The Ford C-Max offers utility with space and an impressive range of features. A smaller sized MPV, there's five seats and plenty of innovative technology which will keep the whole family entertained.
Ford C-Max is the Car for the Next Generation
Ford is a car manufacturer renowned for combining quality with economy, and with the C-Max, they've managed to achieve just that. A smaller sized van, the Ford C-Max has plenty of space with five seats but looks and feels almost like one of its acrobatic hatchback wagons.
The C-Max was originally launched in 2003 and marketed as the Focus C-Max, it has undergone a number of changes since the first model and dropped the Focus branding. Ford has opted to take the C-Max in the direction of hybrids only, and the two 2018 models both offer a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine combined with electric power (provided by a 1.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery).
You can expect to achieve a fuel economy of 5.7/6.2 L/100km City/Hwy with a whisper quiet operation that produces a relaxing ride. The engine can switch between full electric and gas propulsion seamlessly, without any noticeable change in performance. The fuel economy is boosted by an innovative braking regeneration system which can return up to 95% of the power back to the engine.
The combination of the electric engine and the four cylinders mean that the Ford C-Max performance doesn't suffer for its green credentials, with rapid acceleration both in traffic and from a stationary position.
Generous Interior Packaging
There are two C-Max models available for 2018, the SE and Titanium. The latter is designed to provide the greater luxury, but in reality, both models offer a generous range of features.
17-inch alloy wheels come as standard together with dual zone climate control, heated rear seats and a power adjustable driver's seat. DAB radio is included too together with SYNC, the voice recognition system from Ford.
Switch up to the Titanium and you'll find halogen headlights and automatic wipers, leather seats and rear parking sensors. Entertainment also gets an upgrade with an eight-inch touchscreen and an extra three speakers to create a nine-speaker surround sound system.
Safety on the Road
Although the Ford C-Max offers an impressive range of features inside the vehicle, it doesn't compromise on safety.
There's little to choose between the two models here with front, side and knee airbags, ABS, traction control, and a tire monitoring system all included. There's also a rear view camera in both the SE and Titanium models.
If you opt for the higher spec Titanium, you'll also get rear parking sensors and the option to add further packages which include blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alerts.