2018 Ford C-Max  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#36 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#81 of all 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Ford C-Max has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0456% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2092%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0456% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2092% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Ford C-Max is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Ford C-Max is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9162M. Outlander SportMazda CX-3Volkswagen BeetleSubaru CrosstrekHonda CR-VKia NiroMazda CX-5Jeep CompassMINI CountrymanGMC TerrainFord C-MaxToyota C-HRComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford C-Max with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 91. The 2018 Ford C-Max is safer than the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2018 Mazda CX-3, and the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle and less safe than the 2018 MINI Countryman, the 2018 Jeep Compass, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2018 Honda CR-V, the 2018 Kia Niro, and the 2018 Toyota C-HR.

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