2015 Ford C-Max  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#32 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#74 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Ford C-Max
The C-Max, which Ford introduced in 2013, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 Ford C-Max is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Ford C-Max is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8939Toyota PriusHonda CR-ZToyota Prius vM. Outlander SportHonda CR-VFIAT 500LBuick EncoreFord C-MaxChevrolet TraxV. Golf SportWagenSubaru CrosstrekMazda CX-5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Ford C-Max with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 39 to 89. The 2015 Ford C-Max is safer than the 2015 Toyota Prius, the 2015 Honda CR-Z, the 2015 Toyota Prius v, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2015 Honda CR-V, the 2015 Mazda CX-5, and the 2015 Subaru Crosstrek. It is about as safe as the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the 2015 Chevrolet Trax.

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