2013 Ford CMax Hybrid First Drive Review Car and Driver

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Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max

Ford builds a Prius its own making it actually good to

After watching Toyota itself a solid business the Prius#x2014;more than 136,000 last year in the U.S.#x2014;Ford is one automaker finally getting about hybrids. It has plucked the people mover from its lineup, given it the twice-over to the U.S.#x2019;s strangely unique standards, and endowed it with a version of the powertrain from the Ford Escape hybrid. Two are headed to dealerships: the C-Max in September and, a few months the plug-in C-Max Energi a larger battery pack for electric-only driving.

In Europe, Ford sells the basically a tall wagon of the Ford Focus#x2014;with a choice of two engines and two diesels. But Ford Americans to associate the C-Max with hybrid technology, so the will come to these only as a hybrid, with ratings of 47 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway. engineer John Davis it#x2019;s about building a similar to what Toyota has Prius (recall that cars are sold under the name: the familiar Prius the wagonlike Prius V. and the compact C .

C-Max Is to Hybrid as Prius Is to, Hybrid

Ford C-Max Hybrid

The C-Max#x2019;s base is aggressive; the SE starts at $25,995. The SEL with leather, keyless and the MyFord Touch system the blocks at $28,995. Those slot the C-Max between the Prius and Prius V in an apparent to divide and conquer. Stand-alone include a bunch of entertainment and packages ranging from to $3080#x2014;the latter of which is only on the SEL and includes a hands-free, liftgate; active parking; a camera; and a nine-speaker Sony system#x2014;an $1195 panoramic roof, and a few special colors.

Go heavy on the C-Max order and you can get the price up past $33,000.

The general basics of the C-Max#x2019;s system are the same as those of the old and the Prius. The gasoline engine in tandem with a two-motor, variable planetary-gear transmission uses one electric motor to traction power to the wheels and one to change the transmission#x2019;s modes. But of a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder as in the old the C-Max uses a 2.0-liter now works with a transmission and built in-house at Ford#x2019;s plant in Sterling Heights, rather than sourced Toyota supplier Aisin. And of more-conventional nickel-metal hydride the C-Max#x2019;s battery is a compact, 1.6-kWh lithium-ion pack under the cargo-area floor and of dozens of cylindrical cells Korea#x2019;s Sanyo Corporation.

The power electronics and the software are all blue oval.

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Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford C-Max Hybrid

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