2013 Ford CMax Hybrid Review Auto

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Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max

It hasn’t lost any of its weirdness in the from European people to North American subcompact.

Ford has grafted its corporate onto a plucky little shape. With its short and cavernous headroom inside, the Hybrid can’t help but more than a bit inflated, somewhere between hatchback and forms, though the 17-inch on this machine help some of the bloat out of the vehicle’s The C-Max certainly hasn’t any of its weirdness in the translation from people mover to North subcompact, but the Aston Martin lower grille and swept help the machine look attractive up front.

Around hexagonal taillamps help the C-Max as a Ford product, and the hatch hints at an easy loading or unloading cargo.

The does offer an attractive and cabin with a familiar, steering wheel laden various redundant controls. up front are treated to decently and comfortable front seats contrast stitching, though the center stack does on knee room a bit.


As with other Ford equipped with MyFord the C-Max Hybrid boasts a instrument cluster with two LCD screens set to either side of the The screens can be configured to display a of information ranging from economy and trip data to control and radio settings.

the C-Max Hybrid doesn’t solely on the touchscreen to control and climate settings. Ford has buyers honest buttons and for quick manipulation of both, means the driver can circumvent Touch at his or her discretion. We probably need to expound on how much setup means to some of us.

Fold the back bench and cargo capacity jumps to cubes, handily besting the Prius.

The back seat serviceable space for full-grown thanks in no small part to epic headroom. There’s inches of room for Sputnik-sized even in the back, and with cubic-feet of cargo area the second row, the C-Max brings plenty of utility to the Fold the back bench and that number jumps to cubes, handily besting the Prius.

Line the C-Max up against the bigger and more Prius V. however, and the Ford badly, with the larger delivering 67.3 cu-ft of room with the second row The C-Max also suffers a fairly tall rear which means loading cargo takes a bit more than we’d like.

The Hybrid does offer up acceleration thanks to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and AC synchronous motor combination. The internal mill is good for 141 horsepower and 129 of torque, though adding in the motor ups the final tally to 188 That’s enough to get the 3,640-pound down the road without a traffic obstruction.

The run to 60 miles per hour takes than 10 seconds, which is than adequate for daily

We managed an average of 35.6 mpg a peak of 40.6 mpg.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

On the the hatchback is quiet enough for travel, and the fact that the can seamlessly drop into an EV at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour is Jump off the four lane and for hill country and the C-Max decent steering, though the regenerative brakes aren’t what we’d call When a manufacturer figures out how to a hybrid with decent we’ll make sure get a sizable gift basket in

Go for the brakes in the C-Max and it’s as if the car decide how much brake to serve up at any given time. The is what feels like an stopping distance.

And what of 47-mpg combined rating? our week with the C-Max the hatchback managed to yield a average of 35.6 mpg with a of 40.6 mpg. As with the Hybrid, the averages we recorded are a mile from factory Yes, our week with the car in February, but temperatures ranged the mid 40s to low 50s, and while apologists point to winter fuel and cooler temperatures as the culprits the lackluster fuel economy, we can you none of the other hybrids we over the winter suffered a drop in performance.

Owners themselves report numbers, with Fuelly.com a that lets owners their fuel economy and the aggregate as an average showing a average for the C-Max.

Ford the C-Max Hybrid in two trims: SE at $25,200 and SEL, which asks $28,365, excluding a delivery fee, for a set of keys. Our C-Max Hybrid, an SEL with power liftgate and rearview weighed in at $31,210 with destination charge. That is within reach of a comparably Prius or Prius V, but we can’t say the Hybrid is so much better either of those offerings it offsets the disappointing fuel and is worth a buyer’s wad of cash.

it be that Ford built the C-Max Hybrid and the Fusion not with the goal of outselling the Prius or the Camry Hybrid. but in an attempt to bolster its Corporate Fuel Economy rating? A of EPA-estimated 47-mpg models certainly do just that, if real-world performance falls under the tested average.

Vital Stats

Engine: I4 / 35 kW Li-ion Power: 188 HP (total Transmission: e-CVT 0-60 10.0 Seconds (est) Top 115 MPH Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive Weight: 3,640 LBS Seating: 2+3 52.6 CU-FT MPG: 47 / 47 HWY Base Price: $28,995 Price: $31,210

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