2018 Ford C-MAX Model Review

42/38  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
24.5  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Ford C-MAX?

The 2018 Ford C-MAX is much more than a hybrid car. The roomy upscale interior has been praised by the reviewers at U.S. News and World Report. Edmunds praises the eye-catching design that gives it curb appeal. Class-best ratings bolster its standing among both hybrid and non-hybrid choices. Exclusive features expand its distinctive character.

2018 Ford C-MAX front

Trims & Technology

If you look for a hands-free power liftgate in the hybrid car class, you'll only find it on the C-MAX. That's just one way it competes in the crossover market. The large interior is another crossover-like quality. Large side doors provide easy entry and exist. The back seat can seat adults comfortably. A panoramic glass roof can add to the feeling that this hybrid is really an SUV. Premium materials were chosen for the car's attractive interior. SE editions start you off right with segment-exclusive dual-zone climate controls and a power-adjustable seat. You won't find those on the Prius or Prius v at this trim level. Pandora is a programmed app for the Sync voice system. Streaming audio can be managed by the available Sync 3 infotainment system. This eight-inch touchscreen brings you HD radio and provides extra connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The hybrid's extra insulation keeps out road noise to allow you to hear your favorite tunes. Titanium models wear leather upholstery and offer a power-adjustable passenger seat. This surpasses the offerings on the rival Prius. Other elements include ambient lighting, a remote starter, and push button start. A keyless entry pad lets you keep your key in your pocket. Five years of Siriusxm Traffic and Travel Link come with the available navigation system.

2018 Ford C-MAX Front

Efficient Hybrid Powertrain

While you won't be plugging in the C-MAX, you'll still be benefiting from its electric capability. A lithium ion battery is charged continuously by the hybrid's electric motor, gas engine, and brake regeneration features. Owners can expect fewer trips to the gas pump. The car earns 42 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. This efficiency is furthered by active grille shutters. Energy coaching can help you reduce fuel waste even more. The power outlay is rated at 188 horsepower. This best-in-class figure beats the Prius family by as much as 50 horsepower. It's not hard to figure out which one is more fun to drive. If you choose the Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in, it can provide 20 miles of EV mode driving.

A Plethora of Safety Features

2018 Ford C-MAX RearTo match the high tech performance, Ford offers high-tech safety features. You can stick with the rearview camera or add a front view camera. Perhaps you'll want the Active Parking Assist for parallel parking maneuvers. A rear cross-traffic can watch for oncoming cars while you get the vehicle situated in a spot. The blind spot monitor lights up icons to tell you which side has neighboring traffic. On the Titanium, visibility is enhanced by heated side mirrors, fog lights, and automatic wipers. When you get behind the wheel, you are sure to notice that the 2018 Ford C-MAX is much more than a typical hybrid. It's a serious performer with the amenities to keep you comfortable and safe.

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