2013 Ford CMax Extended Review Web2Carz

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Ford C-Max Hybrid

Proving hybrid wagons can be fun to

I f the 2013 Ford Escape your fancy, but you really, want a hybrid and you’re sad Ford didn’t put a hybrid in the Escape, well, the Blue has just the vehicle for you. the C-Max.

The C-Max is meant to the Escape Hybrid, by virtue of being a compact crossover The C-Max is more van-like in than the redesigned-for-2013 Escape would call it a people although it’s not a true Unlike minivans, the C-Max have sliding doors or for seven—it’s best thought of as a short SUV or a tall wagon.


The C-Max does things surprisingly well. is one of those things. We’ve Ford’s Focus compact and the for having good handling, and the has many of the same traits.

It has the light and quick-steering feel engages the driver (although a tad firmness wouldn’t hurt) and it gets through corners much drama, although is a tad too much body roll and understeer intrudes. The C-Max well for a tall hybrid that is meant to be a family-hauler, it’s a level below the or Escape.

Ride is acceptable around and on the freeway, although it’s a bit on the side. It’s never though, and the C-Max doesn’t during commuting.

Where the is lacking is in acceleration. One hundred total system horsepower can do so much, and while the C-Max has guts for around-town driving, it more power for passing and It would help if the brakes less squishy and spongy,

We also weren’t thrilled the engine’s unpleasant noises heavy throttle.


critics often accuse the designs of being derivative of and we can’t argue with although we like the C-Max’s look compared to the Prius and the Prius V. It’s a bit bland, but plain isn’t always

Ford C-Max Hybrid


Anyone who’s time in the Focus or Escape recognize the cabin, thanks to its layout. The good news is are plenty of soft-touch surfaces and design lines; the bad news is our came with Ford’s MyFordTouch infotainment system, and of the audio controls are mounted too on the dash.

Final Thoughts

The is meant to be positioned as a fuel-saving and it does that well. It pleasantly surprises with its manners. It’s not the only hybrid out there—see the Ford Hybrid and Lexus GS 450h—but it be the only fun-to-drive hybrid wagon.

It’s one thing for a four-door the Fusion Hybrid to have driving dynamics, that no one. But no one looks at the C-Max and it to drive like it does. will win over driving who really need a fuel-efficient with this one.

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Engine: four-cylinder combined with motor

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