Get to know the 2018 C-Max
While we've been spoiled over the last few years with lower gas prices, those days appear to be over for now. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas prices are up nearly a dime in the past few weeks and over half a dollar over the past year. Experts believe that this upward trend will make this the most expensive summer of gas in four years. If you're looking for a new car and don't feel like spending a fortune on gas, it is time to get to know the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid. This cutting-edge hybrid wagon comes in eight exterior colors and two trim levels, plus the Ford C-Max reviews are quite impressive with Edmunds giving it 5 out of 5 stars. Since Ford discontinued the all-electric C-Max Energi last year, all 69 dealerships that make up Southern California Ford Dealers think you'll want to check out the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Powering this dynamic hybrid vehicle is a combination of a 1.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery and a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine that produces a best in class combined 188 horsepower. The Regenerative Braking System recovers energy that is lost during braking and stores it in the battery for future use. The standard Brake Coach will help you brake in a way that will maximize the amount of energy you create. For maximum control, there is an eCVT transmission that delivers power to the wheels and seamless driving. Other performance benefits include Electric Power-Assisted Steering, EcoSelect button, and active grille shutters that open or close to help maintain the ideal engine operating temperature.
While your saving on gas with the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid, you'll also be protected by the latest hi-tech safety features on the market today including:
- Dual-Stage Front Airbags
- Front-seat side-impact airbags
- Driver knee airbag
- Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags
- Electronic Traction Control
- Illuminated Entry
- SOS Post-Crash Alert System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
Rear View Camera
To keep your C-Max protected, both trim levels have a SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft system and power door locks.
The Latest Technology
As you might expect from such a cutting-edge hybrid wagon, the Ford C-Max is a perfect example of the latest technology. To keep you connected, there is the available SYNC3 system that combines a sleek user-friendly interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and navigation with Sirius Traffic and TravelLink. You and your passengers will stay entertained thanks to the available Audio System from Sony that includes nine speakers and HD radio technology.
The 2018 Ford C-Max is not just an economical car, it also has lots of room. You get seating for up to five passengers and even more impressive, best-in-class passenger volume. The 60/40 split-fold second-row seat and class-exclusive second-row in-floor storage compartments mean you can go from carpool to weekend trip in a snap. If your hands are full don’t worry, drivers can add a class-exclusive hands-free foot-activated lift gate. Finally, if you want luxury with your high gas mileage, you'll enjoy the optional heated front seats and heated exterior mirrors.
Driving the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid
There's no doubt that now is a perfect time to switch to a hybrid wagon. If the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid sounds like the right choice for you, then a test-drive should be in your future. To find your nearest Ford dealership, visit the Southern California Ford Dealers website today. If you want to put the Ford C-Max up against other hybrid vehicles, give our exclusive vehicle comparison tool a spin!