2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Overview
2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Exterior
Built on a Ford Focus platform, the 2014 C-Max Energi has a similar look to the popular hatchback with a bit more height, making it a lot more fun to drive than the rival Prius. A smooth transition from the front of the car to the back means there’s no denying the distinct shape of the Energi’s profile, combining an aerodynamic build with utility, making it a practical vehicle for any small family or commuter.
2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Performance
Each C-Max Energi features a new 2.0-liter Atkinson-Cycle 4-cylinder engine combined with a 35-kW electric motor. Combined, the powertrain can achieve 188 horsepower, while the Energi’s large litihium-ion battery and Regenerative Braking system allows the plug-in hybrid to get a 21 mile electric range. Plug the car into a 240-volt charging station. and you can have it charged in just 2.5 hours.
2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Efficiency
The 2014 Energi will get an EPA-estimated 44 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, making it the perfect car for those who have to commute every morning. Those who don’t drive very far and have a charging port at work can actually drive on the all-electric powertrain, increasing the mpg rating even more.
2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Interior
Quality materials and a surprisingly upscale interior design would make anyone feel as if they were in a higher end hybrid, not a Ford. The soft-touch surfaces and legroom in the back seat make the cabin extremely comfortable, while the user-friendly gauges and controls make it easy to drive.
2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Safety
Not only does the 2014 C-Max Energi have top-notch fuel economy, but it also has four out of five stars in government crash testing, with standard stability control, antilock disc brakes, and seven different airbags keeping its passengers safe and sound.
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