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2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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$24,170

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

39
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars
1 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

173.6” x 63.9”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Gas mileage potential
  • High-tech features

The bad:

  • Dashboard controls

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.

(Skip to details on the: C-Max Energi)

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 horsepower 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

C-Max Energi

The principal 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 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 hp
  • Programmable battery charging
  • Cabin temperature preconditioning using grid electricity

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

C-Max Hybrid is a Winner in Ohio

Ford had a great idea in the C-Max hybrid. So many places we travel don’t have the plug ins for electric. We have many trips with 40+ to 50 mpg. Ford missed the mark when they discontinued manufacturing the C-Max. Bring back the car and make us look toward the future !

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

2016 ford c-max

Cesar was a real help with buy my 2016 Ford C-Max. I appreciate the hard work and help. Looking forward to working with him again..

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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3.0

No Spare Tire. Plastic visor mirror pin broke ac=

2 days after buying ris car I had a tire blow out on sidewall Not safe to travel without a spare tire. Car doesn't have a place for one. I live in the high desert extreme heat.The tire kit under the seat is useless. Poor gas mileage when you use AC. Premium radio installed but can't sync phone = features have been discontinued. Driver visor mirror falls out now tied down with shoestring.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value 2.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 3.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does not recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
14.3%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
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
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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