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Ford C-Max Energi

Ford’s plug-in hatchback is but productive

As an extended-range electric the C-Max has more function the Chevrolet Volt and as a hybrid it is better finished than the V.

The Ford C-Max Energi is to explain, simple to appreciate.

In my day of driving this plug-in I was driving along and paging the onboard computer when the mpg readout came up: 59.1.

Whoa, wait, that be right, can it? 59 mpg combined city and from this gawky, wagon-crossover? Talk about driving. I kept an eye on the readout as I the Interstate.

Yes, it was 59 mpg and I wasn’t trying to get good fuel

And then I settled down and got the hyper-miling mindset by engaging control at 64 mph and moved to the relative of the No. 3 lane to drive at my own pace.

The is sold in two electrified models, a or plug-in hybrid, today’s car. The plug-in Energi can be driven by battery power, as an electric (battery first, switching to motor-generator) or hybrid, the electric system boosting the

The electric motor and 2.0-liter gasoline work together or as needed. The engine also can the lithium-ion batteries. There is 21 miles of range on battery before switching to hybrid

As an extended-range electric vehicle, the has more function than the Volt and as a hybrid it is much finished than the Prius V. the C-Max has an economy-car interior a near-luxury price.

The recent news of Ford C-Max fuel economy was only to the hybrid model, now has EPA fuel economy ratings of 45 mpg 40 highway, 43 combined.

C-Max is sold in one, front-wheel-drive SEL trim level with a price of $33,745, including the freight charge from Mich. The test car was $36,635 some package discounts. also is an available $3,750 tax credit and an additional $1,500 in

Ford C-Max Energi

Another incentive is access for the driver to California’s High Vehicle lanes.

The audio-navigation $3,080, also adds the technology package, power rearview camera, automated and keyless entry and pushbutton Those features are must-haves for the customer.

Sightlines are good rear views further by the large-screen rearview camera guidance lines. There is an ride position, which everybody visibility and comfortable and exit. But there also is head toss over pavement and especially when over speed bumps.

There is an external charge and onboard charger to connect to a 120-volt outlet or optional charging station.

I got by with the charger but owners will the 240-volt for quicker top-offs. power is key to getting 59 mpg on the highway. the battery was drained, my fuel ranged from 42.9 to 48 mpg in mode.

The EPA claims a city/highway of 43 mpg.

The C-Max is a better mover than cargo

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