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2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

small car / 4-door wagon

2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid 4-door wagon

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

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

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
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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

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

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

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

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry