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.”