Smart. Simple to use.
Add convenience to your driving experience. Available active park assist takes the stress out of parallel parking. Available Intelligent Access with push-button start makes it simple to get into your vehicle and start it when your key is in your pocket or purse. And SmartGauge® with EcoGuide helps you drive more efficiently.
SmartGauge® with EcoGuide
SmartGauge® with EcoGuide offers a multitude of customizable LCD displays that help you understand how changing your driving habits can have a direct effect on maximizing vehicle efficiency. Content such as the Energy History, Energy Coach and Efficiency Leaves work together to help you monitor and improve your driving performance over time.
Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
Simply have the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, then touch the door handle. Once inside, press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go.
Available Active Park Assist
While you're driving slowly near parallel parking spots, simply activate available active park assist and it looks for a parking spot. Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance to the curb and between parked cars. Once an appropriate spot is identified, you're signaled to stop and accept the system's assistance. You control the shifting, accelerating and braking.
Available Rain-Sensing Wipers
The available rain-sensing wipers on C-MAX Hybrid turn on when rain or snow is detected on the windshield. You can select the sensitivity level.
Standard Rear View Camera
Put the gear selector in Reverse and the rear view camera automatically transmits the image of what's behind you to your screen when you're slowly backing up. The rear view camera is standard on all models.
The MyKey feature lets you program a restricted driving mode to help good driving habits.
- The restricted driving mode is activated by using a MyKey to operate the vehicle
- You can make all but one of the keys a MyKey via simple setup menus
- The Admin key (non-MyKey) can be used to create a MyKey, program optional MyKey settings and disable the MyKey feature
- When the MyKey feature is enabled, the user can utilize System Check in the message center to see how many MyKeys and Admin keys are programmed to the vehicle, and how many total miles have been driven with the MyKey active
The few minutes it takes to program a MyKey through the vehicle's message center will give you peace of mind when lending your vehicle to your child or a friend, or when a valet is parking it.
Never cut corners when it comes to comfort and design.
Best-in-class passenger volume
C-MAX Hybrid's 5-passenger seating has versatile and comfortable second-row seats and best-in-class passenger volume. C-MAX Hybrid SE features standard cloth seats, while C-MAX Hybrid Titanium has standard leather-trimmed seats.
The 2018 C-MAX touts expansive cargo volume, so you can choose whether or not to pack light.
60/40 Split-Fold Second-Row Seat
C-MAX Hybrid provides cargo space on demand.
Class-Exclusive Second-Row In-Floor Storage Compartments
Lift up the floor and you'll find room for small personal items like a laptop, tablet or your 120-volt convenience cord.
Heated Front Seats and Heated Exterior Mirrors
The heated front seats have three comfort settings. When you turn on the defroster, the heated, power exterior mirrors are also activated. These features are available on SE and standard on Titanium.
Class-Exclusive Dual-Zone Climate Control
Comfort for all passengers.
Class-Exclusive Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate
Releasing the liftgate on C-MAX Hybrid Titanium is simple. With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the foot-activated, hands-free liftgate will automatically open.
Advancements for your day-to-day
The best technologies are the ones that integrate seemlessly into your life. Like having your favorite music stations available at the touch of a button, and navigation and traffic notifications on your console.
Available SYNC® 3
SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Experience the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the available navigation. You'll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. SYNC® 3 also brings you the power of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to your Ford.
Available Apple CarPlay Compatibility
SYNC® 3 can bring the power of Apple CarPlay to your Ford. You can use Siri to interact with your iPhone®® . Make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail, as well as send, read and reply to text messages, and even access your songs and playlists. Apple Maps provides turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions and estimated travel time.
Available Android Auto Compatibility
SYNC® 3 can bring the power of Android Auto to your Ford. You can talk to Google™ to interact with your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail, as well as send, read and reply to text messages and access your favorite music through your apps. Google™ Maps provides voice-guided navigation, live traffic information and estimated travel time.
Navigation with Sirius Traffic and TravelLink
Includes a five-year complimentary SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link trial subscription. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is combined with 3-D mapping and provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. With SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link, you'll get locations of nearby public charging stations, detailed traffic information, plus current and forecasted weather, gas station locations and prices, sports scores and schedules, and movie theater locations with show listings and times.
Enjoy over 150 channels, including all kinds of commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, comedy and entertainment -all at the press of a button. And with SYNC®, pause and rewind content on SXM channels with Replay feature and never miss your favorite artist, song or sports team by using the Alert feature.
Available Ambient Lighting
Available ambient lighting illuminates the interior with color in both the front and rear footwells. It also lights the cupholders, which makes them easier to locate when you're driving at night. The driver or front-seat passenger can select from one of seven colors: red, blue, purple, orange, aqua, white or yellow-green. The choice is yours.
Designed to entice
Designed for fun-to-drive performance, C-MAX touts best-in-class horsepower. It also features power-split hybrid architecture, which allows the lithium-ion battery and gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately using the motor and generator. Even slowing down in C-MAX Hybrid is efficient, thanks to regenerative braking, which can recover more than 90 percent of this energy and send it back to the battery to be stored for later use.
C-MAX Hybrid delivers best-in-class 188 combined horsepower, and in all-electric mode, it is capable of a top speed of up to 85 mph. The combined energy of a dynamic electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery and the 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine propels C-MAX Hybrids. And power-split hybrid architecture allows the battery and gasoline powered engine to work together using the motor and generator.
2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 Engine
The lithium-ion battery and the 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle gasoline-powered engine work together or separately by using the motor and generator to help maximize the vehicle's efficiency.
EcoSelect allows the vehicle to operate more efficiently. Drivers may notice less aggressive heating and cooling, softer acceleration, changes in engine behavior and EcoCruise activation. To activate the feature, press the EcoSelect button on the center console. A graphic will appear in the information display when EcoSelect is activated.
Regenerative Braking and Brake Coach
Regenerative braking recovers energy that is usually lost during braking or coasting and stores that energy in your battery for later use. The Brake Coach appears after the vehicle has come to a stop. It coaches you to brake in a manner which maximizes the amount of energy returned through the Regenerative Braking System. The percent displayed is an indication of the regenerative braking efficiency with 100 percent representing the maximum amount of energy recovery.
Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT)
The C-MAX Hybrid powertrain uses an eCVT or electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, combining power from the engine and electric motor to deliver power to the wheels when you accelerate. Engineered, designed and produced in-house by Ford, the eCVT eliminates the noticeable upshifts and downshifts of conventional transmissions, providing a seamless driving experience.
Active Grille Shutters
Active Grille Shutters can help improve efficiency by altering the shutters behind the grille. Located between the grille opening and the radiator, the shutters are electronically controlled by the engine control module. They open or close to help maintain the ideal engine operating temperature. When less engine cooling is needed, the shutters close to help improve aerodynamics.