What Floor Mats Are Available for the Ford C-Max?

Weather Tech DigitalFit Mat Set

Weather Tech DigitalFit Mat Set for Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer:  WeatherTech makes the FloorLiner DigitalFit Mat for the C-Max Hybrid and Energi.  It’s available in black, tan or gray for $99.95 for the first row only and $179.90 for the complete set including the second row.  WeatherTech also makes an all-weather mat set in black, tan or gray for the C-Max.  It’s available for $54.95 for the first row only and $99.95 for the complete set.  The Ford mats can be ordered from FordParts.com or your dealer.  There is a charcoal and a medium light stone mat set that costs $88.93 for a set.  There is also an all weather black set for $95.  The Ford all-weather mats can be found on eBay for less than $95 including shipping.

Besides the mats fitted for the C-Max above, there are far less expensive options available from many retailers.  Jeffrey Eggenberger, a C-Max Energi owner, likes the mat he bought at Sam’s Club.

 

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Is An Engine Block Heater Available for The C-Max?

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

An engine block heater is available for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid for fleet orders.

Answer: Maybe.  It’s listed as an option on page 176 of the manual.  MotorTrend lists an engine block heater as a $35 option for any C-Max Hybrid or Energi but for fleet sales only.  It’s not listed as an option at the Ford.com site by selecting options.  A quick check of the internet shows that various dealers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and New York are selling C-Max Hybrids with the engine block heater installed.  The topic was discussed on a C-Max forum where the poster said it had to be installed by the dealer.  According to this forum user, the cost was $80 for the parts but $500 for installation.  Clearly, it is far easier to install an engine block heater when the C-Max is built.

 

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What’s the Cargo Space like in the Ford C-Max Energi?

Answer: The downside of the Ford C-Max Energi is the increased space used for the batteries.  The second-row 60/40 split seat folds flat for added storage with the C-Max Hybrid, but it does not fold flat for the C-Max Energi.  The space used by the batteries is substantial as the photos below illustrate.  The hatch opening is 32.5″ high.  The distance from the cargo floor (top of the batteries) to the roof at the hatch is 23″.   The cargo floor is raised for the battery 9.5″ at the hatch and 7.5″ inches from the top of the folded rear passenger seats.  The hatch opening width is 33″ at the top and 38″ at the widest point.  The depth from the front seat to the back of the hatch is 66″.  The depth from the back of the hatch to the back of the upright rear seats (not folded down) is 31″.  The width of the cargo floor is 36″ at the narrowest point.

John Davis, the chief engineer for the C-Max stated that Ford expects only 15-20% of the C-Max’s sold will be the Energi model.  This is interesting.  As I’ve stated before, I think the Energi is a no brainer.  The reduced cargo space could be a big factor in favor of the HEV (hybrid) over the PHEV (Energi) though.

C-Max Energi Cargo Area from Hatch

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Hatch

C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Hatch

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Hatch Passenger-Side View

 

C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Hatch Driver Side

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Hatch Driver Side

 

 

C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Passenger Area with Seats Down

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Passenger Area with Seats Down

C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Passenger-Side Door

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Passenger-Side Door

C-Max Energi Cargo Area from Rear Passenger Seat Area

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Area View from Rear Passenger Seat Area

C-Max Energi Cargo Light and 12 Volt Outlet

Ford C-Max Energi Cargo Light and 12 Volt Outlet

The Ford C-Max Hybrid uses far less space for the battery than the C-Max Energi as shown in the photo below.

Ford C-Max Hybrid Cargo View from Hatch

Ford C-Max Hybrid Cargo View from Hatch

C-Max Hybrid Cargo View from Driver-side

Ford C-Max Hybrid Cargo View from Driver-side

This blog was first published on November 16th, 2012.  It was updated with new photos on January 19th, 2013.

 

 

 

 

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