2017 Ford C-Max  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#33 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#75 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Ford C-Max
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 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. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Ford C-Max has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford C-Max has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0441% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.035%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0441% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.035% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford C-Max is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Ford C-Max is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9354Toyota Prius vM. Outlander SportMazda CX-3Hyundai TucsonVolkswagen BeetleSubaru CrosstrekMazda CX-5MINI CountrymanFord C-MaxBuick EncoreKia NiroHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford C-Max with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 93. The 2017 Ford C-Max is safer than the 2017 Toyota Prius v, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2017 Mazda CX-3, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle, and the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and less safe than the 2017 MINI Countryman and the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2017 Buick Encore.

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