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Cruising in California in the NEW Ford C-MAX Hybrid was a unique experience alright! Exploring Sunny California is always an adventure we like. Not only did I drive ALONE to San Diego from LA, but I got to experience the smooth ride of an eco-boost HybridFord car.

I’ve done a few FORD car reviews and each time I test drive a new model, they seem to get better and better.

Did you know that the C-Max Hybrid is expected to achieve better fuel economy than the Toyota Prius? That’s huge! For the timeframe I drove it, I was very impressed with our fuel economy in fact I spent $15 on fuel.

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Cruising in California in the NEW Ford C-MAX Hybrid!

The C-Max Hybrid comfortably seats 4 adults. It was a smooth ride in the sense of how it felt to be in the driver’s seat. The steering, and how quiet it was. It has a lot of get-go and in fact, it can go up to 115 mph although, I didn’t personally test that theory… Well maybe I did, but shhh don’t tell anyone and I did it safely. 

Among my favorite features, is that the C-MAX line features an innovative hands-free liftgate allowing quick and easy access to the cargo area!

All you do is a gentle kicking motion under the rear bumper and voilá! The liftgate when used in combination with a key fob tells the car it’s OK to open or close the liftgate.

This is a wonderful option for us parents (and COUPONERS!) who usually have our hands full whether it be groceries, other items, kids’ stuff, or the kids themselves!

traveling in the Ford C-MAX Hybrid
The vehicles also feature the newest version of SYNC® with MyFord Touch® to help inform, enlighten, engage and empower drivers – with an emphasis on increasing fuel economy.

Ford C-MAX Hybrid Features

In conclusion, some of my favorite Ford C-MAX features are:

  • Active Park Assist: Excellent feature helping you park the car! WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED!
  • Sync with Ford MyTouch: HANDSFREE It is! The touchscreen makes using Sync a lot better, allowing you to have full control of everything. I was able to find a Target store and grab a gift before arriving in San Diego!
  • Hands-Free Calling: This is AWESOME! This was the first thing I did before driving. We don’t want to be talking on the phone and driving. Safety is #1.
  • Foot-Activated Liftgate: I don’t travel light, so lots of luggage for sure, leaving me with no free hands. With this feature, I was able to do it all at the same time. Kick it, and after putting the luggage in the trunk and my hands were free, I pressed the button on the door and watched it close smoothly, quietly and best of all………..automatically.

Overall the C-Max Hybrid was a pleasure to drive, highly recommended.  So, if you are thinking of changing your old car for a newer, fuel-efficient model, the Ford C-Max is a great option and very kid-friendly!

Have you driven a Ford C-Max Hybrid? Let’s talk about it in the comments.


About Myrah

Hi! I’m Myrah (pronounced: MY-RAH) and I’m a Full–Time Blogger.
We are a lifestyle blog focusing on our travel, experiences, sharing ways to save money on everything we can.


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