Power and Handling
Your choice of drive mode, engine and suspension depends so much on how you use your vehicle and how you drive that you are the only one who can really choose them. But the choices are getting easier. Ford engines, for example, continue to narrow the gap between power and fuel efficiency. Technology has done some of the thinking for you.
Configuring the interior you want is important because that's where you'll be spending your time, on long trips or errands. Decide the kind of seating, creature comforts and "extras" you'd like. Find the model that best suits your preferences. And don't forget to check the packages for possible savings.
The way the exterior of your vehicle is trimmed is an expression of your taste and your lifestyle. This has to do with color, décor themes - with everything. Imagine yourself in a vehicle driving alongside yours. What would you think? Would you like it? Would you change anything? Now's the time.
Safety is such an important issue more than the basic occupant protection features are built into every Ford vehicle that rolls of the line. Some advanced supplementary devices are available, but essentially, we have selected your safety features for you.
A group of options, usually related in function (i.e. a group of exterior trim items) are often offered as a "package," saving you money compared with buying the items individually. An "Equipment Group" vehicle is like an option package on a larger scale. Equipment Groups are based on the most popular combination of features for a particular model. The number of buildable combinations is significantly reduced, and so is the cost - another way to save you money.
Key Standard and Optional Features
2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain
Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi have an advanced powertrain which includes a 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine with an electric motor to generate 188 total system horsepower, delivering the responsive power you want when you need it.
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
Unlock and start your C-MAX without ever having to take out your keys. When the key fob is in your pocket or anywhere on you, you can simply press your thumb on the door handle to open the door. Once you’re in, hold down the clutch (or the brake pedal on an automatic), press the power button and go. This convenient feature is standard on the C-MAX SEL Hybrid and C-MAX Energi.
Next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide
The dual-LCD next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide is an innovative cluster that provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi. The next- gen SmartGauge with EcoGuide features a “MyView” screen so drivers can customize the screens to their liking. Efficiency Coach screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle’s efficiency. Screens include Inform, Enlighten, Engage or Empower, and explain your options within each. Five-way steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. The gauge can indicate instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, plus trip data including fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty. Watch the display grow leaves when you drive efficiently. Or watch them fade when you don’t. This green motivator works in any of the four display modes. You may also access your MyFord Touch® screens using the next-generation SmartGauge.
SYNC with MyFord Touch™
Available voice-activated technology that helps you keep your eyes on the road and stay connected to your world.27 • Hands-free calling means you never have to miss a call. If your phone rings, you can answer with the push of a button, and you can make a call with the sound of your voice.
• Just plug in your compatible digital music player, USB drive or SD card and browse your music collection using voice commands.
• Say “Bluetooth® audio” and you can listen wirelessly to whatever's on your phone, even Pandora® internet radio.128,138
• Stay connected and you could have your incoming texts read to you with audible text messaging.
• SYNC Services is complimentary for three years and provides turn-by-turn directions, 411 business search, personalized sports scores, news, stock quotes, horoscopes and more.129
• Voice/touch climate control means you can just tell SYNC with MyFord Touch your preferred temperature and it will adjust to suit you.
• Two screens (depending on the model) on either side of the instrument cluster let you see key features without taking your eyes off the road.
• 911 Assist® can use your connected mobile phone to call 911.28 And that’s just for starters.