The discontinued Ford C-Max may be gone – at least from the automaker’s lineup – but it certainly hasn’t been forgotten on the used vehicle market. There, used examples of the Ford C-Max have long been praised by Consumer Reports for offering up tremendous value, as the consumer organization has named the C-Max as one of the best used hybrids that cost less than $15k, one of the best used vehicles with a price between $10k and $15k, and one of the best used cars for teens on multiple occasions. Now, the Ford C-Max has once again been praised by Consumer Reports, as the 2016 model has once again been named as one of the best used vehicles on the market with a cost of less than $15k.
In a day and age when used vehicles are selling for record high prices, it isn’t easy to find good values, which is precisely why Consumer Reports digs through its own test data and member/owner survey responses to find models that are not only affordably priced, but also packed with standard safety features that are reliable, to boot, all of which fall within the 2014-2023 model years.
In that regard, the 2016 Ford C-Max made the cut with an average price range of between $9,100 and $11,775, as well as an average reported fuel economy of 41 miles-per-gallon. Aside from receiving a “green choice” distinction for being environmentally friendly, the C-Max also fared above average in Consumer Reports‘ road testing, as well as owner-reported reliability and satisfaction scores.
“The C-Max is an appealing all-around package, combining the fuel economy of its standard hybrid powertrain with the practicality of a five-door hatchback design,” CR wrote of its selection, noting that the C-Max “packs an impressive amount of room and utility into a small footprint.”