188hp of combined hybrid power sounds good, and performance feels sprightly, but the Ford C-Max loses out where hybrids should thrive. Claimed EPA city figures of 42MPG and 104 MPGe for hybrid and PHEV variants are wishful thinking at best, and a 20-mile electric range is sub-standard. FWD and a CVT gearbox are standard. Titanium trim offers niceties like leather upholstery and Ford’s SYNC 3 system, and the Titanium Driver assist package adds blind spot monitoring to the C-Max’s safety features. Safety features include 7 airbags, as well as traction and stability control.