2017 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid Review

2017 Ford C-Max Energi

When you need a car that keeps up with your pace of life, while still helping you to save on fuel, turn to the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In-Hybrid. As a plug-in hybrid, it lets you take some trips without burning a drop of gas. The car, which is available locally through Westview Ford, comes packed with plenty of practical features, too, so you're not sacrificing in the least.

Efficiency

Enjoying an efficient way to get around doesn't mean you must sacrifice flexibility. The Ford C-Max Energi Lets you plug in when possible, and gas up when it's practical.

A 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery means you can cruise around town using only electricity. Recharge it at night using a standard 12-volt cord, or replenish the battery faster by getting the available 240-volt home charging station. Thanks to the glowing charge port, you can glance and see how full the battery is. It illuminates by quadrants, so once the entire ring lights up, you know the battery is full.

Whichever way you choose to fill up the battery again, you'll be spending less time at gas stations. That means more money in your pocket, and more time on the road doing necessary things.

As a driver, you can choose different modes, switching how the Ford C-Max Energi operates. While you can select EV Mode, you can also just use the gasoline engine or a combination of the two.

Technologies

Being a truly innovative vehicle, you shouldn't be surprised by the cutting-edge technologies featured in the Ford C-Max Energi.

One of the main reasons why people choose this car is for fuel efficiency. To help maximise fuel efficiency, Ford includes the SmartGauge with EcoGuide. Customizable LCD screens provide real-time feedback on how your driving affects fuel and electricity consumption. It also tracks performance, so you can see how you've improved over time.

The available Sync 3 system has features unique to Ford plug-in vehicles. Not only do you benefit from ultra responsive hardware and software, plus enhanced voice commands, you can also use the system to monitor the powertrain. Access information about battery level, schedule a charging time, and more, all from the centre screen.

If you struggle to park, the optional Active Park Assist can be of service. The system will automatically measure parallel parking spots as you drive by, so you know which ones are large enough. Then, it will steer you into place, while you just manage the accelerator and brake.

Utility

You'll love how easy the Ford C-Max Energi makes accomplishing everyday tasks. One example is the available hands-free power liftgate. While you can open it using a key fob, it also opens if you wave a foot under the rear bumper. This feature means if your hands are full, you don't have to put anything down to open the car.

When you need to stash valuables, the Ford C-Max Energi supplies plenty of secure spots. Among the most discreet are the in-floor storage compartments in front of the second row.

Try out the 2017 Ford C-Max Energi for yourself today by making an appointment with Westview Ford.

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