2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid

small car / 4-door wagon

2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid 4-door wagon
2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE wagon

The Ford C-Max was introduced in the 2013 model year. The C-Max is a hybrid with both a gasoline engine and electric motor. These ratings apply only to C-Max Hybrid models and not C-Max Energi models (the latter can be charged by connecting the vehicle with an electrical cord to a household outlet).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head and torso barely contacted the airbag before sliding off to the left. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure.

Despite considerable intrusion of the instrument panel, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1420
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Footrest (cm) 10
Left toepan (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 7
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 16
Upper dash (cm) 15
Lower instrument panel (cm) 11

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1420
Head
HIC-15 212
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.35
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 3.4
Right 1.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.47
Right 0.55
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 48

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE wagon

The Ford C-Max was introduced in the 2013 model year. The C-Max is a hybrid with both a gasoline engine and electric motor. These ratings apply only to C-Max Hybrid models and not C-Max Energi models (the latter can be charged by connecting the vehicle with an electrical cord to a household outlet).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from hitting hard structures during rebound by the side curtain airbag.

Forces on the lower right leg and foot were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1404
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 14
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1404
Head
HIC-15 307
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.8
Femur force - right (kN) 1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 95
Right 177

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE wagon with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Ford C-Max was introduced in the 2013 model year. The C-Max is a hybrid with both a gasoline engine and electric motor. These ratings apply only to C-Max Hybrid models and not C-Max Energi models (the latter can be charged by connecting the vehicle with an electrical cord to a household outlet).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1403
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1403
Head HIC-15 223
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 22
Average deflection (mm) 17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.28
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.20
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 57
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1403
Head HIC-15 132
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 99
A-P moment (Nm) -31

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE wagon

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,595 lbs
Peak force 24,462 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.80

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2018 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 7
Distance below top of head (mm) 5
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.0
Head contact time (ms) 41
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 3
Max neck tension (N) 318

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016-18 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim SE
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 64
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 79
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated