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Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014) review: 43 facts and highlights

Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)
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Why is Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    5.6l/100 kmvs9.62l/100 km
  • greater cargo volume
    694lvs612.32l
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    6.4l/100 kmvs6.59l/100 km
  • more airbags
    7vs6.95
  • Height
    1.62mvs1.7m
  • more headroom (front)
    1.04mvs1.03m
  • bigger screen size
    7"vs6.19"
  • Weight
    1.64tvs1.76t

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014)

5

3. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Kia Rondo Platinum (2014)

7yrs

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer basic warranty (km)

50000km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Kia Rondo Platinum (2014)

160000km

6. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

90000km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160000km

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

694l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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Mazda Mazda 5 Sport (2014)

1257l

2.height

1.62m

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1.54m

3.width

2.08m

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Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015)

1.7m

4. more headroom (front)

1.04m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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Nissan Cube 1.8 SL (2014)

1.08m

5. larger interior

2823l

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.

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Nissan Quest SL (2014)

5035l

6. longer wheelbase

2.61m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014)

3.08m

Speed

1. faster top speed

185km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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220km/h

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

5.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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Citroen C4 Picasso (2014)

3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

6.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Citroen C4 Picasso (2014)

3.2l/100 km

3. more horsepower

141hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014)

283hp

4. larger fuel tank

51l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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79l

5. more cylinders

4

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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6

6. larger engine size

2l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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Dodge Grand Caravan R/T (2014)

3.6l

Features

1. more airbags

7

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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Seat Alhambra I-TECH (2014)

12

2.Has a rear-view camera
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has smart key as standard
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

5. bigger screen size

7"

A bigger screen size for the in-car system provides a better user experience and is easier to use while driving.

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8"

6.Has in-car system
Ford C-MAX Hybrid (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

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