The 2017 Ford C-MAX is the perfect fuel-efficient midsize vehicle and is now available at Preston Ford. If you are looking for fuel economy, the choices don’t get much better than the 2017 Ford C-MAX. The C-MAX rules the roost when it comes to small hybrid vehicles and small plug-in hybrid vehicles, boasting both best-in-class horsepower and best-in-class cargo volume. This is what sets the 2017 C-Max apart from the competitors. There is no small hybrid that offers what the C-MAX offers. Choose between the C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi to find the midsize vehicle that fits your needs. The C-MAX Energi combines a lithium-ion battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine, giving you the choice to plug it in to charge or not. The plug-in option lets you charge the vehicle in about 2.5 hours. EV Mode allows you to choose electric only, gasoline only, or a combination of gas and electricity to run your C-MAX.
The C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi bring you best-in-class 188 horsepower through the lithium-ion battery and the 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine. When in all-electric mode, the 2017 C-MAX reaches a top speed of 85 MPH, which is more than acceptable for any highway you’re traveling. The power-split hybrid architecture lets the battery and gasoline-powered engine to work cohesively utilizing the motor and generator.
When it comes to fuel economy, there aren’t many vehicles that can hold a candle to the 2017 Ford C-MAX, which gives the driver up to 42 MPG on the highway and up to 38 MPG in the city. The C-MAX also has best-in-class cargo volume, with 24.5 cu. ft. behind the second row and 52.6 cu. ft. behind the first row with the second-row seats folded down in the Hybrid. The C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid has 19.2 cu. ft. behind the second row plus 42.8 cu. ft. behind the first row with the second row of seats folded.
The technology within the C-MAX is great for anyone trying to stay in-tune to their vehicle. For instance, the C-MAX features Ford’s newest infotainment system, the SYNC 3. SYNC 3 provides several unique capabilities for the C-MAX Hybrid and the C-MAX Energi, granting you the ability to keep track and control many of the features that are essential to your hybrid electric vehicle. With the SYNC 3, C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi owners can access the power flow status screen to determine how and why power is being used. C-MAX Energi owners can also access charge settings, charge port light ring settings, and navigation screens, which includes the charge station locating system. Those in the market for a hybrid in Preston should come to Preston Ford and check out our selection of C-MAX models.