2016 Ford C-Max  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#37 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#80 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Ford C-Max
The C-Max, introduced by Ford in 2013, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. The C-Max provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the C-Max packs some oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Ford C-Max is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford C-Max is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8650Honda CR-ZToyota Prius vM. Outlander SportMazda CX-3Honda CR-VHyundai TucsonFIAT 500LBuick EncoreFord C-MaxChevrolet TraxV. Golf SportWagenMazda CX-5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford C-Max with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 86. The 2016 Ford C-Max is safer than the 2016 Honda CR-Z, the 2016 Toyota Prius v, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Honda CR-V, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2016 Chevrolet Trax.

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