2018 Ford C-Max

Part wagon, part crossover, the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid combines sporty, around-town versatility with money-saving fuel economy.

What Is the 2018 Ford C-Max?

The 2018 Ford C-Max is a hybrid hatchback that combines crossover-like versatility with eco-friendly performance. It may be small in size, but the wagon-like C-Max offers spacious seating for up to five passengers. This hybrid also provides excellent visibility, thanks in part to its tall stature. Under the hood, you'll find a hybrid powertrain that balances sporty performance with excellent fuel economy, earning 40 mpg combined.

How Does the Ford C-Max Hybrid Work?

With its hybrid powertrain, the 2018 Ford C-Max delivers both sporty performance and proficient fuel economy. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine works in conjunction with a battery-powered electric motor. Together, they generate 188 horsepower, so you're never short on the energy you need to get up to speed quickly. But, more importantly, the C-Max saves you money at the pump, with EPA ratings of 42 city/38 highway mpg.

Which C-Max Is Best?

That all depends on what you're looking for in this sporty hatchback. There are two available trims - the SE and Titanium. Both offer a street-smart performance and a wide range of options. Read on to discover the model that's right for you.

The line starts with the SE, a nicely equipped hatchback with a budget-friendly price tag. It's especially brimming with tech features. If you need to charge your laptop on the run, just use the SE's 110-volt, household-style power outlet. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to stream your favorite podcasts or call home and check on dinner. To upgrade your infotainment system for complete smartphone integration and enhanced voice controls, just add the Driver Assist package. It includes Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, where Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features display your smartphone apps directly on the central touchscreen, minimizing on-road distractions.

When you choose Titanium, you get Sync 3 and its 8-inch touchscreen as standard equipment. In addition, the Titanium's remote engine start helps you warm up the car on a cold day. Inside, ambient interior lighting gives your nighttime rides a soft, modern glow. The Titanium's nine-speaker Sony audio system upgrades your favorite tunes with crystal clear sound. Optionally, you can add a hands-free liftgate to help you get through massive errand runs.

What Features Are Available in the C-Max?

The 2018 Ford C-Max can be as luxurious and high-tech as you want it to be. When you choose the SE, you can add the Driver Assist package to upgrade to the excellent Sync 3 infotainment system. This technology includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, so you can view apps like Maps and Messages on your central touchscreen. Standalone options for both trim models include a panoramic glass roof, lighting up the C-Max cabin with natural light. The voice-controlled navigation system is another optional perk. It helps you find the both quickest way to work and new brunch spots.