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2014 Ford CMax Energi

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Ford C-Max Energi

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In 2013 we have all new C-Max Energi and immediately it was interesting vehicle for a large of drivers. Especially because of its EPA ratings and that is something we expect to see improved on future One of those is 2014 Ford Energi Wagon that we are to be presented.

The C-Max wagon has been on sale in Europe, but the model year marks the for the C-Max stateside. But where buyers get conventional turbocharged and diesel-powered models, Americans get one of two models: the C-Max Hybrid and the Energi plug-in hybrid.

the C-Max Hybrid, the C-Max uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with an electric a combination good for 188 total Compared to the C-Max Hybrid, the Energi has a larger lithium-ion that allows it to go farther and on electric power alone up to 21 at a top speed of 85 mph. Ford promises a full recharge is in about 3 hours on a 240-volt

This engineering attribute it to achieve an EPA combined rating of 100 (miles per gallon equivalent), makes it one of the most fuel-efficient sedans in all the land. For comparison, the Prius Plug-In rates 95 and the Chevrolet Volt earns 98 One needs to know, however, e estimate relates to when the is running in full electric

After that, it gets the same mileage (43 mpg) as the C-Max.

No matter which you look at, you ll find top-quality and construction that is more midsize sedan than wagon. There are plenty of features available, too, parallel-parking assist and a power that opens up when you your foot underneath the bumper. The Energi also like a more expensive car, with a comfortable quiet cabin and responsive

There are some drawbacks to the Ford C-Max Energi, One is price. To get this plug-in you ll have to pay about $7,000 when new than the Hybrid. cargo capacity might be an issue.

While its passenger is about the same, the Prius V the C-Max handily for carrying the of an Ikea haul. The much-maligned Touch is also present and require some time in the to set up properly. Make sure to it out at the dealership.

If you can see past these faults (as as the oddball styling), then the Ford C-Max Energi make an excellent, green-oriented runabout for small families. It s an to compact crossovers like the CR-V, wagons like the VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI or the minivan of the Mazda 5. It also compares to plug-ins like the 2013 Plug-In or Chevrolet Volt. The may just be one of Ford s boldest yet.

Body Styles, Levels, and Options

The 2013 C-Max Energi is a five-passenger wagon available in a single SEL level. The Ford C-Max is reviewed separately. Standard on the Energi includes 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors integrated blind-spot mirrors, automatic wipers, rear sensors, keyless entry/ignition, power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel, dual-zone automatic control, leather upholstery, an rearview mirror, heated seats and an eight-way power-adjustable seat (with power

Electronic features include the voice-activated electronics interface, phone and audio connectivity, a display with the MyFord interface, and a six-speaker sound with a CD player, an auxiliary jack, satellite radio and an audio interface.

The Premium and Navigation package adds a system and a nine-speaker Sony system with HD radio. To you can add the Hands-Free Technology package, includes a rearview camera and an power liftgate that you to open it simply by swiping foot under the bumper. The Technology package (requires the two packages) includes front sensors and an automatic parallel system.

A panoramic sunroof is a stand-alone

Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 C-Max Energi is powered by a four-cylinder engine generating 141 hp and 129 of torque. It s paired to an electric fed by a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. they produce an estimated 188 hp to the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic (CVT).

The battery pack is larger than the one in the standard Hybrid, which allows the to be propelled for up to 21 miles purely on power.

According to the EPA, the Energi achieves a combined of 100 miles, but as stated earlier s when it is only running via power. Once that range is used up, it operates the standard C-Max Hybrid and EPA estimates of 44 mpg city/41 mpg highway and 43 mpg

Safety

The 2013 Ford Energi comes standard antilock disc brakes, and stability control, front airbags, full-length side airbags and a driver knee Also standard are 911 Assist, automatically calls for emergency via a Sync-paired smartphone, and MyKey, allows owners to set certain and stereo volume parameters for drivers. Parking sensors and a camera are available.

Interior and Special Features

The C-Max s is a dead ringer for those in the and Focus, and that s a good Both of those cars use materials, solid construction and an if slightly over-designed, dash and panel. The dash in particular is a expanse, so wide a large dog take a nap on it.

Ford C-Max Energi

The seats are comfortable, supportive bolstering that the C-Max feel sportier you expect.

The C-Max unfortunately shares its finicky infotainment with its siblings, making basic radio functions Even the optional MyFord interface remains an imperfect and means for controlling the car s many including audio, climate and navigation. But there s an upside: The of MyFord Touch and the Sync allows for hands-free operation and possibilities once you spend time dialing in the system.

Make sure to explore the thoroughly during your

A more significant downside is the s cargo capacity. The space for the Energi s battery pack the floor of the cargo area the capacity of the rear compartment, is already fairly narrow. As a there s 19.2 cubic available behind the rear more than the Volt, but than the Prius.

Lowering the gets you 42.8 cubic which is still more 20 cubic feet shy of a Prius V or small crossover SUV. the load floor is tiered, the pack creating a shelf the rear seats that about a foot higher the load floor when the seats are folded.

Driving

Like other recent the 2013 Ford C-Max feels like a more European car in the way it s been tuned to both responsive handling and a ride. There s a substantial to the way it goes down the road, the cabin is notably quiet compared to the Prius V. The C-Max s steering is another strong compared to the Toyota.

The C-Max s system is worthy of praise as Not only does the Energi 43 mpg combined when burning gasoline, but the battery extends the s range to more than 600 Ford says. That s that until now has been to established diesel-powered cars the Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

If you re prone to acceleration outbursts, the happily obliges. Highway is not the chore you d imagine, as the electric delivers instant, ample and helps the Energi hustle up to 85 mph on alone.

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