I'm seriously considering a certified 2016 Energi to replace my 2013 Fit which was in an accident. I test drove one and it was nice to drive, more comfortable than the Fit, and had better A/C. (Not the Fit's strong point.)
My one concern is that over the nearly five years I had the Fit, it had the famous airbag recall, a set of tires, and front brake pads. That's it - not so much as a check engine light, a burned out light bulb, or a broken trim piece. Is the c-max likely to be as good? (Modulo it starting out with ~25k more miles on it than the Fit, which was new) . The best data I have to go on is Consumer Reports, and they rate all but the first two years of the C-max as above average, but I'm wondering for those of you who have had them for a while - what have you had to do? Little things, big things, etc. Anything stand out? The other car I'm looking at seriously is a CT200h, which seem pretty reliable across the board. The Lexus seemed nicer inside, but I liked sitting a little higher in the CMax.
My commute should be a pretty good use case for it - it's about 24 miles each way, much of which is very hybrid/ev-friendly. I can charge at home, so I'd probably do most of my morning commute in EV mode. Unfortunately the charger by my office costs $0.59/kwh so I probably wouldn't charge at work since I think that ends up making it more expensive than gas. I can live with the cargo space hit, it looks like I can still shove a bicycle in the back with the front wheel off which is all I really ask of it.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!