2013 Ford CMax Energi

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Ford C-Max Energi

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Electric cars large number of benefits but they are behind in technology compared with standard and that is mainly because of the and their capacity which range. Another great for drivers that are looking for to save money on fuel and emit less CO2 is hybrids. Ford C-Max Energi is a hybrid that will you electric only driving so it be considered.

2013 Ford Energi Plug-In Hybrid, carries a $32,950 price tag as tested), along with a basic warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty and an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on hybrid components. The EPA estimates the C-MAX Energi will a combined 43 mpg when it runs on or 100 mpge when running on and gasoline. Quite similar are for 2014 Ford C-Max .

With a 104.3″ wheelbase, length, 63.9″ height and 72″ the C-MAX is compact but not tiny. 5.5″ of ground clearance you to stay on the pavement. Exterior is not a great strongpoint of the C-MAX. a very conservative, two-box with a steeply raked and contours that look they were designed to the wind. A little taller the prototypical hatchback design, but sleek and smooth.

A gently-rising shoulder line the front and rear lamps, both ends of the vehicle nicely. A liftgate provides to the cargo area — 19.2 feet behind the second 42.8 cubic feet the second row folded. The Lithium Ion pack takes up a good of space here, mounted the load floor, but the remaining is still quite useable.

The Energi has two exterior power — one for electricity, on the front left and one for gasoline, on the right rear. The outlet provides visual on the vehicle’s state of charge, a light ring that in four quadrants as the battery Very handy. The C-MAX can be with ordinary 120-volt current (just be sure you have sufficient capacity on the circuit that you connect Charging from empty to can take up to seven hours.


a dedicated 240-volt charger, time can be reduced to two-and-a-half Ford has a deal with Buy stores to sell and install a home charging unit. The 3.8 kW 2 charger runs about installation charges vary on your location.

There may be rebates and other available from your power company.

C-MAX’s is pretty conventional for such a tech vehicle. The good is that the compact space very roomy, though shaped for four occupants five. The center seating in the rear is hard and narrow, and better as an armrest than as a

The tall greenhouse adds a of air and space, which is welcome in the front and rear seats.

Up the dash board does not with technology, though it provide discoveries and delights. I enjoyed the driving challenge of the with EcoGuide, a pair of specialty gauges that positive reinforcement for efficient habits. My favorite feature is the Coach COH -0.15% on the left of the instrument panel.

It turns application into an interactive letting you know what of regenerative braking potential you achieved with each It’s fun to figure out how much pedal pressure to apply to stop the C-MAX safely and energy at the same time.

My vehicle was equipped with a package of options that Premium Audio and Navigation, a view camera, keyless and ignition, a power tailgate and an parking system — a pretty value for all of those features. I would have passed on package after trying it out for a I was frustrated with the navigation and I couldn’t get the Bluetooth hands-free to consistently connect with my 4S. The automated parking system is but the C-MAX is so easy to park on its that I never felt it saved me any time or much

After the novelty wore I stopped using it, and just on my own.

C-MAX has two driving Electric-only; and gas and electric hybrid Most of the time, the vehicle select the most efficient mode on its own, but you can force the — after all, you’re the one who what kind of driving going to be doing. Depressing a in the center console allows you to EV now; EV later; or normal, the C-MAX chooses EV or hybrid based on its best assumption of You might have a short to work, with power at both ends of the trip — so want to select EV now. Or, trip to work might with a stretch of expressway, by a shorter hop on city streets.

Then, it makes sense to EV later, conserving all of your power until you get off of the highway. great to have the control. range is about 21 miles.

range is estimated at about 620 which means you could from New York City to Ohio before you had to stop to up your 14.0-gallon gas tank.

Ford C-Max Energi

The experience in the C-MAX is difficult to In EV-mode, you get the thrill of instantly peak torque and silent which never ceases to C-MAX isn’t fast, but it is quick — the difference being the way the motor helps the vehicle to off the line. In hybrid mode, has no trouble keeping up with and even responds to a bit of flogging. But doesn’t ask for such treatment.

Its CVT variable transmission) encourages driving, targeted more efficiency than pure Enjoying the way that the technology up the miles without gulping fuel is more the C-MAX

Handling is better than mostly because C-MAX its weight pretty low. the batteries low in the chassis gives the a solid, planted feeling. power steering manages to a good sense of road though without the real you’d want for aggressive

But that’s not what C-MAX to do, anyway.

It’s hard to away from a week in the without being impressed the technology. Whether you’re in EV mode or hybrid mode, delivers an efficient, smooth If you’ve got a convenient charging and the right kind of commute, Energi could cost you little to operate.

The price of is still a bit of a challenge. My test $37,435 price was a shocker. with incentives, credits and that’s a substantial premium for an early adopter. (You can see a map of and Federal incentives at the Plug In web site.) The plug-in hybrid works so well, though, there are certain to be many examples of the breed in the very future. Ford has another one now — the 2013 Ford Fusion Toyota has the 2013 Prius and Chevrolet has the Volt.

They’re all — but I expect prices to come as more plug-ins come to

Before buying a C-MAX I’d check out the much less-expensive Hybrid. I’d also look at the Prius v, another roomy

If the idea of a plug-in appeals to you and you the utility of a compact crossover, is just the ticket. On a purely balance sheet, it’s to make the figures work. But add in the feelings you’ll get from reduced fuel consumption, with the smug satisfaction you can display from driving the plug-in hybrid in your and you can justify the initial purchase with more ego dividends per

The EPA should start reporting on statistic — then there be many more plug-ins in driveways across America.

Ford C-Max Energi
Ford C-Max Energi
Ford C-Max Energi

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