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2017 Ford C-Max Energi is no longer being sold as new.

2017 Ford C-Max Energi


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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    4 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.9
Exterior 4.4
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.8
The best car I have owned in 30 years.

by Captaink from Charlottesville, va | March 13, 2020

I used to own a Toyota Prius, but finally sold it because the seats were so awful I couldn't sit in it for more than 30 minutes. It was noisy on the road. The only positive thing I can say about it was the gas mileage. Then along came the Ford C-max Energi, which I knew nothing about. All I can say is wow! The seats are great. There is lots of headroom. Very quiet on the inside. I like that it is a plugin car. I can almost get to work on battery only - I have a long commute. My gas bill has gone down to less than half, and my employer said I can plug into any available socket at work. My only regret about the car is the shady dealership. Ted Britt Ford in Fairfax. Stay away from them if possible. I made the mistake of purchasing an extended warranty. The shady billing clerk convinced that the Ford electronics were so bad I would regret not having the warranty. What made matters worse, he charged me $968 and told me it was for 5 years, 60,000 miles, and no deductible. After he finally entered the warranty, it was all changed to 5 years, 48,000 and a $100 deductible. Nothing like what I signed up for!!! Other than the Shady Ford dealer, I have enjoyed this car.

Lots of changes from older Ford models.

by Dave S from Crete, IL | February 15, 2020

I have the plug-in hybrid, and it takes a LOT of reading to figure out the menu system, where the information you want appears in the dash display, which switches are doing what...the owners manual is almost 500 pages long. OWNERS manual, not shop manual. User interfaces are like jokes - if they have to be explained, they don't work. All that being said, I really like the savings on gas - 2/3 of my time an a car these days is on trips less than 20 miles total, which is what you get on a full charge. It blows away any Prius in terms of performance, and is quiet even with the engine running. Only had it for a month so far, so can't comment on maintenance.

Very underestimated hybrid!

by DebbieG from Phila, PA | October 25, 2019

Its a shame Ford didnt just redesign the car to make it sleeker instead of discontinuing it. This blows away aPrius by far. Great pick up and fun to drive. Smooth and quiet ride! Using the plug in we get about 1000 miles for each tank of gas. And 37 mpg with the hybrid engine.

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2017 Ford C-Max Energi Overview


The Ford C-Max Energi is the plug-in version of the C-Max Hybrid hatchback. This year, it remains largely unchanged. However, the trim levels have been revised.

Two trims are now available: the SE and Titanium.

From the exterior, the C-Max Energi is virtually identical to the C-Max Hybrid. The front-end has angry headlights and a dual stacked grille as well as a segmented lower fascia. The rear-end features a steep liftgate like those found on minivans. Standard features include automatic headlights, side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Power/heated side mirrors, a panoramic moonroof, a hands-free liftgate, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are available as well. 

Under the hood, the C-Max Energi is powered by a 188-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission. The C-Max Energi has a 19-mile EV range by utilizing a 7.6 kWh Lithium-ion battery. The EPA estimates it has a total 550-mile driving range.

Inside, the C-Max Energi has a two-tone cloth interior and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Cargo space is 42.8 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features the standard SYNC audio system that include CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to the SYNC3 multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, voice command recognition, two USB ports, and a Sony premium audio system. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, power windows/locks, remote keyless entry, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and ambient lighting are also available.

Standard safety features include an advanced airbag system, antilock brakes, an electronic stability control system, a backup camera, and a post-collision notification.