The ideal combination: power and performance
The combined energy of a dynamic electric motor powered by a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and the 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine propels C-MAX Hybrid. C-MAX Hybrid delivers best-in-class* 188 combined horsepower, but in all-electric mode, it is capable of traveling up to 85 mph. And power-split hybrid architecture allows the battery and gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately using the motor and generator.
*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles.
Next-Generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide
The dual-LCD next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid. The MyView screen lets you customize displays to your liking. Configurable screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle’s efficiency. Left-side display screens include Engage and Empower modes. In Engage, you’ll see separate gauges for engine power and lithium-ion battery power, and “EV” displayed when the vehicle is operating on lithium-ion battery power only. In Empower you’ll also see how close you are to the gasoline engine on/off threshold and the amount of power being requested based on how far you’re depressing the accelerator pedal. Five-way steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. As your driving efficiency increases, the right-side cluster display grows lush green leaves and vines.
Power-Split Architecture with 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle Engine
Many advantages come with owning a hybrid, such as battery recharging (when utilizing the gas engine and regenerative braking) and the power-split hybrid architecture. This allows the battery and the 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately using the motor and generator to help maximize the vehicle’s efficiency.
Regenerative Braking and Brake Coach
When you apply the brakes in a conventional vehicle, kinetic energy is lost to heat due to friction. During braking in C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid, however, regenerative braking recovers more than 90 percent of the energy that would normally be lost with conventional braking and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use. Additionally, right after you have braked to a stop, on the left-hand instrument cluster display, Brake Coach shows the percentage of available energy you’ve recovered and returned to the battery. It also coaches you on how to brake efficiently, so that more energy can be regenerated.
FOX Racing Shox is a trademark of FOX Factory, Inc.
Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT)
The C-MAX Hybrid powertrain uses an eCVT, or electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, combining power from the engine and electric motor to deliver power to the wheels when you command it. Engineered, designed and produced in-house by Ford, the eCVT eliminates the noticeable upshifts and downshifts of conventional transmissions, providing a seamless driving experience.
C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid
C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid gives you the option of plugging in for a recharge or not plugging in. C-MAX Energi is designed for efficiency by combining an advanced lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine. The plug-in capability allows you to fully charge the vehicle in 2.5 hours, using the available 240-volt home charging station, or overnight, with a 120-volt outlet and standard convenience cord. C-MAX Energi uses an air-cooling system to regulate battery temperature and help maximize battery life, so you can get the most miles out of each charge. Another feature, EV Mode, lets you choose which mode to drive in – electric only, gasoline only, or a combination of gas and electric
When nearing your home it should be easier to stay in electric mode.* The EV indicator displays EV+ when this mode is active. Frequent destinations are learned by your vehicle. These locations can be cleared through the information display. The EV+ feature can also be turned off.
The EV Mode usage changes are based on the following criteria:
• 1/2 mile from a familiar destination, your vehicle starts to raise the accelerator pedal-based EV Mode threshold
• Infrequent destinations have no increase in EV driving
*Learning frequent destinations takes approximately two to four weeks of use.
C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid gives you the option of using cruise control or EcoCruise. Accessible through the menu in the left instrument cluster screen, EcoCruise operates similarly to conventional cruise control, using the speed you set to maintain cruising speed on flat roadways and steep hills. Unlike standard cruise control, which accelerates quickly to get back to the set speed, EcoCruise gradually accelerates the vehicle, returning it to the preset speed, helping to save fuel.
Certified EV Dealers
For service and maintenance on Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid, nobody knows your vehicle like the trained technicians at your certified EV Ford Dealer.
Illuminated Charge Port
When the convenience cord is plugged into the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid charge port, located between the driver’s door and front wheel well, the port will illuminate by quadrants to indicate its current level of charge. When all four quadrants are illuminated, the vehicle has fully charged
Convenience Charge Cord and Charge Time
C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid can be plugged in or not. If you want to recharge the vehicle, simply plug the convenience cord that comes with your vehicle into a standard 120-volt outlet. Overnight, your car will be recharged. For a faster recharge time, 2.5 hours, a 240-volt home charging station is available for purchase from AeroVironment.™ Several other units are branded by Ford Motor Company and can be hardwired or plugged into a 240-volt outlet for portable, nonpermanent installation, easy removal or replacement. For more information, please call 1-888-219-6747 or visit evsolutions.com/ford.
