2014 Ford C-Max Energi SEL Automatic Sedan Hybrid FWD 

  • $33k
  • 8 kWh Hybrid
  • 40 city 36 hwy
 
The key to the C-Max's very useful all-electric driving range is its far larger 7.6-kWh battery—versus 1.4-kWh in the standard C-Max hybrid.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
The 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are the first true challengers to the Toyota Prius, and they're strong entries-offering more driving enjoyment than the iconic Toyota hybrid.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Ford C-Max Energi

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

C-Max Energi SEL
$8,013
Fit LX CVT
$4,770
Spark EV 1LT
$5,930

Driving Range on a Charge How far can you go before you need to recharge?

C-Max Energi SEL
21 miles
Spark EV 1LT
88 miles
Chevrolet Volt
40 miles

Time to Charge Battery From zero to ready to go, charging time in hours.

C-Max Energi SEL
2.5 hours
Spark EV 1LT
7 hours
Chevrolet Volt
4 hours

Range Gained Per Hour of Charging How quickly the car regains driving range.

C-Max Energi SEL
8 miles
Spark EV 1LT
12 miles
Chevrolet Volt
10 miles

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

C-Max Energi SEL
$1,429
LEAF SL
$552

Reviews Word on the street for the Ford C-Max Energi


7.8
From the front, the C-Max gets a version of the large trapezoidal grille that's now used throughout much of the Ford lineup; alongside, accent lines and window angles add up to what is really a small minivan, or perhaps a tall and upright five-door hatchback.

9.5

Overall

8.7 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Handling

Ride quality is firm but just agreeable enough, active noise cancellation and lots of sound-insulation measures help keep on-the-road refinement at its best.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Transmission

One final note: These impressions are based on time in 2013 models, and while the C-Max is mostly carry-over this year, Ford says that these models have new transmission gearing, essentially subbing in some taller ratios that might improve fuel efficiency.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Performance

We'll update you on how this affects performance, if at all, as soon as we can get seat time in one of these 2014 models, which arrive later in the year.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Interior

Lots of option packages and a la carte options include items such as heated side mirrors, a power liftgate, MyFord Touch, and a Parking Technology package that will let the driver direct the C-Max to steer itself into a parking space.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ford
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 560 miles
Highway range 504 miles
MSRP $33k
Annual cost $8,013

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD
240V charge time 2.5 hours
Battery capacity 8 kWh

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 10.98 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 50

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor Standard
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 72 in
Front track width 60.5 in
Height 63.8 in
Ground clearance 5.5 in
Length 173.6 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Curb weight 3,859 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 57 ft³
Rear seat room 46 ft³

emissions

Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 4.3 m³
CO2 per car made 0.9 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,449 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 9 kg

power & handling

Max torque 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 188 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 20.53 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.4 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system Optional, $0
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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