2017 Ford C-Max Energi

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in Midsize wagons
2017 MODEL

$27,120 - $30,120

6.9

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The Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is available in two trims namely the Ford C Max Energi Wagon SE and the Ford C Max Energi Titanium. Both the basic trim and the higher trim offers a CVT automatic engine starting at a price of $27,120. The Energi Titanium Trim comes with the advanced features from Ford and it is priced around a $3,000 higher than the Energi Wagon SE.


6.9/10
Features

 

5.5/10
Engine

 

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.4/10
Interior

 

6.1/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is a compact wagon which offers a great mixture of powerful engine, and technology. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is one of the best compact wagons available in the market. The car is priced at $27,120. The Ford C-Max Energi Wagon 2017 offers a great performance, fuel economy, and spacious cabins.

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon offers a newly improved powerful engine which delivers excellent power, and performance when compared with last year model. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon gives a tough competition to its competitors like the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S, and the Toyota Prius V Wagon Two in terms of performance, fuel economy, and comfort.

The Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is available in two trims namely the Ford C Max Energi Wagon SE and the Ford C Max Energi Titanium. Both the basic trim and the higher trim offers a CVT automatic engine starting at a price of $27,120. The Energi Titanium Trim comes with the advanced features from Ford and it is priced around a $3,000 higher than the Energi Wagon SE.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Features

6.9/10

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is available in two trims. The base model Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE offer features like Headlamps, Rear Window Defroster, 911 Assist, Climate Control, and Day/Night Rearview Mirror. The base trims the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon 2017 offers a 2.0L CVT automatic transmission engine. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE will cost you $27,120 and is available in front-wheel drive option.

Trim C-Max Energi SE C-Max Energi Titanium
MSRP $27,120 $30,120
Key

 

Features

  • Headlamps LED signature lighting
  • Rear-window defroster
  • SYNC Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 4.2" color LCD screen in center stack, 911 Assist, AppLink, and 1 smart-charging USB port
  • AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability and 6 speakers with speed-compensated volume
  • Climate control Supplemental PTC heater
  • Mirror Day/night rearview mirror
  • Headlamps LED signature lighting
  • Rear-window defroster
  • SYNC 3 with 8" color LCD touchscreen in center stack with swiping capability and unique Hybrid Powerflow screen, 911 Assist, AppLink and 2 smart-charging USB ports
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Windshield wipers Rain-sensing
  • Audio System from Sony with AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability, 9 speakers and HD Radio Technology
  • Mirror Auto-dimming rearview mirror

The top model Ford C-Max Energi Wagon, the Energi Wagon Titanium also offers features like Headlamps, Rear Window Defroster, Climate Control but also offers some additional features like Windshield Wipers, an 8-inch HD touchscreen. The top variant of the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon 2017 also offers a 2.0L CVT automatic transmission engine. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon Titanium will cost you $30,120 and is available in front-wheel drive option.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Engine

5.5/10

"The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produce a combined 188 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is also standard. The C-Max Energi has similar performance to many of its gas-only rivals."-car.usnews.com

Engine & Transmission

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon offers a 2.0L 4-cylinder hybrid engine. The newly improved engine on the Energi Wagon generates 188 hp at 6000 rpm with 129 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The car uses a CVT automatic transmission and is available in front-wheel drive option.

Models Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
MSRP $27,120 $21,685 $26,675
Engine 2.0L l4 1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4 Cylinder Turbocharged 1.8L l4
Transmission CVT automatic 5-Speed Manual CVT automatic
Horsepower 188 hp @ 6000 rpm 170 hp @ 4500 rpm 134 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque 129 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm 184 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm  

The other variant of the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon also offers the same engine from the Wagon SE. The Ford C-Max Energi Wagon has one of the strongest engines amongst its competitors with 188-hp. The engine on the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE and the Titanium is on par with when compared with the competitors.

Acceleration

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon engine loses the competition in terms of acceleration with a score of 7.9 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH. Meanwhile, its competitor the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S wins the competition with the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon in the acceleration with a score of 7.6 seconds to reach 0-60 MPH.

Models Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
0-60 MPH 7.9 sec 7.6 sec N/A
Quarter mile 16.1 sec 16.2 sec 17.6 sec
Engine 2.0L 1.8L 1.8L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A 6.1 4.3

Whereas the other competitors of the Toyota Prius V Wagen Two also lose with the competition. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE took 16.1 seconds to reach quarter mile whereas its competitors the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the Toyota Prius Wagen Two took 16.2 seconds, and 17.6 seconds respectively to reach a quarter mile.

