I thought I'd take a moment to log some differences between the two models. As you all may well know, I had a 2013 Cmax until earlier this month and just recently replaced it with a 2017 model after a couple of people ran into my 2013 and ended up getting it totaled even though it was still very well driveable (just cosmetic body damage).
Anyway, putting that behind us, here are things that I note right off the bat.
On the left screen, the removed several screens like inform, enlighten if I recall correctly, and the climate screen. The only 2 that they left is engage (engine and EV) and Empower. Only way to see the climate draw now is by adding it in myview.
The trip meters have been truncated to not show the gas burned, however, you can still find the gas burned information in the ET screen.
They removed the MPGE option and the whole fuel economy selection screen (gas or gas and electric). The car is permanently reporting in MPG now, which is what I always used when burning some gas combined with electric. However for electric only I used MPGe. Funny thing is, if you go to MFM, the trip log reports MPGe. So when you drive 100% EV you can find your MPGe number there. Its a pity its not available to me when I'm driving as I used that as a gage to see how well I'm doing. Now its pegged 120+ all the time since the MPG always show 999.9 and practically the MPG gage on the right of the empower screen is useless - might as well not have it. At least with MPGe it used to go down from 120 when you stepped on the accelerator. In reality MPGe option should be there and that gage should have a range of 0 to 200 mpge to be ideal.
They removed the lifetime summary. That used to be really nice to tell you how much gas vs electric miles are on the vehicle and you could calculate how many miles on your engine.
The removed the miles from the battery and moved them to the right screen. That's OK I don't mind that, and now you can see the coach bars on the right screen, which is a good thing also. I do wish that they would have put the battery % level on the battery itself, so this way I don't have to look at that on the MFT screen. Would allow me to leave that screen on something else more useful such as the navigtation map.
They removed the ^ and down arrows above and below the battery, which indicated if you were charging the battery or discharging it. That information used to be useful when for example you're plugged in and you're in the car running the heat or the AC, you could tell if the plug in power was overcoming the draw from the climate or not. Now there is no way to see besides watching the battery % on the MFT screen. Loss of a feature not necessary to delete. Also it was nice to see when you took your foot off the gas that you're charging the battery vs using it. Now they make the regen circles go around and around on the battery all the time when your foot is off the gas. Before you could see if you are braking or not with that indicator, now its blended in with foot off the gas so if you brake you don't see if its happening or not. For example, if you needed to stop hard in the past, you could shift to L and brake ever so slightly until you see the circles going around on the battery to know you're at maximum regen. Now you don't know as the indicator is gone.
They added a Miles/Full charge screen which shows me 32 miles per full charge now. It defaults to 20 miles per full charge when the car is new. When you finish the ride, on the right side it shows you "next full charge" range in miles based on how you did, plus if you drove better or worse, if the climate was used or not, and if the temperature was better or worse. That's new for the right side screen.
The MFT has been updated to Sync 3, that's a plus as its quicker and better than Sync 2.
They added some aerodynamic parts to the car. If you look from below in the front you will see they covered up some gaps under the engine. They also added some fins in front of the rear tires and some aerodynamic parts on the rear windshield.
They changed the engine oil from 5w-20 to 0w-20.
The front grill is a little smaller air inlets and there are some improvements in the hood sealing.
The headlights now have LED daytime running lights.
They seem to have a plastic cover now where you used to access the cabin air filter. Not sure if you have to remove that cover now to access it or its in a different location. Also in that plastic by the front passenger is a net to put something there, like maybe they phone.
The center console has a tray on top and has lost all the rgb and sd card ports. All there is now is two USB ports and the 12v outlet.
The glove compartment is shaped differently now on the inside and is in my opinion worse than the original. It can't even fit my ipad in there now left to right. I have to put it vertical and it tends to ride up when you're trying to close the door.
They changed all the trim inside to all black around the registers and stuff. Used to be chrome on black, now its black on black. Even the area next to the parking brake is all black now, no more silver there. There is a small bin next to the 12v outlet where the heated seats dials used to be.
They removed the buttons on the ceiling to change the ambient colors inside the car. Now they are controlled from the Sync 3 screen. There doesn't seem to be a brightness option any more. used to be a knob for that in the ceiling.
They reduced the lighting inside the cabin. Used to be more buttons on top of the driver, now all those are gone. Just have two buttons in the center front to light either the left or right side lights, like in an airplane.
The backup camera now has a zoom + button, to look in closer and see if something like a baby is on the ground behind you.
The wheels have been change to black on silver, all black inside with silver on the outside. I like that as the black inside doesn't show the brake dust and such.
The climate control is all different now. Heated seats are incorporated into that panel instead of rolling switches as before. It seems to work better selecting different temperatures, where in the past it used to be sort of like ON or OFF, you turn the AC from 67 to 70 to 72 its the same thing in the past, and at 75 it turns the heat on. I think this is an improvement for sure.
This time around I got the 501a package with self parking and driver assist. I like the warnings it gives for approaching cars. Self parking works like a champ, I tried it a couple of times.
Cruise control now automatically regens down hills, like pushing hill assist to not let the car run away downhill. In the past you needed to manually select hill assist or L to hold your speed.
I may have missed something, but this is what comes to mind so far. Any questions please ask.