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2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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$12,157 — $20,613 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
39 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Gas mileage potential
  • High-tech features

The Bad

  • Dashboard controls
2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid
  • Sync 3 multimedia system now available
  • Five seats, no sliding doors
  • Plug-in Energi version available
  • Gas-electric four-cylinder drivetrain

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 ...
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

What drivers are saying

5.0
11 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

Very reliable

by C-max16 from Melbourne, Florida on October 13, 2018

We bought this 2 years ago in November. We traded in our Escape and started looking at something bigger. The salesman brought this around, just asked me to sit in it to see if I liked it. First time I... Read full review

(5.0)

Mr Si Max

by Si Si Max from Elmhurst, IL on July 27, 2017

This car is compact, yet very roomy inside. Very good fit and finish. It has a lot of power compared to the 2010 Prius I use to own. The car handles very well and big improvement in the viewing area, ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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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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