2013 Ford CMax Hybrid Review by John Heilig

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2013 Ford C-Max Review by John Heilig


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By Heilig

Bottom line: The Ford C-Max Hybrid acts like a hybrid you go to the gas pump to fill it up. Then you that you’ve been a something special vehicle. claims the C-Max is a large

It has good interior dimensions fairly compact exterior

Among Ford’s extensive of vehicles for 2013 is one whose doesn’t begin with F the C-Max, which comes in two the Hybrid and the Energi. We drove the

Based on the literature, I wasn’t what I’d see in my driveway. the focus (sorry) of the C-Max is I naturally expected some of a compact, possibly a sub-compact. don’t do the C-Max justice.

I encountered was a compact hatchback had plenty of interior space. window sticker claims the is a large car, but to be perfectly it’s a compact-to-midsize at best. No

The C-Max in any definition is a very rider. We had the opportunity to drive it a variety of road surfaces and and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. For we almost immediately headed out on a Interstate run to the state swim where the C-Max sat parked for a of hours.

The next morning we took the on a more leisurely two-hour excursion around Lewisburg, Pa. four of the state parks in the

Our best run took us 20 miles the middle of nowhere where we over reasonably straight and several that hd some to them. We had hills and twists and and a couple of interesting stops. to the advertisements, there was a lot of nowhere out

Ride quality was excellent all the although road quality a big part in our pleasure factor. On surfaces, for example, the C-Max was silent and smooth-riding. On concrete and surfaces, however, a lot of road entered the cabin.

Power from the 2.0-liter cycle four-cylinder is more adequate. The engine itself is at 141 horsepower, but with the electric added, total power to 188 horses. Since the C-Max 3,600 pounds, 188 horses are

A Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT) gets the power to the smoothly. While we have complaints from some about CVTs, I have had no with any of them, except the ones.

Stopping the C-Max to be interesting. The four-wheel disc did their job well, although at they appeared to be sticky, for jerky stops.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

We had a fully audio system with the complement of suspects for entertainment. Our was Sirius XM among the radio but a CD player and USB connection (in the center were also available. In the HVAC system kept us in some pretty crappy that ranged from to rainy to snowy.

Front seating is comfortable, a power adjustable driver’s that offered good support. They’re heated as which helped (see paragraph).

There’s good leg and room in the firm back There’s also a flat so any middle passenger back won’t get overly friendly his or her knees. There is also a AC outlet at the rear of the center The rear seats fold to increase cargo volume by a of two.

Levers on the sides of the seats do the

The cargo area itself has a floor, but there is added underneath.

This is a hybrid, and a hybrid at that, so the instrument is interesting. Flanking the centrally speedometer is a pair of hybrid-car On the right is Ford’s pictograph of a that grows or sheds depending on the eco-friendliness of your On the left is a reconfigurable gauge includes the fuel level and a battery/fuel economy/something I’m not of gauge.

We kept it on fuel which ended up at a decent mpg, about 10 mpg under the 47 mpg.

Despite some trepidation the delivery of the Ford C-Max it all disappeared on driving it. Here’s an car (in both versions) that act like one. Maybe the car the sticker and believes it really IS a car.

(c) 2013 The Auto Syndicate

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