2013 Ford C-Max  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#28 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#65 of all 2013 vehicles


The C-Max, which Ford introduced in 2013, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. The C-Max has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The C-Max provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the C-Max packs some oomph. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 Ford C-Max is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 Ford C-Max has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Ford C-Max has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.046% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2543%, meaning the average driver has a 0.046% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2543% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Ford C-Max is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Ford C-Max is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9238Toyota PriusHonda CR-ZToyota Prius vMazda CX-5Subaru CrosstrekAcura ILXFord EscapeBuick EncoreFord C-MaxJeep CompassHonda CR-VHyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Ford C-Max with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 38 to 92. The 2013 Ford C-Max is safer than the 2013 Toyota Prius, the 2013 Honda CR-Z, the 2013 Toyota Prius v, the 2013 Mazda CX-5, the 2013 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2013 Acura ILX, and the 2013 Hyundai Tucson and less safe than the 2013 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2013 Buick Encore.

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