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Jan 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM

“So, with the fancy schmancy

A friend made the comment spotting the familiar Ford in my parking spot instead of the logos of the Teutonic testers had recently been parked

“Oh, it’s fancy I replied.

Maybe not as head-scratchingly as the over-engineered German vehicles I had finished with, but the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid, despite its dimensions and rather plain-Jane has been loaded with electronics and technology to make interesting indeed.

The C-MAX’s are simple enough. It was a Euro-designed front-wheel-drive vehicle, powered by a of small gasoline or diesel and designed for a variety of international

A second-generation upgrade allowed for a American version and, than have it compete their new Escape lineup, designated the C-MAX as a hybrid-only for the U.S. and Canada, aiming it at Toyota’s stable of Prius It is usually compared most to the similar-sized Prius V.

The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid is Ford’s first lineup solely to hybrid technology. The Hybrid harnesses the same mix of engine power and the torque of a electric motor as its Fusion cousin.

A 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle engine makes 141 hp at 6000 rpm and 129 of torque at 4000 rpm and it is one of the most and fuel-efficient non-turbocharged four-cylinder ever offered by Ford. An electric motor blends its into the mix via a CVT transmission for an accumulated net rating of 188 hp.

The electric motor its juice from a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is 30 per cent smaller and 50 percent than the nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) used in earlier hybrid

Ford’s next-generation powersplit divides the chores, allowing the motor and gasoline-powered engine to together or separately. Under load conditions, the car can drive in EV only) mode at faster than any other hybrid.

EV range usually lasts for a few kilometers before the battery to be recharged by the gasoline-engine. Regenerative also re-captures more 95 per cent of the braking energy would normally be lost. the usual hybrid traits of engine shut-off on deceleration and can make city driving more economical than runs.

With hundreds of patents on they clearly feel is a technology, Ford execs not exactly been shrinking when it came to predicting supremacy over Toyota’s efforts. Transport Canada the C-MAX Hybrid at 4.0/4.1L/100km

But, in the U.S. even the less-optimistic results of 5.0L/100km been challenged by Consumer and other testing publications.

one thing to run bench tests in a quite another to put up with traffic, changing temperatures and road conditions, not to mention highway speeds of between km/h. My real world were less dramatic, in at 7.1L/100km (comb).

The powertrain won’t disappoint when it to performance. Although I drove for the most part, the combined has more than enough for on-ramps and passing maneuvers.

The C-MAX Hybrid may be a compact but its wagon architecture provides seating, plenty of headroom and a feel to the cabin.

It provides 705 (24.9 cubic feet) of space behind the second expanding to 1,538 litres cubic feet) with the rear seat folded

Up front there is delight in the of a well-constructed and sophisticated instrument Some of the technology mentioned includes the newest version of with MyFord Touch multiple ways to control navigation, entertainment and climate through voice commands, wheel controls, touch and buttons.

But I’d still kill for a knob on the radio.

The SmartGauge EcoGuide system uses a to the left of the single gauge to display fuel economy and a Coach to hint at ways of your regenerative braking A cluster to the right shows creeping ivy of green leaves, a demonstration of your overall efficiency.

Other available C-MAX technologies include push-button active park assist, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 Sony Audio a voice-activated Navigation System, and a of funny but innovative hands-free that opens when arms are full of groceries and you a “gentle kicking motion” the rear bumper.

All these are bundled in a well-finished package offers a surprising amount of space and sophistication.

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The C-MAX handles itself well.

It has a turning circle than from a Euro-inspired design but the ride is pleasingly smooth and controlled.

The C-MAX Hybrid SE at $27,199 and includes AdvanceTrac RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Control, a 6-way manual seat and 4-way manual seat, dual-zone automatic tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering with cruise, audio and controls, 110-volt AC outlet, aluminum wheels and a whole lot

A step up the trim ladder to the Hybrid SEL ($30,199) adds goodies that can be supplemented stand-alone options or packages.

I didn’t want to confuse the but a plug-in model—the C-MAX ($36,999)—offers extended EV range km) and even better fuel along with all the SEL goodies. explore that version other day.

With the 2013 C-MAX lineup, Ford has provided with a new alternative in the hybrid blending gasoline power, power and a wealth of technologies a package that offers a new of power — as they put it, power of choice”.

Ford Hybrid 2013

Body five-door, five passenger

Drive Method: hybrid with front gasoline and electric motor, front drive.

Engine: 2.0-litre 141 hp Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine hp, 129 lb/ft) combined with electric motor (118 hp, 117 for combined 188 hp.

Cargo Volume: 705 (24.9 cubic feet) the second row, 1,538 (54.3 cubic feet) first row

Price: 2013 SE $27,199. As tested $29,979 among other taxes and — Equipment Group with power liftgate, sensing, rear park ambient lighting, MyFord Navigation and Sirius XM package Winter Package with heated mirrors and heated ($350)


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