2017 Ford® C-MAX Hybrid | Hybrid Features with Advanced Technology | Ford.com

A fun-to-drive hybrid.

The fun-to-drive hybrid.

The C-MAX Hybrid is designed for fun-to-drive performance. It 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. SmartGauge® with EcoGuide and Brake Coach provide real-time information about your driving performance. Even slowing down in C-MAX Hybrid is efficient, thanks to regenerative braking, which recovers more than 94 percent of this energy and sends it back to the battery to be stored for later use*.

*Results may vary depending on driving habits.

 

2017 C-MAX Hybrid EcoSelect Button

EcoSelect Button

Exclusive to C-MAX Hybrid, 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.

2017 C-MAX Best-in-Class Horsepower

Best-in-Class Horsepower, for Starters

C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in 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 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids. And power-split hybrid architecture allows the battery and gasoline-powered engine to work together using the motor and generator.

*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles and Small Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles based on Ford segmentation.
2017 C-MAX SmartGauge with EcoGuide

SmartGauge® with EcoGuide

C-MAX Hybrid was named one of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000 for 2016* 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.

*From 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000 on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., inc.
2017 C-MAX Regenerative Braking

Regenerative Braking and Brake Coach

Regenerative braking recovers energy that is usually lost through your friction brakes and engine drag 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*.
*Results may vary depending on driving habits.
2017 C-MAX 2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 Engine

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.
2017 C-MAX eCVT

Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT)

The C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in 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.
2017 C-MAX Active Grille Shutters

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. Standard on C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid.