The new 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid and plug-in hybrid Energi will come without significant changes. The C-Max Hybrid compact hatchback is a direct competitor to the Toyota Prius. Because the Toyota is announced that the Prius will come with better handling and with greater efficiency, guys from Ford rolled up their sleeves to make a better car. The C-Max Hybrid will be more nimble and faster but with smaller cargo space and fuel economy.
The overall appearance of the C-Max Hybrid will be smarter. This new look will be reached with redesigned front fascia, the grille is inverted trapezoidal which is very similar like on the Ford Focus RS. The headlamps are nicely chiseled and slimmer with bolder LED lamps of rectangular shape. bi-xenon headlights will be offered in European market with Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System and auto-correcting/corner-following. On the back C-Max Hybrid features the one piece tailgate with hands-free kick-gesture.
The inside of the cabin now more spacious and it gets a Focus-style remake which is a combination of more trim choices upgraded materials and simpler controls. The center console is redesigned and offer more utility and capacity. The infotainment system is updated with the latest Sync system which is now voice controlled 3D navigation and all that is on 8.0-inch high resolution touchscreen. Also the 10-speaker Sony premium audio system is also available. It also offer: 17-inch aluminum wheels, USB and auxiliary input’s, dual zone climate control which is automatic, rear seat heater vents and keyless entry.
2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid Engine
The system which is powering the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a 2.0-Liter four-cylinder engine which is combined with two electric motors and 1.4-kWh battery, this combination is putting out 195 combined horsepower which is a enormous 54 horsepower more than the last year Prius engine. The C-Max Hybrid is heavier that the Prius but it have better power translation and it rides more fluidly than the Toyota’s car. The rating of the EPA fuel consumption of the C-Max Hybrid is 42 mpg in the city and 37 mpg highway which is combined 40 mpg. On all electric drive this car can traverse 19 miles.
2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid Price
The price range of the 2018 C-Max Hybrid is starting from $25,045 and goes up to $32,645. However we remind you that at this point there are no official information, and this article is based on the rumors found on the internet. Main competitors are: Chevrolet Volt, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Toyota Prius V, Toyota Prius, Lexus CT and Toyota Prius C.