2016 Ford C-Max

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Ford C-Max highlights

Customer rating


  • Pleasing hybrid benefits
  • Responsive handling
  • High-end interior finish
  • Good exterior visibility upfront


  • Cargo space is only so-so
  • Feels a little outdated

Mileage (EPA estimate)

42 city, 36 highway, 39 combined

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Convenient hybrid-power wagon

Offering an upscale passenger interior with hatchback practicality, the 2016 Ford C-Max wagon offers on-the-move comfort and convenience for five passengers. Boasting a hybrid powertrain for thrifty miles and an extensive array of trim features, the 2016 C-Max is an enjoyable wagon to drive, thanks to its classic style and modern tech. For the  2016 model year, while maintaining its familiar design, the C-Max Hybrid welcomes Ford's new Sync® 3 technology interface. 

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What is new for the 2016 Ford C-Max?

  • Blind Spot Monitor and Panoramic Sunroof features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Ford C-Max

1. Hybrid power benefits 

If your friendship group loves traveling together, the 2016 Ford C-Max is a great choice for fun-packed weekends and trips into the city. The hybrid powertrain setup, a 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine, and onboard electric motor deliver a robust 188 hp. With an EPA-estimated 39 mpg combined, your crew can enjoy more time on the road together without constantly stopping for fuel.


2. Standard features 

With plenty of useful features and driver conveniences as standard, the 2016 C-Max SE base trim brings elevated ease to your time behind the wheel. Automatic headlights and cruise control functionality make multi-lane driving a breeze. For lengthy trips that call for shared driving duties, this 2016 C-Max’s height-adjustable driver seat and leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel offer everyone assured comfort. And when seasonal weather kicks in, your crew can find the right temperature for them via the dual-zone automatic climate control. 

3. Spacious passenger dimensions 

The 2016 C-MAX four-door wagon makes traveling with your multi-generational family easy. In the second row, two full sets of LATCH fixtures comfortably accommodate forward and rear-facing child and infant seats. Generous legroom allows adults to stretch out too, with 43.1 inches up front, and 36.5 inches for the second row. 

4. Package options 

Treat yourself to a 2016 C-Max wagon with additional features, via the available packages and stand-alone equipment add-ons. Pick a 2016 SEL model with the 301A equipment group features, and you’ll gain built-in navigation and a nine-speaker Sony® audio system upgrade. If you have early morning work shifts to get to, lock in a 2016 C-Max with the available remote start, via the vehicle key, to precondition your vehicle on cold winter mornings. 

5. Available infotainment system 

 For the 2016 model year, the C-Max infotainment interface gets a boost, with the introduction of Ford's Sync™ 3 voice-activated infotainment system. Available with a package add-on, or standard for the SEL trim, this enhanced tech features an eight-inch display screen with swipe-action capability and two smart-charging USB ports. Remain resolutely road-focused with the Sync® 3 system’s simple voice commands, they allow you to manage your audio, hands-free calling, climate control, and more. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Ford C-Max an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Ford C-Max 7th out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Ford C-Max features and specs

SE 2WD 4D Wagon

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.5"

Head room

F 41"/R 39.4"

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