2014 Ford C-Max

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The 2014 Ford C-Max is a plug-in-five passengers hybrid wagon, available in one color seal level. The non-plug-in Ford C-Max Hybrid is reviewed separately. The Equipment Standard on the includes 17-inch wheels and alloy, heated mirrors with integrated blind-area mirrors, fog lamps, wipers use of rear parking sensors, entry and keyless ignition, full power accessories, a tilt-wheel with its telescoping, two-point automatic climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, leather Upholstery, heated front seats 8-way power-Adjustable driver’s seat. The features include electric interface Sync electronic voice-enabled Bluetooth phone and audio communication, an 8-inch screen is exposed to the MyFord Touch interface and 6  speaker sound system with a CD player, an audio auxiliary jack, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The Premium Audio and Navigation package adds a navigation system and a nine-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. From this we can add the Hands-Free Technology package, which includes the camera and an improved power liftgate that allows you to open by simply swiping your foot under the bumper. Parking package Technology includes front sensors and automatic parking and parallel parking.

2014 Ford C-Max Interior

The chamber’s 2014 Ford C-Max will feel familiar if you’ve been violating the current or Focus, and that’s a good thing. All the vehicles are top-notch materials, solid construction and eye-catching, if a bit over-designed, dash and instrument panel. I dash in particular is a great atmosphere, so the more a dog which could take a nap. The seats are comfortable, supportive and bolstering that makes the C-Max feels sportier than expected, and the high driving position offers a nice view of the road ahead.

The 2014 Ford C-Maxunfortunately also shares a finicky its infotainment system and its siblings, making the radio even basic tasks simpler. The optional MyFord Touch interface remains imperfect and often counterintuitive vehicle control many functions, including audio, climate and navigation controls. But there is an upside: Meeting with MyFord Touch and Sync voice control allows hands-free operation and customization opportunities once you spend some time on the dial. Be sure to check with your system at the time of test-drive.

A significant downside is that the cargo volume of the C-Max’s. Space needed for battery pack with the Energi’s under the cargo floor area reduces the power of the rear chamber, which is already small. As a result, there are 19.2 cubic feet available behind the rear seats – than volt, but less than Prius. Lower open seats 42.8 cubic feet, which is more than 20 meters shy of a standard Prius V or a small crossover SUV. Worse, the floor is not flat load when the seats are folded, the battery pack as long a shelf behind the rear seats that lasts about a foot higher than under load.

2014 Ford C-Max Engine

The 2014 Ford C-Max is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, generating 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. That is paired with an electric motor pack 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. Combined, they produce an estimated 188 HP sent to the front wheels through a travel special variable automatic (CVT). The battery pack is bigger than the standard Fusion Hybrid, which allows to travel 21 miles of electric power. Using the 240 volt charging station, fully recharging pack only takes about 2.5 hours.

In the test, a 2014 Ford C-Max accelerated from zero to 60 Mph in 7.8 seconds, which is the fastest time for a hybrid, plug-in or not, but a bit faster than the outcome Hybrid C-Max. And a list of the C-Max pure-electric is used up, it works like the standard C-Max Hybrid. Official EPA fuel economy estimates 43 MPG combined (44 city/41 highway).

2014 Ford C-Max Safety

The 2014 Ford C-Max comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, traction and the stability control, front side airbag, full-length side curtain airbag and Airbag driver knee. Another common and there are 911 Assist, automatic calling for emergency services via smartphones Sync-paired, and MyKey, which allows owners to the speed and stereo volume limits for teen drivers. Set the parking sensors are standard and the front parking sensors and camera are optional. In brake testing, the Hybrid C-Max came to a stop from 60 Mph in 126 feet, which is slightly longer than the average in a part of it. In government crash testing, 2014 Ford C-Max found four out of stars, five international protection, with the four stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for the overall side protection.

2014 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid