Ford Taurus vs Ford C-Max Energi Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,876
9 listings nationwide

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2017 Ford C-Max Energi
SE FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,690
37 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
7 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Ford hasn’t been shy about the fact that the company is dropping its sedan products in an SUV-heavy world. So, the Taurus is living on borrowed time. The current generation debuted 10 ...

2017 Ford C-Max Energi
SE FWD
Keith Barry Preview:

The Ford C-Max is a bit of an oddity in the U.S. In the rest of the world, it would be called an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle), which is kind of like a compact minivan or tall wagon. Her...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
230
BellaQuesita writes:
Very comfortable to drive - very nice! I am short and could easily reach everything. I didn’t think I wanted a...
10
Dane writes:
Clean EcoBoost V6, it makes more power, but power delivery is way worse than the Marauder. That explains why I...
2017 Ford C-Max Energi
SE FWD
Viktor T. writes:
Comfortable, peppy, good looking.
Front Seats Ranked 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe RWD worse.
"10way adjustable seats."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe RWD better.
"Because of battery in back storage area takes up most of storage area."
40
John_6 writes:
The Ford C-Max SE Energi lacks the push button start and remote start that the upper trim has, which are impor...
Family Car Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Volt FWD worse.
"Storage space, seating, ground clearance, approach angle, gasoline engine performance, standard backup cameras."
Value Ranked 2015 Chevrolet Volt FWD better.
"Electric engine performance, electric battery capacity, remote start, and designed to be a PHEV."
20
Guru997SD1 writes:
The perfect little car! Can haul 20 boxes, can drive 1000 miles on a tank of gas. Comfy cozy cute!
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE FWD worse.
"Back seats are equal"
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford C-Max Energi SE FWD worse.
"SE did not have navigation, back camera and most importantly an auto lift gate. Gate is VERY heavy. Worth it to upgrade"

Specs

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
2017 Ford C-Max Energi
SE FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 6,500 RPM
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Torque
254 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
12.3:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.64 in x 3.41 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.2 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.1 cu ft 19.2 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 202.9 in 173.6 in
Width 85.7 in 82.1 in
Height 60.7 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 112.9 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 3-Coat White Platinum Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Driver Assist Package
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum
2017 Ford C-Max Energi
SE FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Kona Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Equipment Group 401A
  • Equipment Group 402A
  • Panoramic Fixed Glass Roof

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