Ford C-Max Energi Models and C-Max Energi History

The C-Max Energi arrived in 2013 as a plug-in hybrid version of the Fords European-sourced multi-purpose vehicle. The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi and the C-Max Hybrid were introduced as urban utility products capable of awarding motorists with thrifty fuel consumption.


Differentiating itself from the C-Max Hybrid, the Ford C-Max Energi is fitted with a larger lithium-ion battery pack for increased electric power capacity. Equipped with a 7.6-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the C-Max Energis electrical propulsion is derived from an 88-kilowatt permanent magnet AC synchronous motor. On electric power alone, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi can coast up to 19 miles. With an available 240-volt home charging station, recharging the C-Max Energi is performed in approximately 2.5 hours. Traveling beyond the electric-only range, a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine took over. Generating 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque, the 2013 C-Max Energis gasoline range extender channeled power through an electronic continuously variable transmission.


In combined city and highway driving, fuel economy for the Ford C-Max Energi was rated at 38 miles per gallon. Able to accommodate up to five occupants, the cabin of the C-Max Energi also boasts considerable room for cargo. Behind the first row seating, up to 42.8 cubic feet of space is available transforming loads. Standard interior features on the C-Max Energi included MyFord Touch, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic temperature control and a six-speaker audio system. For the driver, dual-LCD SmartGauge with EcoGuide provides information vital in operating the Ford C-Max Energi in electric or gasoline modes.

New and Used C-Max Energi Prices, Ford C-Max Energi Model Years and History

Ford’s C-Max Energi merges hatchback stylishness and convenience with the fuel economy of a plug-in hybrid.
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The Ford C-Max Energi provides ample range per charge and is loaded with features that will appease even the pickiest of shoppers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

Good fuel economy, easy plug-in hybrid charging with electric-only driving options, plenty of utilities and lots of desirable features highlight the Ford C-Max Energi wagon.
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Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

A plug-in hybrid vehicle, capable of 44 miles per gallon, the C-Max Energi boasts impressive power while maintaining efficiency.
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Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

New for 2013, the Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine, combined with a Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor, that produces 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 5.0

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5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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