2013 Ford CMax Hybrid Quick GasMileage Test

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2013 Ford C-Max Quick Gas-Mileage Test

Gas in hybrid vehicles can be a tricky

Depending on how they’re designed—and at speeds their electric kick in—their efficiency can considerably.

When we tested the Ford C-Max Hybrid six ago in Los Angeles, the real-world indicated gas was 37 mpg over 50 miles of mixed and urban driving.

This weekend, we borrowed another for a longer test.

Due to circumstances our control, we couldn’t do our usual test route on Ford’s compact five-door hatchback.

Instead, we only covered 238 bulk of it at 75-mph freeway

This time, we averaged mpg, just a hair of the 40-mpg level that is to impress friends and car shoppers.

included 44 miles on electricity according to the car’s display.

other readings: Its lifetime to date over a total of miles was 33.4 mpg.

And over two previous trips, it had 34.7 mpg (over 607 miles) and mpg (over 1,173 miles).

results lead us to echo our from that first Hybrid drive. We have questions about whether it live up to its EPA ratings as reliably as the does.

We noted on that that over 20 miles of urban stop-and-go traffic, the returned about 44 mpg.

number is close enough to its EPA that we’re not worried.

But the also gets a 47-mpg rating, for a combined number mpg. We didn’t get close to number, registering in a range of 37 to 39

We’ve requested another for a longer road test, and spend some time in city and suburban uses.

At of 50 mph or below, the C-Max Hybrid its electric motor and can rack up electric miles—which should gas mileage significantly.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max

Until then, however, we somewhat skeptical that the will deliver mixed mileage much above 42 But we’ll wait to find

For comparison purposes, our 2012 Prius V wagon. rated at 42 mpg returned 40.0 mpg over a hilly test route included hauling lots of

Our 2013 Ford C-Max carried a base price of The Blue Candy metallic clearcoat paint—a striking that got a lot of looks—was an extra

A single option bundle, Rapid Spec 303A, premium Sony audio and a system, a hands-free technology that included hands-free operation and a keyless entry and a parking technology package added Ford’s Active Assist—which we had no occasion to try out.

bundle carried a base of $3,080, with a Rapid discount of $585 offsetting a bit of its impact.

Adding in the mandatory fee of $795, our C-Max came a final sticker price of


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