Experience the Future of Ford with the C-Max

Ford has long been an industry leader in creating new and exciting models. The Ford C-Max is one of their latest models that has been turning heads around Arlington Heights and Schaumburg. This compact MPV has been one of the best hybrids in the auto industry since its debut. Read on to find out how the C-Max gained this position and where it may be going.

Debut and First Generation

The debut of the five-door C-Max came in 2003 with a three different engines available: a 1.6L V4, 1.8L V4, and 2.0L V4.

It also came with four transmission options including a four and six-speed automatic and five and six-speed manual options. It offered heavily increased fuel efficiency that made it very popular with the environmentally conscious drivers.

The Second Generation and Changes

In 2011, Ford premiered the second generation of the C-Max which is still currently being produced. Changes included an elimination of the four speed automatic transmission option. The physical features of the C-Max were altered to look closer to the Iosis Max concept which had premiered at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. New features included:

  • A flat folding third row of seats
  • Hands free power lift gate
  • Rear view camera
  • Park assistance
  • A panoramic sunroof
  • HD Radio
  • Sirius XM
  • Dual-zone climate control system


The C-Max has been well received by the auto world. The C-Max Hybrid was the ninth-best selling hybrid car in the US during September of 2012. It also ranked as the fourth best selling hybrid in October of 2012. Other trims and models of the C-Max have sold similarly well. Awards for the C-Max and its various models include the 2012 Green Car Vision Award by the Green Car Journal at the 2012 Washington Auto Show.

Save Gas Money with a C-Max

Arlington Heights Ford is proud to offer the C-Max to our loyal customers. Come on down to our lots and take one for a test drive today. You may be surprised how well they handle and how little gas they use.


Arlington Heights Ford

801 W. Dundee Road
Directions Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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