The six-year-old Ford C-Max faces a host of new and redesigned competitors that best it on most scores.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi mid-size sedans do as well on fuel economy and have a more conventional shape.
The smaller Hyundai Ioniq offers far better fuel economy, if less interior space, in a less expensive subcompact hatchback.
Its twin under the skin, the Kia Niro, is a hybrid wagon with useful interior space and pleasant lines.
The new Toyota Prius liftback is a far better car on the road than its predecessor, while the aging Prius V wagon offers more interior volume than the C-Max.
Finally, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid only has four usable seats but provides 53 miles of electric range and sportier performance for those who don’t need much cargo space.
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|2018 Ford C-Max||2018 Chevrolet VoltGet Your Price||2018 Ford Fusion HybridGet Your Price||2018 Hyundai Ioniq||2018 Kia RioGet Your Price||2018 Toyota PriusGet Your Price|
|43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||43 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||54 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy|
|N/A||Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Electric I-4||N/A||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas/Electric I-4|
|N/A||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||N/A||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|N/A||5-Door HB LT||S FWD||N/A||LX Manual||One (GS)|
|N/A||Front wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|N/A||Automatic||CVT w/OD||N/A||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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|2018 Ford C-Max vs. 2018 Chevrolet Volt||2018 Ford C-Max vs. 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid||2018 Ford C-Max vs. 2018 Hyundai Ioniq||2018 Ford C-Max vs. 2018 Kia Rio||2018 Ford C-Max vs. 2018 Toyota Prius|