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2018 Ford C-MAX Power

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.**

*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles and Small Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles based on Ford segmentation.

**Results may vary depending on driving habits.

2018 Ford C-MAX Horsepower

Best-in-Class* Horsepower

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.

*Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles and Small Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles based on Ford segmentation.
2018 C-MAX 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.
2018 Ford C-MAX EcoSelect Button

EcoSelect Button

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.

2018 Ford C-MAX Braking

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.*
*Results may vary depending on driving habits.
2018 C-MAX Transmission

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.
2018 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.