The 2016 Ford C-MAX Hybrid earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) top award in class, earning ASG’s 2016 BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE Award in the Wagon class. In areas of environmental, social and economic performance, the three fundamentals of ASGʼs data-driven automotive life-cycle assessment platform - the Automotive Performance Index (API) - the C-MAX Hybrid outperformed 57 other Wagons, earning the distinction as an ASG best in class selection for model year 2016.
The API applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class.