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2017 Ford C-Max Among Most Satisfying Five Year Old Hybrids

The Ford C-Max may be gone, but it certainly isn’t forgotten, as the discontinued model continues to rack up accolades, as the 2014-2015 C-Max was recently added to Consumer Report‘s Best Used Cars for Teens Under $20,000 list, while the 2017 Ford C-Max ranked as one of the top Used Hybrid Sedans and Hatchbacks With the Best Fuel Economy and the Best Used Cars and SUVs for $15,000-$20,000, according to the same consumer organization. Now, the 2017 Ford C-Max has once again earned the praise of Consumer Reports after landing on yet another one of its lists – The Most Satisfying Five-Year-Old Hybrids.

To make this particular list, vehicles must have earned Consumer Reports‘ recommended rating during testing, possess a good Owner Satisfaction score, and a Green Choice designation. Each vehicle on the list is known for having strong reliability, excellent fuel economy, and more modern safety features, too.

In that regard, the 2017 Ford C-Max fared quite well, as it boasts an overall Owner Satisfaction score rating of 4 out of 5, along with a 77 out of 100 for driving experience, a 71 for comfort, 68 for value, and 55 for styling. The C-Max’s Owner Satisfaction score of 73 percent is the third highest in its class, in fact – behind only the Toyota Prius at 80 and the Prius Prime at 78 – which combined with its excellent fuel economy and good value makes it a solid buy for those looking for a relatively modern hybrid vehicle to purchase.

“The C-Max boasts strong fuel economy, a quiet interior, a luxurious ride, and engaging handling,” Consumer Reports said. “The hatchback layout is based on the Ford Focus, and it features a fairly roomy, easy-to-access interior contained within a small footprint. There are no active safety features available on the C-Max.”

We’ll have more on the C-Max soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for Ford C-Max news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Dan

    I have a 2017 C- max Titanium Energi it has 45,000 miles. One of the most feel good satisfying cars I have owned in my 75 years. Except maybe my 1969 Ford Torino Cobra, with that 428 cj. And maybe my last Mustang 05 GT convertible.

  2. Richard Cronkwright Jr.

    I purchased my wife a 2013 Ford C-Max SEL hybrid as a surprise Christmas present. She had her Buick for 11 years, and even though it only had 30K miles, I was ready to replace it, even if she wasn’t. And I can honestly say, after 28K, it has been the most reliable vehicle we’ve ever owned. Yearly oil changes as well as a 12V battery replacement at our local Ford dealer are all that it has required. Never in the shop. My wife loves that car. It will be next to impossible to get her to replace it when the time comes.

  3. Marco G

    On my third Cmax Energi, a 2016 which now has 80k miles. Average 50 MPG. Best of all nothing ever goes wrong with minimal maintenance. tires at 55k, never has needed brakes. About to flush out the radiator and trans. Rides like new with not a single rattle, etc. I have had Jags and Mercedes and can say that this is both a great ride and super comfy. I understand the owner satisfaction. would own another in a heartbeat.

  4. Brad Barefoot

    I bought a C-Max the year they came out in ’13. Normal maintenance, with the exception of a new battery is about it. After ten years and 71,000 miles , still see 50 to 55 mpg around town, and 42 to 47 mpg on the interstate. Ford … bring back the C-Max !

  5. Lorri Smith

    I Love My “Little C-Max” 2016 I bought it 2 years ago with 115,000 now has 145,000
    Best used car I have ever had.
    I Love My ” Little C-Max”

  6. Larry Ennis

    Why did you stop making this car? Did Toyota didn’t stop making their hybrid most of all the Prirus. In the beginning it was an ugly little car. But in went through different changes and now it turned into a sporty looking car. And added more cars with a hybrid option. That could have been done with the C-Max and the plug in hybrid.


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