Ride and Handling

The riding experience with the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is good. The car is very smooth and steady. The steering on this car is smooth and very responsive. The suspension on this car is also very good when compared to its competitors. The steering on the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is slightly quicker and responsive than the competitors.

The newly improved engine 2.0L hybrid engine on the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE is powerful and the engine is always ready to give all the horsepower you need. The engine is smooth but the engine on this car may sound a little harsh when the car crosses 60 MPH. The front visibility and the driving, viewing points while driving are good.

The front-wheel-drive delivers a peaceful and cozy ride making the long-distance rides smoother than ever. In addition to this, it comes with an Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) that induces outstanding control over the steering wheel which also helps a lot at turnings where the steering wheel has to be turned to a greater angle.

Braking

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon packs an 11.8-inch disk braking system on the front and an 11.0-inch brake on the rear. The brakes on this car are decent but loses in the breaking and stopping to stop from 60-0 MPH.

Model Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
Brake Front (in.) 11.8 11.3 N/A
Brake Rear (in.) 11.0 10.7 10.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3,899 3063 3,340
60-0 MPH (ft.) N/A 121 122

The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S wins in the braking department with a stopping distance of 121 feet followed by the Toyota Prius V Wagon Two with a stopping distance of 122 feet from 60-0 MPH.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The fuel economy is one of the very important points to consider while buying a car. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon delivers a good fuel economy with 41 mpg in the city and about 38 mpg on the Highway. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE delivers a good fuel economy but still, it loses with the competitors.

Model Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
MPG (city) 41 25 43
MPG (highway) 38 34 39
MPG (combined) 39 29 41

The Ford C-Max Energi Wagon offers a mileage of 39 mpg combined whereas its competitors the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen offer 29 mpg of combined mileage, the Toyota Prius V Wagon Two offers the highest fuel economy with about 41 mpg of combined fuel economy.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Interior

8.4/10

The front seats are comfortable, spacious, and supportive. Their elevated position gives you a good view of the road, along with plenty of head- and legroom. However, the rear-mounted battery limits second-row space. No more than two passengers fit comfortably in the rear seats. -Cars.USnews

Seating and Comfort

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S, and the Toyota Prius V Wagon Two allow up to 5 people to be seated at once. The interior cabin is pretty spacious and designed with the good quality materials. The car also offers a decent amount of cabin and drivers space making the ride quite comfortable.

Model Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
Passenger capacity 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 41.0/55.9/43.1 38.6/55.9/41.2 39.6/55.9/41.3
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.4/55.2/36.5 38.6/53.6/35.6 38.6/55.2/35.9

The available front headroom, shoulder room, and legroom on the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE are 41.0 (in), 55.9 (in), and 43.1 (in) in the front row respectively. There is a decent amount of headroom, shoulder, and legroom in the second row with 39.4 (in), 55.2 (in), 36.5 (in) respectively.

Infotainment System

The latest model of the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE offer features like a SYNC voice recognition system, stereo, HD radio, and a CD player. The car also offers an option for Auxiliary Audio Input and 2 smart charging USB ports. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen HD infotainment system in the center with swiping capabilities.

The 9 speaker sound system on the car is decent which provides a delighting music experience. In addition to this, the car also features a USB Port for external connectivity, AM/FM, 911 Assist, App link, and power flow screen.

Cargo Capacity

Model Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3) 19.2 30.4 34.3
Cargo Volume rear seat down (ft.3) 42.8 66.5 67.3

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE loses with the competition in the car cargo space with 19.2 cubic-feet at seat up. Whereas the other competitors of the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE; the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and the Toyota Prius V Wagon Two offer 30.4 cubic feet, and 34.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity respectively. The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE also offers 42.8 cubic feet of cargo space at seat folded.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Exterior

6.1/10

As for the C-Max, its rounded and mounded exterior pays off on the inside, where there is ample headroom and space for taller people and objects. Apart from badging and what looks like a fuel-cap door on the front left that hides the AC plug-in port, the 2017 C-Max Energi looks nearly identical to the standard C-Max hybrid. -KelleyBlueBook

Dimensions and Weight

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon weighs about 3899 lbs. The Wagon SE is the long car with a length of 173.6 (in). In addition to this, the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is a bulky car with a total curb weight of 3899 lbs and 173.6 (in).

