Review Summary of the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi
The popularity of electric hybrids is on the rise in the U.S. and Ford Motor Company is doing their part to cash in on this automotive trend with the all-new 2017 Ford C-Max Energi. Unlike most hybrid models, this plug-in version offers an extended-range electric-only ride that allows its driver to stretch a tank of gas well-beyond its normal range.
Along with extensive fuel savings, the C-Max Energi also offers many advantages over most hybrids today and your Southern CA Ford Dealersagree with the experts at Edmunds who say that this hybrid model “provides a nice mix of fuel economy, refinement and all-around utility”.
Need more reason to check out the future of Ford automotive? Well don’t just take our word for it. Check out the what others are experiencing behind the wheel of the all-new C-Max Energi.
As the expert automotive reviewers at Edmunds remind us, the 2017 Ford plug-in electric hybrid hatchback “provides a nice mix of fuel economy, refinement and all-around utility” Powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor fed by a 7.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, Ford’s gas/electric hybrid is capable of 188 HP. Thanks to its rechargeable electric motor the Ford C-Max is also capable of an estimated 39 MPG combined.*
“In Edmunds testing, a Ford C-Max Energi accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, which is a quick time for a hybrid, plug-in or otherwise. It’s also a slightly quicker result than the C-Max Hybrid thanks to the plug-in's sustained use of its electric motor”
According to Kelly Blue Book “the
C-Max is also more athletic than its rival – the Toyota Prius and feels more playful
in corners, at least compared to the Prius. Combine this with the “ability
to travel at speeds of up to 85 MPH on electric-only power.
Listed as one of the U.S. News & World Report’s best cars, the Ford C-Max Energi also provides “sharp and responsive steering provides an engaging ride. Additionally, it has a regenerative braking system, which helps recharge the battery by utilizing the forward momentum to turn the electric motor and create an electric charge”.
As the specialists at Edmunds also remind us, this hybrid is also one of the safest in the bunch. Along with a rearview camera the Ford C-Max Energi even includes “a feature called 911 Assist, which when paired to your smartphone can automatically call for emergency services in case of airbag deployment”
Still have concerns about driving an electric vehicle? The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi can even put much of your concerns at ease as its dual power houses give you all the range that you need to get where you are going without the need to locate a plug-in station. Heck, even our Earth loving yogi friends dig the C-Max Energi so why not take this one-of-a-kind hybrid for a spin?
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.