The 2020 Ford C-Max can be a fun alternative to everyday compact crossovers, wagons and hybrids. Its refined driving characteristics and high fuel economy numbers make it especially appealing. The C-Max is based on the frisky Focus, making it an economical, fun to drive alternative to the typical hybrid snooze fest. Its steering is firm and communicative. An updated C-Max has debuted in Europe, expect it to be sold here with few changes.
2020 Ford C-Max Exterior and Interior Design
Key exterior revisions to the 2020 Ford C-Max are found in the fascias. Underneath the tall, slightly bulbous shape of the C-Max are the underpinnings of the well regarded Ford Focus compact hatchback and sedan. From some angles, it simply looks like a tall, more upright version of that model, with a vertical tailgate and slab sides. Up front, a sleeker, inverted trapezoid grille that recalls the Focus is now flanked by slimmer and more chiseled headlamps teamed with bolder, rectangular fog lamps. Out back, the tailgate features a more refined “one-piece” appearance and benefits from recast rear lamps.
Inside, there’s a lot of sporty charm, the roomy C-Max cabin gets a Focus style remake that combines upgraded materials and trim choices with cleaner, more user friendly controls. The C-Max’s rich, stylish dash and soft touch materials will appeal to buyers in a way that the sea of plastic dash and incoherent instruments in the last Prius simply couldn’t. In vehicle connectivity and telematics take a major step forward with Ford’s latest Sync system that can be had with voice-activated 3D navigation and an 8.0 inch high res touchscreen as well as a 10 speaker Sony premium audio package.
2020 Ford C-Max Release Date and Price
Considering that the 2020 Ford C-Max will likely be provided in just two trims, the price will never be as higher though not specifically exceptional. Aside from more than the acceptable price of only $32,000 for mini-van as 2020 Ford C-Max Hybrid, we can chat about the standard version of Ford C-Max which is sold for $ 24,995. This will be released in 2020, but Ford has already promised to introduce an all-new fully electric crossover by 2020.
2020 Ford C-Max Engine Specs and Performance
There are no changes for the C-Max drivetrain, which it shares with the Fusion Hybrid, for the refresh. This isn’t great news, since Ford did have to revise the fuel economy numbers for this and several other hybrid models after the EPA said the figures had been inflated. Powering the C-Max for 2020 will be a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder that mates with an electric motor to produce 188 hp. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) manages the hybrid electric powertrain’s 129 lb ft of torque, and the electric motor is powered by both a 1.4 kilowatt per hour lithium ion battery and regenerative braking for 2020 Ford C-Max.