Space versus Gas Mileage is incomparably better to similar models.
The Ford C-Max is advertised as "Best in Class" for hybrid gas mileage and for size/internal space. The trouble is, the MPG advertised never lines up with actual MPG if you drive faster than a granny in terms of cruising, acceleration, deceleration, braking, etc. I manage to get an average of 31 MPG for daily driving around town, but highway mileage varies as once the car reaches 60 MPH the engine automatically engages and electric mode is not possible. That means your best mileage is local driving and not long-distance. It is rather spacious, the seats fold down flat in the back but the rear seat anchors to side beams which make the overall width of the back somewhat deceiving (it takes about 5 or 6 inches away from the overall width in just that section with the beam, which means you don't get the full space). The radio/stereo system is Microsoft SYNC which can be problematic if you do not have the latest firmware updates. Sometimes bluetooth will not connect with modern smartphones, and the only way to fully "turn it off and on again" is to turn off the car, remove the key, and open the driver door, then start the car again...kind of a pain if you lose bluetooth connection while traveling down the highway, as you might imagine. Other than that, it is a little crowded in the rear seats and they do not recline. It was difficult to find a model of car seat that would fit in the rear seats without crowding the driver or passenger leg room'all I can say is, shop around and make sure the return policy is good wherever you buy the car seat, those things are deceptively bigger once you get them in the back of the C-Max. Would definitely buy another, but 2013 is the latest year they produce and they changed the model starting with 2014 (I think it's called a Fiesta now?) so it's smaller and less efficient on gas to buy the same car as a newer model.