As for styling, the C-Max is utilitarian, and it pretty much splits the difference between the Prius Liftback and the more family-oriented Prius V wagon by shape and size -- although it's arguably sportier than either of those models, going by styling cues and interior design. The car is completely 650 pounds lighter, and its responsiveness shows it. Worn carpets, and scuffed trim are the usual clues. The C-Max is built on Ford Focus underpinnings, and from most angles it gives that away freely, appearing like a tall-wagon version of the Ford compact hatch. What to Look For All of the engines are tough units and the diesels are especially good, so no major mechanical issues there.
The kicking motion to open the gate is often delayed as well as the touch entry system and some glitches in the computer system keeping devises connected and running smoothly. The engine note sounds less desperate and shrill under full acceleration, giving drivers more confidence in tight or steep situations. I was a little apprehensive about dropping so much money on this part, but based on reviews went ahead. The biggest difference between the two models is on the lithium-ion battery pack. While going well against the Toyota Prius 2013, the new generation of cars and a number of recent hybrid sedans offer a better balance of acceleration, fuel economy and agility.
Whether you get the 2015 Ford C-Max with a charging plug as the C-Max Energi or opt for the Hybrid, what you get is a relatively responsive full hybrid that allows you to creep along at lower speeds in electric-only mode, or otherwise earn many more miles per gallon than most non-hybrid models its size. I am very happy with the new product and with 4D Tech customer support and overall interactions. The hybrid has a maximum cargo volume of 52. The 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi, like the Toyota Prius and Prius V, aren't sold in the U. Here's what to look for when choosing a used second generation model.
It really helps to know where the dashboard snaps apart, etc. The C-Max will quite easily move along gently at lower speeds in electric-only mode, then start the gasoline engine and blend it seamlessly as you gather speed or increase acceleration. The cabins are reasonably hardwearing too, but look for damage in the rear caused by tots. On a recent trip from Phoenix to San Diego it took less than a full tank one way! Ford also cut the estimated range of its C-Max Energi model from 21 miles to 19 miles. The interior far out does any car in its class. The dashboard is a riot of cowls, metallic and piano-black finishes and sweeping arcs. Remarkably, the current Prius is roughly the same as the C-Max for driving quality, something almost unimaginable in its 2013 launch.
It's zippy with great handling. See details in Press Release. For a vehicle that's so compact on the outside, the 2015 Ford C-Max is shockingly spacious and useful -- and actually a very good vehicle for shuttling around the driver and three other adults. Towing Weight - Unbraked 695 Minimum Kerbweight 1391 No. Those numbers are higher than those of the Prius Liftback which has only 21 cubic feet with the rear seat up but lower than the Prius V wagon, which has 34 to 40 cubic feet with the sliding rear seat up, and 67 cubic feet when it's down.
Therefore finding a used one shouldn't be difficult. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification. Will this add the on screen controls? Ford, it seems, has been hedging backward on fuel economy numbers for the C-Max ever since, two years ago when it came out with 47-mpg city and highway ratings, most owners weren't seeing anything close to that. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. This was from a different company. Please see listing description for detailed tax rates based on Canadian Province. As far as I'm concerned, car does everything it.
We do not currently offer a kit to add this functionality. They'll be more happy with it! The instructions included with the part s were extremely helpful and easy to follow, and once installed the part seems to be working really well. The range wasn't too difficult to get a handle on, with just Zetec and Titanium trims on offer, with Titanium X subsequently being introduced. The upgrade was offered free of charge to existing owners of these hybrids. I don't regret the 36k I paid for this car one bit.
Yes, it's nowhere near as racy on the outside as the Focus five-door, although it serves family needs in a different way -- with high mileage and a unique exterior that calls it out as a hybrid from a distance. . My car has that part inside a very small C-Max compartment with very little slack to work with. The tax rate varies based on the buyers Province. Where the standard C-Max and the plug-in C-Max Energi differ is that the Energi Ford's first-ever plug-in hybrid offers an official driving range of 19 miles—nearly double the Prius Plug-In's official range of 11 miles, and far more useful for an electric commute, with the benefits of a gasoline vehicle for weekend trips. If the seat is reclined these can spring forward with quite a wallop when released. Wikimedia Commons has media related to.
In October 2012, the 1. You will only receive what is pictured unless otherwise stated in the description such as the use of stock photos. Admittedly, the stylists have done their best to give it flowing lines, including highlighted wheel arches and a slight haunch over the rear wheel. You look at carrying capacity, how the seats fold, how impervious to your kids' more destructive tendencies the interior is and become deeply acquainted with how easy it'll be to clean orange Dorito food-colouring from the upholstery. The C-Max Energi uses a system capable of capturing and reusing more than 95% of the braking energy normally lost during the braking process.