Even then, the four tires would only ﬁt by standing them vertically and they totally ﬁlled the normal cargo area.The space gained by folding the rear seats accommodated everything else.
There also is a pair of small storage areas under the rear ﬂoor mats sized to hold wallets, smartphones, and perhaps an iPad well out of sight.
Instead of a spare tire, there is a can of sealant in an inﬂation kit that’s stored under the passenger’s seat, another trade-off for battery storage space.
Still, the bottom line is that this is a terriﬁc car for a small family: It’s economical and fun to drive with just enough cargo room.
Given the reliability hybrids have shown, the C-Max should give years of service. If this is the new face of where the industry is heading, it’s encouraging.