2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE Review

In a series of eco-friendly and fuel economy aimed vehicles, the manufacturers from Ford are presenting us the new 2018 version of the C-Max, called Hybrid SE. This Hybrid represents the well-known “multy-activity” class of vehicles that combine gas engine power and the electric motor.

Exterior


When it comes to exterior, the new 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE is said to be based on Focus platform, only bigger an taller. This five-door vehicle comes as an upgraded version with reworked fascia, especially in the front part. We have noticed the blind spot mirrors, stainless strips, 17-inch alloy wheels and a reworked bumper. In terms of the front part, we can say that the trapezoidal grille has undergone most of the redesign. You will notice the active grille shutters which are electronically controlled. They open or close, helping the driver maintain the ideal engine temperature. This model also offers the newest headlights, taillights and fog lights, using the latest LED technology.

Interior


Inside the stylish cabin of the new 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE you can expect nothing but comfort and luxury. The interior appears spacious and able to receive five adult passengers. You can expect only the high-quality materials including the leather seats and the leather-wrapped steering wheel. As in all Hybrid vehicles you can hope for the latest technology features and expect various options to control your driving. There is a Smart Gauge with Eco Guide, helping you to follow the fuel economy readings on the instrument panel. It also offers an Eco Select button by which you adjust climate control and drive more efficiently. Other features include the navigation system, infotainment system, audio system with six speakers, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, voice commands and many more. On the dashboard you will find an 8-inch touch screen and a 4.2-inch TFT screen. The seats are adjustable in many ways.

Engine

The power train of the new 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE offers you a choice of using a gas engine only, electric motor or the combination of these two. The Hybrid SE will be using a 2.0-litre Atkinson I-4 gas engine and an electric motor powered by lithium-ion battery pack of 1.4 kWh. Using the all-electric mode, this model can hit up to 85 mph. If using these two combined, the new Hybrid can provide 188 horsepower. The vehicle will be based on the front-wheel-drive system and will be using the electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, known as eCVT. The estimated top speed is 115 mph and the new Hybrid SE will need around 7 seconds to hit 0-62 mph. When it comes to safety, you can expect the Brake Coach and Regenerative Breaking System.

2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE Release Date and Price

The release date of the 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE is expected in the late 2017 and you can order it now. The starting price will be around $24,175 so we can say that this Hybrid is a good value for money, this is official Ford price, so it is little more in the dealers.

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