Blue 2014 Ford C-Max Energi SEL FWD CVT 2.0L I4 Atkinson-Cycle Hybrid 2.0L I4 Atkinson-Cycle Hybrid.40/36 City/Highway MPGAwards:* 2014 KBB.com Brand Image AwardsReviews:* If youâ€™re impressed by the good fuel economy a hybrid can deliver, but you donâ€™t want to sacrifice the comfy features yielded by so many non-hybrid cars, the 2014 Ford C-Max masterfully blends both desires into a single vehicle. Source: KBB.com* The 2014 C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid - the all-new family of fuel-efficient, multi-activity vehicles from Ford. Maximized style and real-car performance are now available with a reduced carbon footprint. The first dedicated hybrid vehicle line from Ford in North America, C-MAX is filled with innovative features and intuitive technology designed for living life to the max. C-MAX Hybrid runs on a combination of gas and electric power to deliver up to 43 MPG combined, as well as a range of 570 miles on a tank of gasoline. With its charge port and larger lithium-ion battery, C-MAX Energi lets you plug in and achieve 100 MPGe combined, with an all-electric driving range of 0 to 21 miles, and a gas-plus-electric driving range of 620 miles. Fuel efficiency and ultra-low emissions are only the beginning. When you step on the accelerator, C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi both deliver a truly engaging driving experience. The advanced eCVT (electronically controlled continuously variable transmission) smoothly transfers 188 system net horsepower (best-in-class on C-MAX Hybrid) and 129 lb.-ft. of torque to the pavement. The 2014 C-MAX includes Curve Control, the latest enhancement to the AdvanceTrac. If you are taking a curve too quickly, Curve Control can help you slow the vehicle by as much as 10 mph in approximately one second. The C-MAX interior delivers the flexibility you expect from a multi-activity vehicle. The passenger volume of 99.7 cu.ft. offers versatile seating for 5 covered in comfortable cloth or trimmed in luxurious leather (C-MAX Hybrid). Heated front seats help ward off a chill on cold mornings. For the driver, there's a 10-way power-adjustable seat (class-exclusive on C-MAX Energi). Plus, you'll breathe easy thanks to a standard cabin air filter that helps prevent pollen from entering the vehicle the vents (class-exclusive on both). Go further in a 2014 C-MAX. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
The new C-MAX redefines Ford's endeavor in the world of hybrids. Two models in three trims are offered: the Hybrid SE and SEL, as well as the plug-in Energi. All are powered by a 2.0L inline-4 Atkinson engine with an electric motor, which total 188 total system horsepower. The difference in the Energi is its battery. That car utilizes a 7.5kWh Lithium-ion battery (vs. a 1.4Wh cell in the regular Hybrid). This means the battery alone can power the car, without any gas engine assistance, for a range of up to 20 miles. And whereas the Hybrid's smaller battery is recharged solely by the use of the gasoline engine, the Energi's battery can be plugged into either a 120- or 240-volt outlet for a total charge time of either 7 or 2.5 hours, depending upon the outlet's voltage. All C-MAX powerplants are mated to an electronic continuously variable transmission driving the front wheels. So equipped, the Hybrid is EPA rated at a combined 47 mpg, while Ford claims the Energi can deliver a 95 mpg equivalent. Inside, a dual-LCD SmartGauge with EcoGuide keeps drivers informed with real-time system information, which helps ensure maximum efficiency from the C-MAX driving experience. It is fully customizable and easily control through steering wheel-mounted switches. The gauge indicates instant fuel economy and fuel economy history, in addition to other, more common features such as odometer readout. Technology is infused in nearly every aspect of the C-MAX. Available on all models is SYNC with MyFord, which provides hands-free access to everything needed to keep the driver informed: a 4.2-inch LCD screen, telephone, Bluetooth audio, turn-by-turn navigation and more. SYNC with MyFord Touch adds even more great features, including an 8-inch touch central screen with dual 4.2-inch screens, WiFi capability and voice recognition. The C-MAX Hybrid SE comes equipped power mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, with 17-inch aluminum wheels, power one-touch up/down windows all around, 60/40 split-fold rear seat, dual-zone climate control, SYNC MyFord voice-activated communications and entertainment system and a leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and cruise controls. In the Hybrid SEL and Engeri models you'll find power heated mirrors, fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers, a reverse sensing system, ambient lighting, SYNC with MyFord Touch, heated seats with 10-way power adjust on the driver's side, and much more. Several packages are available on the C-MAX, including a Winter Package, Power Liftgate Package, a Premium Audio Package and two different technology packages. All C-MAX models benefit from seven airbags, AdvanceTrac stability control, traction control, and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes.