2018 Ford C-Max Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New in 2018?
The 2018 Ford C-Max is exactly the same as the 2017 model. It is still a hybrid vehicle at a reasonable price. Ford just did a major overhaul on the C-Max last year. This means it should remain as is for quite awhile.
Available Styles and Trims
The 2018 Ford C-Max comes in two different trim levels. Both levels feature the same 2.0 L I-4 engine combined with an electric motor. The electric motor is powered by lithium ion batteries. Both trim packages are hatchbacks that are available in the following eight colors:
- White Gold
- Hot Pepper Red
- White Platinum
- Shadow Black
- Ingot Silver
- Oxford White
- Blue Metallic
The SE trim package is the base level of the C-Max. This may be the best choice for the money for many consumers. Every feature available for the C-Max can be selected as an option for the base model. This means you can customize the car to your liking. By picking only the features you want or need, you might come out with something cheaper than the next trim level up.
The Titanium trim comes with a premium Sony sound system. It features Ford's SYNC 3 technology and an upgraded infotainment screen. It also comes with heated leather seats.
Performance and Fuel Economy
Fuel economy is one of the best reasons to purchase a 2018 Ford C-Max. This hybrid gets 42 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. This is less than some of the competition in this class, but the Ford does offer more power and a better ride quality. The I-4 and electric-motor combo produces a best-in-class 188 hp. A plugin version with a larger battery is also available.
The hybrid power train is paired with a CVT automatic transmission. Shifting is seamless and the system works very well within the C-Max. The car features FWD and has plenty enough power for good acceleration.
The C-Max comfortably seats five passengers. The interior space and ride quality are excellent for a hybrid in this class. The car is extremely quiet with almost no outside noise noticeable during commutes. The interior is ergonomic and well designed. The console layout is well thought out.
Acceleration is relatively quick in the C-Max. It can hit 60 mph in just about 8 seconds. The braking power is on par with other hybrids in this class. Steering feels much better than many competitors on the hybrid market. Steering is natural and very accurate. All in all, the C-Max is a fun car to drive.
If you're concerned about the environment and fuel economy, a hybrid is a natural choice. The 2018 Ford C-Max is a versatile vehicle that does a lot of things well. It's a great family car. The C-Max is not the most fuel efficient, but it makes up for this with power and performance. It comes at a nice price as well. If you want a good balance between performance and fuel economy, the C-Max is an excellent choice.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Ford C-Max invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Ford C-Max MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.