Model Ford C-Max Energi wagon SE Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen S Toyota Prius v wagon Two
Curb weight (lbs.) 3,899 3063 3,340
Length(in) 173.6 179.8 182.9
Width(in) 72.0 70.8 69.9
Height(in) 63.8 58.3 62.0
Ground clearance (in) 5.5 5.4 5.7
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 103.5 109.4
Track width (in) F/R 60.5/60.4 61.0/59.9 60.6/60.8

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon has 5.5 (in) of ground clearance which is a decent amount of space from the ground which makes the car to avoid rubbing over rough surfaces. The Curb weight of the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE 2017 is 3391 lbs with which the car delivers slightly lower combined fuel economy when compared with the competitors. The wheelbase of the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is 104.3 (in).

Exterior Features

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is a bulky, and a classy wagon. The car comes with LED headlights, Rear window defroster, a keyless entry pad, panoramic glass roof, and a charge port door graphic with a simply tweaked design. The car uses alloy wheels as standard.

  • LED headlights
  • All-new alloy wheels
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • LED headlights
  • All-new alloy wheels
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Rear Window Defroster

Wheels

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE uses a 17 In. P225/50R17 painted alloy wheels as standard.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Safety

7.0/10

Safety Features

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE comes with advanced safety features like airbags, Electronic Stability Control and other safety features as listed below.

  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
  • Airbags Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger includes dual-stage front airbags, safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy-management retractors, safety belt usage sensors, Front-Passenger Sensing System driver's seat position sensor, restraint control module, and crash severity sensor
  • Airbags Driver's knee airbag

NHTSA and IIHS has not yet rated.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Competition

Ford C-Max Energi Wagon vs Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S

The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S is one of the best alternatives to the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE 2017 which offers almost all features as the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE but in a better way. The Golf SportWagen S delivers less fuel economy and power when compared with the Energi Wagen SE which is priced much higher than the Golf SportWagen S. The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S will cost you $21,685 whereas the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE 2017 is priced at $27,120.

Ford C-Max Energi Wagon vs Toyota Prius V Two

The Toyota Prius V Wagon Two is the best alternative to the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE 2017 which offers more than the Energi Wagon SE. The Prius delivers more fuel economy than the Ford Energi Wagon SE, has much bigger cargo space than the Wagon SE. The Toyota Prius V Wagon Two will cost you $26,675 whereas the Ford C-Max Energi Wagon SE 2017 is priced at $27,120.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi Final Verdict

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is a great car in terms of its performance, fuel economy and classy looks. The car offers best in class performing hybrid engine, decent interiors, and some important safety features.

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Wagon is priced at $27,120 but it is behind the competitors when it comes to other specifications like missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which most of the competitors are offering these feature as standard. But in case if you are looking for a car with more power, fuel economy and features than the Toyota Prius V Wagon Two is the best option to consider. If your budget is not sufficient then the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S may be the best option for you.

Pros

Driver Assist Package

Quick Acceleration

8-inch touchscreen

Cons

Less Cargo Volume

No Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

What's New?

Revamped suspension tuning

Reverse sensing system

Electric power-steering

2.0L engine

Safety Features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27120

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

188 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

129 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

cvt

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11 in. ventilated front disc/11.8 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

173.6 in.

width

72 in.

height

63.8 in.

curb weight

3899 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

99.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

19.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

9200 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

21 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

8.1 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

NA/39/NA mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Ford C-Max Energi in White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat color  2017 Ford C-Max Energi in White Gold Metallic color  2017 Ford C-Max Energi in Shadow Black color  2017 Ford C-Max Energi in Oxford White color  2017 Ford C-Max Energi in Magnetic Metallic color  2017 Ford C-Max Energi in Kona Blue Metallic color  2017 Ford C-Max Energi in Ingot Silver Metallic color
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

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Ratings

Features

6.9

Engine

5.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.4

Exterior

6.1

Safety

7.0

Driving

4.0

Comfort

8.1

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE

SE

power
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Electric fuel
mpg
N/A

$27,120


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $27,120 MSRP N/A 188 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, electric fuel
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Titanium

Titanium

power
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Electric fuel
mpg
N/A

$30,120


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Titanium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) Starting at $30,120 MSRP N/A 188 hp @ 6000 rpm, 2 L, I4, electric fuel
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cvt front wheel drive 5 NA