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2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

C-MAX Hybrid

The ideal combination: power and performance.

The combined energy of a dynamic electric motor powered by a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery and the 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine propels C-MAX Hybrid. C-MAX Hybrid delivers best-in-class 188 combined horsepower, but in all-electric mode, it is capable of traveling up to 85 mph. And power-split hybrid architecture allows the battery and gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately using the motor and generator.

Next-Generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide

The dual-LCD next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide provides real-time information to help you get the most efficiency from your C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid. The MyView screen lets you customize displays to your liking. Configurable screens such as Brake Coach help you maximize your vehicle's efficiency. Left-side display screens include Engage and Empower modes. In Engage, you'll see separate gauges for engine power and lithium-ion battery power, and "EV" displayed when the vehicle is operating on lithium-ion battery power only. In Empower you'll also see how close you are to the gasoline engine on/off threshold and the amount of power being requested based on how far you're depressing the accelerator pedal. Five-way steering wheel-mounted controls make it all easy. As your driving efficiency increases, the right-side cluster display grows lush green leaves and vines.

Power-Split Architecture with 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle Engine

Many advantages come with owning a hybrid, such as battery recharging (when utilizing the gas engine and regenerative braking) and the power-split hybrid architecture. This allows the battery and the 2.0L I-4 Atkinson-cycle gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately using the motor and generator to help maximize the vehicle's efficiency.

Regenerative Braking and Brake Coach

When you apply the brakes in a conventional vehicle, kinetic energy is lost to heat due to friction. During braking in C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid, however, regenerative braking recovers more than 90 percent of the energy that would normally be lost with conventional braking and sends it back to the battery pack to be stored for later use. Additionally, right after you have braked to a stop, on the left-hand instrument cluster display, Brake Coach shows the percentage of available energy you've recovered and returned to the battery. It also coaches you on how to brake efficiently, so that more energy can be regenerated.

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 command it. Engineered, designed and produced in-house by Ford, the eCVT eliminates the noticeable upshifts and downshifts of conventional transmissions, providing a seamless driving experience.


Available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® with Unique EV Content

Available voice-activated technology that helps you keep your eyes on the road and stay connected to your world.

  • Voice-activated hands-free technology means you never have to miss a call. If your phone rings, you can answer with the push of a button, and you can make a call with the sound of your voice
  • Just plug in your compatible digital music player, USB drive or SD card and browse your music collection
  • EcoRoute offers custom routes, giving you the most economical way to get to your destination

Unique EV content:

You can also see which mode the vehicle is in, such as Hybrid Drive, Charging EV Battery, Idle, Electric Drive and other modes (Hybrid only)

Using charging convenience features, you can improve your charging experience, even scheduling a charge time when utility rates are lowest (C-MAX Energi only)

  • Stay connected and you could have your incoming texts read to you with audible text messaging
  • 911 Assist® can use your connected mobile phone to call 91128
  • Voice/touch climate control means you can tell SYNC® with MyFord Touch® your preferred temperature and it will adjust to suit you
  • Two screens on either side of the instrument cluster let you see key features without taking your eyes off the road

Dynamic Driving Experience

They're efficient. They're fun to drive, and they have best-in-class 188 combined horsepower. Both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid are responsive, while also providing a controlled ride. Using a combination of brake and/or engine control, standard all-speed traction control helps maximize available traction on slippery or loose surfaces. Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control39 uses gyroscopic sensors that measure both vehicle yaw and roll motion. If you corner too quickly or swerve to avoid an object, RSC® automatically applies brake pressure and adjusts engine power to help you keep your vehicle under control.39

Active Grille Shutters

Active Grille Shutters 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.

SOS Post-Crash Alert System

The SOS Post-Crash Alert System activates the horn and emergency flashers in the event of airbag deployment. After the system is activated, you may deactivate it by using your key fob. This innovative feature is standard on C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid.

Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

Simply have the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse near the driver's door (the system senses when the key is nearby). Then touch the door handle to unlock the driver's door or all the doors. Once inside, just press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go.

Available HD Radio Technology

Maximize your in-car entertainment with the available Audio System from Sony®. Featuring 100 watts of power and nine high-quality premium speakers, the system includes HD Radio Technology for static-free, razor-sharp sound for AM/FM reception. One innovative feature is iTunes Tagging. You simply hit the "Tag" button when you hear a song you like on your local FM HD Radio station. Song information will be saved for later preview and purchase, or direct buy if your device is wireless-enabled and connected to the Internet.

Seven Standard Airbags

C-MAX Hybrid comes with a driver's knee airbag to help protect you. Located under the steering wheel, the knee airbag works along with the driver's front airbag. Also standard are front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags for a total of seven. C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi also include a smart Front-Passenger Sensing System that uses sensors to detect if a front passenger is present.

Available Rain-Sensing Wipers

When activated by the driver, the available rain-sensing wipers on C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid turn on when rain or snow is detected on the windshield. You can select the sensitivity level.


Five-Passenger Seating

C-MAX Hybrid has best-in-class passenger volume. Versatile and comfortable, the second-row seats in both models fold for carrying cargo. C-MAX Hybrid features standard cloth seats. C-MAX Hybrid SEL and C-MAX Energi have standard leather-trimmed seats. For cold days, C-MAX Energi has standard heated front seats, and C-MAX Hybrid offers available heated front seats.

C-MAX Hybrid has a standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) for use with compatible child-safety seats. The lower anchors are intended to be a universally common means for installing child-safety seats. The top tether anchor is used for forward-facing child-safety seats, in addition to the lower anchors and/or the vehicle safety belt.

Consult your owner's manual for the specific location of the lower anchors and top tether anchors in your vehicle. Lower anchor attachments and top tether straps are supplied on most child-safety seats.

60/40 Split-Fold Second-Row Seat

When not accommodating passengers, the 60/40 split-fold second-row seat in the C-MAX Hybrid can easily be folded to provide a flat load floor. To fold the headrests out of the way, simply push a button on the side of each one.

Class-Exclusive Available Foot-Activated Liftgate

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, providing easy access to the cargo area. This is especially helpful when your arms are full.

Cargo Space

C-MAX Hybrid offers abundant cargo room.

C-MAX Hybrid

  • 24.5 cu. ft. behind the second row
  • 52.6 cu. ft. behind the first row with second-row seats folded

Second-Row In-Floor Storage Compartments

C-MAX Hybrid provides versatile storage capabilities. To store smaller items and keep everything out of view, there are hidden compartments in the second-row footwell behind the first-row seats. Just lift up the floor mats and there's room for everything from small personal items to a laptop or tablet.

Front Climate Control

C-MAX Hybrid features dual-zone automatic temperature controls in the front row. That lets you and your front-seat passenger set the temperatures to your individual likings. We have not forgotten the rear-seat passengers - they have vents as well.

Available Heated Front Seats and Available Heated Exterior Mirrors

When the snow falls, the C-MAX Hybrid SEL has you covered. They have heated front seats and power, heated exterior mirrors. The heated front seats have five comfort settings. When you turn on the defroster, the heated exterior mirrors are also activated. The heated front seats and power, heated exterior mirrors are available with the cloth seats on the Hybrid SE with the Winter Package.

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