What is the Panoramic Fixed-Glass Sunroof like in the C-Max?

Answer: Many prospective buyers of the Ford C-Max Energi or Hybrid want to know what the panoramic sunroof is like.  The sunroof on the C-Max Hybrid and Energi is fixed – it doesn’t open.  When you look down on the roof exterior, the glass covers a very large area.  Examining the opening from the interior is different.  It is quite small.  It is set back very far from the front window too.  The opening of the sunroof is above the back of my wife’s head when she sits in the driver’s seat.  It is similar to the fixed sunroof on the Prius V, which is only available with the expensive technology package on the Prius.  It isn’t nearly as nice as the sunroof on some small SUVs, like the Volkswagen Tiguan.  Even though the sunroof is fixed, it lets light into the cabin and may make it feel more spacious and bright.

Panoramic Sunroof
Ford C-Max Panoramic Sunroof Interior. The front of the shade is set back from the driver’s head.

On January 10th, 2013, we were able to take photos of a Ford C-Max Energi with a panoramic sunroof.  My wife enjoyed how much lighter the sunroof made the cabin of the C-Max Energi.  The two pictures below give a better idea of the position of the driver’s head when the seat is moved backward and forward as far as it will move.

C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof – Driver’s seat in backward position.

C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof – Driver’s seat in forward position.

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof

Ford C-Max Energi Panoramic Sunroof From Rear Passenger Seat

 

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3 thoughts on “What is the Panoramic Fixed-Glass Sunroof like in the C-Max?

  1. We purchased our 14 plate Ford C-max around 2 1/2 years ago, it is just 4 months out of it’s 3 year warrenty period and we have operated the sunshade less than a handfulll of times as we have a dog who likes to travel in the car. On a rare occasion of being on my own in the car I decided to open the blind and as I was driving at the time I did not look up to watch the full operation of the blind, it was not until it was to late that I noticed it had bunched up going into the housing. The blind will not work at all now, neither closing or opening and I have been told by my local Ford dealer that it will cost £1,400 to repair! This is ludicrous, up till this point we had been totally satisfied with our C-max!

  2. Beware: I only have 7000 miles on the car and a pebble hit the roof and cracked the window. Ford won’t fix it! I had a panaromic Ford Edge for 8 years and never had this happen. I believe it’s the design of the car and when my lease is over I will not by the CMax!!!

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