Available 240-volt charging cord shown.
AeroVironment is a trademark of AeroVironment, Inc.
MyFord® Mobile app and myfordmobile.com
The mobile app from Ford, standard on C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid, and myfordmobile.com let you monitor and schedule charging for your C-MAX Energi from just about anywhere to help you maximize your range. You can get remote charging status updates, so you can check charge levels and available range as well as find the location of your vehicle in a large parking lot. The app and website also estimate the amount of CO2 emissions based on your driving style. Other things MyFord® Mobile* and myfordmobile.com let you do include:
• Find charging stations within range, utilizing charge station finder
• Engage remote vehicle preconditioning,** using grid power to heat or cool vehicle interior
• Program charging with utility input, allowing the vehicle to charge when it’s most convenient or when electricity prices are lowest†
• Remotely lock/unlock doors
*MyFord Mobile subscription complimentary for five years from vehicle sale date as recorded by the dealer.
Subscription fees apply after five years. MyFord Mobile requires a compatible 2G independent cellular network. Evolving technology and cellular networks may affect future functionality.
**Effectiveness of cabin conditioning may be reduced by extreme outside temperatures or when using 120-volt charging.
†Based on your local utility’s participation.
Available 240-Volt Home Charging Station
To recharge the state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery for Ford plug-in electric vehicles, a 240-volt home charging station is available for purchase with or without installation services from AeroVironment.™ If you decide to have the unit installed, an AeroVironment-affiliated electrician will perform an electrical audit and then install the 240-volt charging station. The electrician can handle everything, including securing the required permits. If you like, you can have a preferred electrician install the AeroVironment charging station. There are also other units branded by Ford Motor Company that can be hardwired or plugged into a 240-volt outlet for portable, nonpermanent installation, easy removal or replacement. For more information, please call 1-888-219-6747 or visit evsolutions.com/ford.
AeroVironment™ is a trademark of AeroVironment, Inc.
Available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® with Unique EV Content
Available voice-activated technology that helps you keep your eyes on the road and stay connected to your world.27
• Voice-activated hands-free technology means you never have to miss a call. If your phone rings, you can answer with the push of a button, and you can make a call with the sound of your voice
• Just plug in your compatible digital music player, USB drive or SD card and browse your music collection
• EcoRoute offers custom routes, giving you the most economical way to get to your destination
• Unique EV content:
-You can also see which mode the vehicle is in, such as Hybrid Drive, Charging EV Battery, Idle, Electric Drive and other modes (Hybrid only)
-Using charging convenience features, you can improve your charging experience, even scheduling a charge time when utility rates are lowest* (C-MAX Energi only)
• Stay connected and you could have your incoming texts read to you with audible text messaging
• 911 Assist® can use your connected mobile phone to call 91128
• Voice/touch climate control means you can tell SYNC with MyFord Touch your preferred temperature and it will adjust to suit you
• Two screens on either side of the instrument cluster let you see key features without taking your eyes off the road
*Based on your local utility’s participation.
27. SYNC is available on most Ford vehicles. Features/functionality vary by vehicle/model. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use SYNC/MyFord Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Traffic alerts and turn-by-turn directions available in select markets. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply.
Dynamic Driving Experience
They’re efficient. They’re fun to drive, and they have best-in-class* 188 combined horsepower. Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid are responsive, while also providing a controlled ride. Using a combination of brake and/or engine control, standard all-speed traction control helps maximize available traction on slippery or loose surfaces. Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™39 uses gyroscopic sensors that measure both vehicle yaw and roll motion. If you corner too quickly or swerve to avoid an object, RSC automatically applies brake pressure and adjusts engine power to help you keep your vehicle under control.39
*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles.
39. Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It's always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.
