Power and Handling
The C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi Plug-In-Hybrid do more than optimize efficiency. Features such as standard electric power-assisted steering, independent rear suspension and standard stabilizer bars contribute to ride quality. And the standard electronically controlled continuously variable transmission eliminates the noticeable upshifts and downshifts of conventional transmissions, providing a seamless driving experience.
The C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid are more than just efficient. In addition to providing a comfortable and accommodating interior with a number of available amenities, these hybrids are very versatile. For example, if you need cargo room on demand, the rear seats can be folded for storage room on demand. There are even hidden compartments in the footwell of the second row. Just one of several clever features in these clever vehicles.
Both the C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid offer a number of standard and optional exterior features. In addition to being stylish, these features add even more to a vehicle that delivers utility, versatility and efficiency.
The C-Max Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid include occupant-protection and collision-avoidance features.
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 the C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi plug-in-hybrid feature a powertrain that delivers responsive power. In addition, the C-MAX Hybrid has an EPA-estimated rating of 45 city/40 hwy/43 combined mpg*.
7.6 kW Lithium Ion Battery
The C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid should be thought of as a hybrid plus. C-MAX Energi is designed to deliver maximum efficiency by combining a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. You don’t need to plug in for an all-electric driving experience – the Regenerative Braking System can recharge the lithium-ion battery, which powers the electric motor.
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 Plug-In Hybrid. 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 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 SmartGauge.
Illuminated Charge Port
When the connector cord* (standard 120 volt comes with the vehicle) is plugged into the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid charge port, located between the driver’s door and front wheel well, the port will illuminate into quadrants to indicate its current level of charge. When the vehicle is fully charged, all four quadrants are illuminated for a short time and the charging process will cease.