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2013 Ford C-Max Energi Review

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi holds its own against other hybrids

Family-sized hybrid vehicles have been few and far between, especially in the sub $30,000 marketspace. Starting at $25,132, your whole family can easily make weekend trips to the cottage without having to employ a roof rack.

What is the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi?

There’s a lot of expectations surrounding hybrid vehicles, both positive and negative. The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi hits points on both ends of the spectrum. While it’s obvious to compare it to the Toyota Prius, it is actually a better suited comparison to the larger Prius V. The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi has plenty of room up front and while the back seats weren’t the most comfortable I’ve sat in there was at least room for an … to sit behind the driver.

Conversely, the stated fuel economy ratings have been shown to be so unrealistic it was the lynchpin of a lawsuits south of the border. Ford states the fuel economy to be 4 L/100km city and 4.1 L/100km and driving in perfect conditions you might achieve this but real world testing delivers fuel economy numbers closer to 8 L/100km. Still acceptable for a vehicle that can haul five adults but not so eye-popping.

Driving the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

Being environmentally conscience isn’t a bad thing unless we’re discussing performance. Most hybrids are tuned to achieve maximum fuel efficiency at the behest of performance. While the Prius V is definitely a victim of this, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi isn’t as shy when you stomp on the go pedal.

To be clear, you’re probably going to be slower than most cars with a jerkface behind the wheel but you’ll definitely beat the pants off of soap opera storyline resolutions.

Sitting behind the wheel feels like driving most other family vehicles. Sitelines are strong and 2013 Ford C-Max Energi s quietness of the engine gives a feeling of serene when you’re in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Ins and outs of the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

Manufacturers like to do this thing when they make hybrids where the dashboard looks like at any moment you can say “engage” and you’re blasting through a wormhole at warp nine. The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is surprisingly refreshing. It has your run of the mill gear shift and the speedometre in the dash has the same two screens on either side you would find in many Ford vehicles.

Yes you do plug in the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, but to a typical 120 volt outlet and the adapter wraps around itself to store nicely in the trunk.

Ford C-Max Energi

Safety comes by way of seven airbags and Ford’s MyKey technology which allows parents to set multiple speed limits, block explicit XM radio stations and features a persistent audible reminder if the front passenger seat belts aren’t on. Finally, 2013 Ford C-Max Energi has a neat feature called Curve Control slows the vehicle when it’s turning too fast.

Comparing the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi

There is no strict apples-to-apples comparison, even in the hybrid category. The Prius V with a starting price of $27,425, the Prius Plug-in at $35,700 and the Chevy Volt which before rebates starts at $42,000 are definitely contenders and if your sole purpose for buying a new car is to buy a Hybrid you’d want to start with looking at these three along with the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi.

Pros

Can fit a family or four adults comfortably


While not as fuel efficient as stated, it’s still quite good in context

You don’t need a special charging station installed at your home

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