Ford C-Max Hybrids lists the features of the vehicles that offer the best combination of value, efficiency, and overall appeal. This is the third year in a row the C-MAX line has made the list, and as always, the honor is well deserved
A Long Time Coming
While Ford’s C-MAX line is a generally still a newer name in the North American auto industry, the first fuel and diesel-controlled models were accessible in Europe back in 2003. The line at long last advanced abroad with the divulging of the C-MAX Hybrid at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The C-MAX Hybrid debuted in North America in September of 2012. The C-MAX Energi module crossover followed in October, and both models have subsequently demonstrated themselves fit for competing with even the most entrenched hybrid.
The Ford C-MAX Hybrid is controlled by an electric engine with a main edge lithium-ion battery and a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas motor. Together they can create up to 188 drive, yet the electric engine alone can handle a proficient ride at up to 85 mph. With the assistance of Ford’s Next-Generation SmartGauge with EcoGuide and a Brake Coach that helps the driver brake proficiently for ideal vitality regeneration, the C-MAX Hybrid gains an expected 42 mpg city/37 mpg parkway/40 mpg combined.
The Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid uses a bigger lithium-ion battery and an outer port that can completely charge the vehicle in only 2.5 hours utilizing an accessible 240-volt home charging station. On the other hand, a 120-volt outlet and standard rope can completely charge the battery overnight. Proficient driving modes like EcoCruise and EV+ mode spare fuel amid acceleration and use electric mode relying on both the landscape and the separation to the pre-customized destination. These frameworks help the C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid to acquire a combined 88 city/thruway mpg.
Both C-MAX models stand out from different hybrids in their class to give strong acceleration. Indeed, even at the parkway speeds at which most hybrids battle, the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid have enough overhead energy to pass slower vehicles without fail. The energetic feel of the hybrid line is further upgraded by handling that is far better than the control offered by most crossovers.
The performance of the C-MAX line is adjusted by a strong arrangement of vehicle control frameworks. Ford’s AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control framework and strong braking gave by four force circle brakes are controlled by an anti-lock Braking framework that keeps up at all times.
The C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid increase expectations of what hybrids should be. With seating for five, the C-MAX line brags an unequivocally upscale inside that is made with amazing materials and accessible with a competitive assortment of accessible elements.
The accessible SYNC with MyFord Touch incorporates the majority of the infotainment highlights that consumers have come to anticipate. It’s without hands innovation permits the driver to get to everything from phone calls and instant messages to atmosphere control by means of basic voice commands, and its computerized sound framework offers convenient compatibility with USD drives, SD cards, and most advanced music players.
In addition, remarkable EV content is additionally incorporated into the accessible C-MAX SYNC with MyFord Touch framework. In addition to a monitor that shows the present driving mode, the EcoRoute navigation features the most productive course for your vehicle to take to any given destination. The C-MAX Energi additionally incorporates calendar charging amid times when utility rates are at their most minimal.
The C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid have earned high praise from two of the most regarded security institutions in the nation. Both C-MAX models earned four-star general evaluations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The C-MAX Hybrid has likewise earned the highest rating accessible in four out of the five classifications tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
A progressed airbag framework comes standard in both models and incorporates a driver’s knee airbag that works in tandem with the driver’s front airbag to give upgraded protection. Additional front side airbags and side-window ornament airbags are likewise standard and the framework incorporates a shrewd traveler detecting framework that naturally distinguishes the vicinity of a traveler in the front seat.
In addition to Ford’s safety frameworks, both C-MAX models come with probably the most exceptional security highlights available. Ford’s MyKey framework is a standard element that permits folks as far as possible on both the rate of the vehicle and the level of sound framework, and other accessible elements like back stopping sensors, a rearview camera, and parallel park help combine to make the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid into two of the most secure models available.