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Ford C-Max Hybrid well short in careful economy test, beat by Prius V

The grain of salt one take this post is that Wayne Gerdes is one man, and that his personal results may not be applicable to everyone. Gerdes is well-known in the green car his Guinness World Record for fuel consumption in a hybrid and his as owner of CleanMPG are just two reasons so when he and his crew a Ford C-Max Hybrid, the are worth paying attention to. out, they couldn t get near the EPA s claimed efficiency

Already the subject of a class lawsuit over fuel claims, the C-Max Hybrid gets 47 miles per gallon all three of the EPA s test categories Plenty of people have whether 47 mpg is an accurate real-world and Gerdes discovered that the Hybrid doesn t always the lofty EPA levels.

During a recent test in the southwest, Gerdes and crew the C-Max only managed mpg over 360 highway miles but did get 52 mpg 22.8 miles in the city. The was a comparison test with the Prius V, which is rated at 44 mpg 40 highway and 42 combined, and the V handily the C-Max, despite its lower EPA

Along the same route, the V got 40.768 mpg on the highway and 55.8 mpg in the Gerdes wrote, While the did beat its EPA city result, it woefully short of besting the fuel economy-rated Prius V that the C-Max fuel claims beyond that of the V are not what we were meant to Motor Trend also the Prius V beats the C-Max.

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is incredibly careful to take and pictures to document his tests (as we in person a few years ago), so we his results with the C-Max. explained to AutoblogGreen that:

we are coming up on Spring training, is a baseball analogy. With a appointed interior and fastball-like there is a lot to like about the 2013 Ford C-Max. a cargo carrying standpoint the design team took a and missed when compared to the liftback and Prius V in particular.

In addition, it appears Ford s and marketing team are in the unenviable of simply being too far out ahead of a the when compared to anything in the Prius family lineup. The Economy curve, that is. the Ford team will their eyes on the ball so the next iteration will owner satisfaction from the of the C-Max s strengths while providing a lot less pain at the Right now, they to be getting called out by all the umpires before reaching home .

When it was launched late year, the C-Max Hybrid with incredibly strong and some drivers are certainly to get 45+ mpg. Still, the automaker and the EPA are in about potentially changing procedures for hybrid vehicles and the continue. You can read all of the details of the C-Max Hybrid MPG test

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