Active Grille Shutters
Active Grille Shutters help improve efficiency by altering the shutters behind the grille. Located between the grille opening and the radiator, the shutters are electronically controlled by the engine control module. They open or close to help maintain the ideal engine operating temperature. When less engine cooling is needed, the shutters close to help improve aerodynamics. Standard on C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid.
SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
The SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ activates the horn and emergency flashers in the event of airbag deployment. After the system is activated, you may deactivate it by using your key fob. This innovative feature is standard on C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid.*
*SOS hardware may become damaged or the battery may lose power in a crash, which could prevent operation. Not all crashes will activate an airbag or safety belt pretensioner.
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
Simply have the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse near the driver’s door (the system senses when the key is nearby). Then touch the door handle to unlock the driver’s door or all the doors. Once inside, just press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go.
Available HD Radio™ Technology
Maximize your in-car entertainment with the available Audio System from Sony®. Featuring 100 watts of power and nine high-quality premium speakers, the system includes HD Radio™ Technology for static-free, razor-sharp sound for AM/FM reception. One innovative feature is iTunes® Tagging. You simply hit the “Tag” button when you hear a song you like on your local FM HD Radio station. Song information will be saved for later preview and purchase, or direct buy if your device is wireless-enabled and connected to the Internet.
Sony® is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp. iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Seven Standard Airbags
C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid both come with a driver’s knee airbag to help protect you. Located under the steering wheel, the knee airbag works along with the driver’s front airbag. Also standard are front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags for a total of seven.* C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi also include a smart Front-Passenger Sensing System that uses sensors to detect if a front passenger is present.
*Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.
Available Rain-Sensing Wipers
When activated by the driver, the available rain-sensing wipers on C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid turn on when rain or snow is detected on the windshield. You can select the sensitivity level.
Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid have best-in-class passenger volume.* Versatile and comfortable, the second-row seats in both models fold for carrying cargo. C-MAX Hybrid features standard cloth seats. C-MAX Hybrid SEL and C-MAX Energi have standard leather-trimmed seats. For cold days, C-MAX Energi has standard heated front seats, and C-MAX Hybrid offers available heated front seats.
Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi have standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) for use with compatible child-safety seats. The lower anchors are intended to be a universally common means for installing child-safety seats. The top tether anchor is used for forward-facing child-safety seats, in addition to the lower anchors and/or the vehicle safety belt.
Consult your owner’s manual for the specific location of the lower anchors and top tether anchors in your vehicle. Lower anchor attachments and top tether straps are supplied on most child-safety seats.
*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles.
60/40 Split-Fold Second-Row Seat
When not accommodating passengers, the 60/40 split-fold second-row seat in the C-MAX Hybrid can easily be folded to provide a flat load floor. To fold the headrests out of the way, simply push a button on the side of each one.
Class-Exclusive Available Foot-Activated Liftgate*
With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the foot-activated, hands-free liftgate will automatically open, providing easy access to the cargo area. This is especially helpful when your arms are full.
*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles.
C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid offer abundant cargo room.
• 24.5 cu. ft. behind the second row
• 52.6 cu. ft. behind the first row with second-row seats folded
C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid
• 19.2 cu. ft. behind the second row
• 42.8 cu. ft. behind the first row with second-row seats folded
Hybrid model shown.
Front Climate Control
C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid feature dual-zone automatic temperature controls in the front row. That lets you and your front-seat passenger set the temperatures to your individual likings. We have not forgotten the rear-seat passengers – they have vents as well.
Available Heated Front Seats and Available Heated Exterior Mirrors
When the snow falls, the C-MAX Hybrid SEL and the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid have you covered. They have heated front seats and power, heated exterior mirrors. The heated front seats have five comfort settings. When you turn on the defroster, the heated exterior mirrors are also activated. The heated front seats and power, heated exterior mirrors are available with the cloth seats on the Hybrid SE with the Winter Package.
Second-Row In-Floor Storage Compartments
C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid provide versatile storage capabilities. To store smaller items and keep everything out of view, there are hidden compartments in the second-row footwell behind the first-row seats. Just lift up the floor mats and there’s room for everything from small personal items to a laptop or tablet.
Get Your Free Quote
All fields required