Ford C-Max Hybrid Vehicle Information
With its new 2018 C-Max model, Ford is upping the hybrid game. Not only is it one of the most aesthetically appealing cars on Orlando’s streets, it is also top of its class in emission reduction and fuel economy.
The 2018 C-Max doubles up on being eco-friendly by being both a plug-in and a hybrid. Unlike many other hybrids, this car is able to operate at higher speeds while in electric mode. The C-Max Energi and the C-Max Hybrid share the same powertrain, but the difference between the two models is the lithium-ion battery. The Energi’s battery pack is larger at 7.6 kilowatt hours (kWh), compared to the Hybrid’s 1.4 kWh. Both models are powered by the 2.0 liter (L) iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 PHEV engine. In the hybrid, combined gas and electric horsepower (hp) is 188. The gas engine by itself provides 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. With the Energi, the combined hp is 188 hp while in hybrid mode and 195 hp while in electric mode, with a gas engine output of 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel efficiency, as well as lasting affordability for the driver, is a key component of any hybrid vehicle and with the new 2018 C-max models, Ford has ensured that you will be getting the biggest bang for your buck. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated ratings for the C-Max Hybrid are 42 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 38 mpg while driving Orlando FL’s highways, and 40 mpg combined. The ratings for the C-Max Energi are equally as impressive: Driving on gas, you will get 41 mpg with city driving and 38 mpg with highway driving (combined 39 mpg); driving hybrid, you will get 104 mpg in the city and 87 mpg on the highway (combined 95 mpg). To additionally improve the C-Max’s efficiency, the Active Grille Shutters (standard on both Hybrid and Energi models) are controlled electronically and will open to assist in keeping the engine operating temperature at the optimal level. They close when the engine no longer requires cooling in order to improve vehicle aerodynamics.
The appeal of the C-Max does not end with how environmentally friendly it is. With a compact exterior that still manages to be sleek and smooth, the C-Max is one of the more attractive hybrids out there. A choice of eight colors means you can tailor the exterior of your C-Max to perfectly suit your personality, and the standard 17-inch painted bright aluminum wheels are only going to enhance the color you pick.
Both C-Max models are capable of seating five without being cramped. The seats are designed for comfort and come standard in cloth in two choices of color. For Orlando drivers who prefer all the comforts, the heated front seats and dual-zone climate control are standard. If you need extra storage, the rear seat folds in a 60-40 split to give you even more room for cargo. With the back seat upright, the Energi model offers 19.2 cubic feet of cargo volume and 42.8 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded down. The Hybrid model provides 24.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row and 52.6 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded down. That is not all the C-Max has for storage solutions, however – lift up the floor in the second row and you will find an additional space to store small items like a tablet, a laptop, or (with the Energi) the 120 Volt Convenience Cord.
The 2018 C-Max is top of its class for good reason. Seamlessly blending efficiency and convenience and delivering both in a handsome package, it is one of the most sought after hybrids in Orlando FL. It is a car that we at Greenway Ford are proud to present to anyone who is looking for a hybrid that is on another level.