2017 Ford C-MAX

Original MSRP Range
$24,175 - $30,120
Available Style(s)
Wagon
MPG
42 - 42 MPG City / 38 - 38 MPG Hwy
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2017 Ford C-MAX

What We Like

Drives like a tall Focus (that's a good thing); 570-mile driving range; quiet cabin; five seats; usable EV mode in real-world driving

What We Don't

Electric range limited to 20 miles; compromised cargo capacity; not a great value; noisy gasoline engine

Ratings

Expert Rating

3.9/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5

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Overview

What's New in the 2017 Ford C-MAX?

Instead of being a one-trim model, the C-MAX Energi now comes in SE and Titanium trims, with a consequent restructuring of equipment availability. It's also received a mild facelift. See the 2017 Ford C-MAX models for sale near you

Which C-MAX is the Best?

Working on the assumption that saving gas is all part of a bigger push to save money, the SE model with its particular Driver Assist package seems like the right balance of equipment and expenditure. Find a Ford C-MAX for sale

 

How Much Does a 2017 Ford C-MAX Cost?

The 2017 Ford C-MAX Energi is offered in SE and Titanium trim levels.

The SE ($27,995) has 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, automatic headlights, keyless entry/start, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-telescopic/leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, an external 120-volt/240-volt plug with LED perimeter illumination, a 110-volt power outlet, Energi-specific EV displays, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a 6-speaker audio system and compatibility with a smartphone app that displays the Energi's vital signs remotely.

The optional SE Comfort package brings leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, 10-way power adjustment for the front passenger seat and heated side mirrors that incorporate puddle lamps. An SE Driver Assist package has rear parking sensors, a powered tailgate, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen.

The Titanium ($30,995) has all the above as standard, then adds rain-sensing wipers, fog lights, ambient cabin lighting, push-button start/remote start, a self-dimming rearview mirror, HD Radio, and an upgraded 9-speaker Sony audio system.

The Driver Assist bundle for the Titanium trim features blind spot monitoring, a self-parking system for parallel spaces, front parking sensors and a hands-free powered tailgate (a sensor detects foot movement providing the key is also within range).

Other options include a fixed panoramic sunroof, door-lock touchpads and navigation.

Cargo space is something of an issue due to the lithium-ion battery pack in the trunk. The official cargo area is 19.2 cu ft. behind the back seats and 42.8 cu ft. when they're folded down. In this configuration, there's a big drop-off from the battery shelf down to the seatbacks.

C-MAX Trims

WagonOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
C-Max Energi SE FWD$27,120 / $25,900Hybrid188N/AContinuously Variable AutomaticFWD
C-Max Energi Titanium FWD$30,120 / $28,765Hybrid188N/AContinuously Variable AutomaticFWD
C-Max Hybrid SE FWD$24,175 / $23,087Hybrid18842 / 38Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
C-Max Hybrid Titanium FWD$27,175 / $25,952Hybrid18842 / 38Continuously Variable AutomaticFWD
Ford C-MAX Safety

Is the 2017 Ford C-MAX a Safe Car?

Standard safety features include stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and seven airbags (front, front-side, driver-knee and full-length side-curtain).

In government crash tests, the C-MAX Energi scored an overall four stars out of five, four stars for frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the car its highest score of Good in most categories except for the tricky small-overlap front crash test, where the Energi still managed to achieve the second-best score of Acceptable.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components8 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2017 Ford C-MAX vs the competition

2017 Chevrolet Volt -- A must-drive for anyone considering a plug-in hybrid, the Volt still offers the best EV range in this category.

2017 Ford C-MAX Hybrid -- It doesn't plug in or offer a pure EV mode, but the regular C-MAX Hybrid is otherwise similar, and it's more affordable.

2017 Nissan Leaf -- The all-electric Leaf could be ideal as second car for commuting, as its 107-mile range doubles that of the Volt.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime -- The new generation of this Prius plug-in hybrid variant has an EV-only range of 25 miles and achieves a phenomenal 133 MPGe.

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