2013 Ford C-Max Review

C-Max

Looking for a Used C-Max in your area?

CarGurus has 2,347 nationwide C-Max listings starting at $3,995.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.8 5 stars
Based on 10 reviews

2013 Ford C-Max Overview

Ford already has a strong lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, including the Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid and the Focus Electric. The Detroit automaker ups the ante in the fall of 2012 with the debut of the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi 4-passenger 4-door hatchbacks.

The 2013 Ford C-MAX is available in three front-wheel-drive trim levels: SE Hybrid, SEL Hybrid and SEL Energi. All trims are powered by a 2.0-liter hybrid electric powertrain. The C-MAX uses an Atkinson 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC gas engine combined with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor, which makes 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque and has a driving range of approximately 500 miles. All trims are also equipped with a 2-speed electronically controlled variable transmission with overdrive and a regenerative braking system. The early estimates for fuel mileage put the C-MAX trims at 47 mpg city/44 highway. The plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi is expected to have an all-electric range of 20 miles and is estimated to have a miles per gallon gasoline equivalent of 95.

As far as standard features go, all 2013 Ford C-MAX trims, starting with the base SE Hybrid trim, come equipped with dual-zone electric automatic temperature control, 4-way manual seats, cloth seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power door locks, power windows, power mirrors with integrated signal lights, AM/FM radio with single CD player and MP3 capability, rear spoiler and 17-inch machined aluminum wheels. Upgrading to the SEL Hybrid or SEL Energi trims adds 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, heated exterior mirrors, front fog lights and an auto-dimming rear mirror. Other upgradeable options include push-button start, a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, hard-drive navigation and a rear-view camera.

Numerous safety and security features can be found on the 2013 Ford C-MAX, including driver's and passenger front and side airbags, front and second-row air curtains, driver’s knee airbag, 4-wheel antilock braking system with emergency brake assist, electronic traction and stability control, and antitheft engine immobilizer.

The 2013 Ford C-MAX will be produced at Ford’s Wayne Assembly Plant in Michigan, with the regular hybrid trims being available early in the fall of 2012 and the C-MAX Energi becoming available in late fall.

Updated

What's your take on the 2013 Ford C-Max?

  • Report

2013 Ford C-Max Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2013 Ford C-Max against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2013 Ford C-Max?  
Rank This Car
C-Max

Looking for a Used C-Max in your area?

CarGurus has 2,347 nationwide C-Max listings starting at $3,995.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Ford C-Max Questions

Hybrid For Sale Within 200 Miles

Preferably a SUV/crossover. $10,000 or less.

Tire Pressure

The recommended cold air weight for the tires is 40, what should be in there in hot temps? We have 38 in all the tires and I’m getting the low tire pressure sensor alert.

A Little Lighted Icon Appeared Next To My Odometer. It Looks Like A Tiny Ye...

This little icon just appeared; no reason I can discern. I've never seen it before. I just had the car services (oil change, etc.) this weekend, if that matters.

SELLING CAR

Just finished trying to "POST MY CAR". Didn't work for the nth time. For a split second a screen popped up that asked, "where is car located. That disappeared and it took me back to the start again...

10

Where Are The Ads For The Ford C-Max?

I own a Ford C-Max and I/we are really enjoying it. I have had it for nearly 11 months now. I have noticed for the past 11 months that the Ford C-Max is rarely if ever seen on or in any Ford adverti...