before purchasing the C-Max, we drove a Prius V. We found that the Prius V had decent acceleration at speeds below 55, but at highway speeds, the acceleration was very lacking. Then, I test drove the ...
Before purchasing the C-Max, we drove a Prius V. We found that the Prius V had decent acceleration at speeds below 55, but at highway speeds, the acceleration was very lacking. Then, I test drove the C-Max. I found that highway speed acceleration was as good or better than a regular gas car, and that we could gain better mpg's in the city. At that time, the Toyota was off the table at several thousand more dollars than the Ford. The Ford C-Max provides great features for the price, but just a little less more room than the Prius V. Also, we will probably sacrifice a little fewer mpg's than the Prius. That's totally fine for me, because we're still going from 17 mpg to at least 37 mpg. My friends that ride in the C-Max comment on how it is very comfortable and quiet! Some of them comment on how it is too quiet, because they're not used the engine not running at idle. And that brings me to my next point: the transition from electric motor to the 2.0 engine is usually seamless. The only time I notice is when the engine starts immediately when I lift my foot from the brake, or when it starts when at idle because the battery is low. The bottom line is that I love driving the C-Max because of the sportier feel, the great MPG's, and the fact that I don't have to sacrifice just because it's a hybrid vehicle! Disclaimer: I've been a Ford fan for 30+ years!
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Love the C Max

by from Albion NY on September 3, 2015

I have only had it a couple of weeks, but really love the way it drives. It's very comfortable and accelerates quickly. So amazing with gas mileage combined as of now 45mpg. Only thing I would change ...
I have only had it a couple of weeks, but really love the way it drives. It's very comfortable and accelerates quickly. So amazing with gas mileage combined as of now 45mpg. Only thing I would change is that the SE should have Sirius satellite as a standard option. Dealership told me it had it and has the book for it but no satellite radio.
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Great Vehicle

by from San Diego Ca on August 3, 2015

I bought my My 2015 C-Max new just over four months ago, and since I relied on public forums to find real opinions and mileage results of real users, and in the process allay my fears about the dead 1...
I bought my My 2015 C-Max new just over four months ago, and since I relied on public forums to find real opinions and mileage results of real users, and in the process allay my fears about the dead 12V battery issue that plagued the vehicle in the early release phase (i.e. 2013), I want to contribute my two cents and say that after these four months, I think this is pretty darn close to the perfect vehicle for me. Gas mileage and family set my search constraints. My criteria in the search for my next vehicle was that it had to be a four door, and average at least 40MPG. The spec's for the C-Max compare very well on all parameters of importance to me. MPG: it's listed in the 40-42 range. Horsepower to weight ratio: right up there with my wife's Accord. Torque to weight ratio: again, right up there with the Accord. Headroom: check-plus. C-Max has 2" more headroom than any other vehicle I was considering. (I'm 6'3".) Cargo room behind the seats and with seats folded down (flat even): better than my hatchbacks! The C-Max comes out very well when compared to all the other vehicles I was considering. Things I like about this vehicle: MPG (goes without saying) - I expected that I would have to get a much smaller, less comfortable, less versatile vehicle to achieve the 46 MPG that this gets, but not so! This vehicle is consistently giving me 46 MPG. I do not understand how it gets rated at 42/37. This MPG rating number has been a big (and costly) issue for Ford. So I get it that they can't and don't want to over-rate it, but those low numbers were one of the main reasons I did not spot the C-Max in my initial searches for suitable vehicles. (It shows up in position 72 out of 78 at one website when searching for cars over 40 mpg.) Power when you need it - there is no compromise on power for the very good MPG performance. When you need to move quickly on the highway, this will move. (?and I have only pushed the pedal about 2/3 to 3/4 of way down!) Also the torque at startup from a dead stop is very very nice. That's the benefit from the electric motor, and is common to the hybrid and electric designs. Smooth and quiet ride - It has a nice smooth and very quiet ride. It's not a sloshy suspension that makes me seasick like some big American cars, and it's not a "water on a hot skillet" tight ride like my Civic hatchback. It's just very stable and smooth. I drove it on some winding mountain roads on one trip, and I could swear it handled better and rolled less than my little Civic hatchback. Spacious comfortable Interior - I never felt bad in my hatchback, but after being in the C-Max for a while, I feel like I'm in a submarine when I get into my hatchback again. C-Max has great headroom. For me that's a welcome relief after years bending my neck sideways. Cargo room, seats up and seats down - roomy enough because it has more volume than my hatchback, but I have a comment on this later as well. Fold down flat rear seats - 60/40 split provides even more cargo room even while daughter is in the back. I can fold one seat down next to her. Safety systems - taken a bit for granted these days, but I appreciate the potential of the safety improvements of this vehicle as I'm getting older, and this vehicle seems to be well rated. Simple Systems - I bought the SE level vehicle because I'm a "keep it simple" kind of person who appreciates the added reliability of manual this and that. As a driver, I don?t want a touch screen, so I liked the simple buttons and knobs of the radio system. Having said that, my wife loves the Blue-Tooth interface to her cell phone and the hands free sound quality in the car. It's quite good. I also appreciate the 1/8" audio input jack in the center arm rest for those old fashioned sound devices. Comfortable Seats - I don't want motorized seat adjustments, thanks. The SE comes with manual seat adjustments, quick and simple, but lacks a lumbar adjustment. The seat was a bit too curved in the lower and mid-back
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