2016 Ford C Max Release Date, Review, Colors, Interior – What has Ford managed to achieve with its release of the C Max hybrid and the C Max energy vehicle is to topple over the reputation of the Prius vehicles in a big way.  An efficient, energy saving car is somewhat of a standard in today’s world and the development of these vehicles will bring Ford many acclaimed popularity in the years to come. But the 2016 releases may be the start of it all.

2016 Ford C Max
2016 Ford C Max

This is going to be the fourth model year that the C Max models hit the stands. They actually carry over the majority of its accessories and performance features from the last year’s model and do not come significant changed. This is perhaps a chance for the Prius to take back its place in this segment as their 2016 models were updated with many features and additions this model year.

What has been added to the 2016 Ford C Max vehicles are an update of colors schemes and some new gadgets on the inside. The added Sync 3 voice control software will replace the old one and will be of better use to the MyFord Touch system. For all details and updates of the newly released 2016 updates for the C Max vehicles, read the rest of the review.

2016 Ford C Max exterior

The car retains its small and practical shape as before. The car has always been viewed as a family vehicle and has served its utilitarian purpose quite nicely. This is a particularly great addition to the drivers in Europe who value the use of this small and economical vehicle very much. Whether you view it as wagon, a hatchback or a minivan you cannot deny its great use and very nice designing cues. Initially when you view the car you will notice that it is somewhere between the Toyota Prius and the Prius V vehicles. It shape and size is similar but it is not as tall as the Prius V is nor is it too aerodynamic that the base version of the Prius.

2016 Ford C Max front
2016 Ford C Max front

The car has a snub nose at the front with a trapezoidal grille that graces and defies the front side of the car. It uses an arched roof and a high beltline which lead to pert tail at the back. Looking at the C Max from certain angles you will notice that it is somewhat bulbous looking, and this is owed to the small wheels and tires which are put inside the larger wheel arches. It does use the underpinnings of a Ford Focus car but does not come with a sporty shape as this vehicle. So generally speaking the styling is not odd in a great sense and looks more than well for now and will be a popular choice among many family people for certain.

2016 Ford C Max back
2016 Ford C Max back

Interior

The inside of a 2016 Ford C Max car is rich but and stylish and uses a similar deisng as the Ford Focus car, yet it does hold many things that make the vehilce look much more different compared to the Focus. The stylish cues include some fine touches surfaces with a few modest touches of brightwork here and there. It is actually astounding how well the inside looks and how premium it all feels, which you may have never expected from a high fuel economy car like this.

2016 Ford C Max interior
2016 Ford C Max interior

Compared to its closest rivals, the Prius vehicles, this one takes the advantage as it does hold an odd shape in some sense but does not include the hard plastic surfaces of the Prius cars. All in all the C Max offers a much nicer interior atmosphere and an overall better feel for the drivers inside as the car does more than well to accommodate each person that is riding in it. The upholstery and surfaces are nicer than before and comprise the focal point of the car’s interior setup. The updated voice control system also provides the car with many advantages than before and is a very nice updated to the technology department of the Ford C Max vehicles.

Powertrain

The new 2016 model of the Ford C Max car will sport a combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a hybrid system with two electric motors. This gives a total output of 195 horsepower combined for the vehicle which is 54 hp more than a Prius can make. The car is heavier than its main contender but provides a much nicer ride that way. Also the Plug In version of the C Max, the Energy car will boost its drive range to 19 miles with the use of 7.6-kWh battery. The standard C Max car will still come with a 1.4-kWh one. The fuel efficiency specs say that the C Max hybrid car attains a record of 40 mpg combined (42 mpg city, 37 mpg highway), while the Energy sports an efficiency of 38 mpg combined.

Price and release date

The newest version of the Ford’s C Max vehicles will have a price tag of 24,170 USD base MSRP. This is not a totally different price as its competitors but the car does come with some excellent advantages that the others don’t. Maybe a better choice would be choosing the long range C Max Energy trim which comes at a rating of 37,770 USD as base MSRP. The release date has been set for next year as both version of the Ford C Max will be offered in February.