New for 2013, the Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine, combined with a Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor, that produces 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. FWD is paired to a 2-speed CVT for an EPA estimated 44 mpg city and 41 mpg highway. Features include SYNC with MyFord Touch, active park assist, push button start with intelligent access, HD radio, class-exclusive available rain sensing wipers, active grille shutters, heated mirrors, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, hands-free power liftgate, leather seating, and Sony audio. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, AdvanceTrac with RSC, all-speed traction control, anti-lock braking (ABS), and SOS Post-Crash Alert System. The C-Max Energi is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Ford C-MAX is an all-new model for 2013. The 5-passenger car is offered only as a hybrid, either as a typical gas-electric hybrid in SE and SEL models or as a plug-in gas-electric hybrid in the Energi model. All C-MAXs utilize a 2.0L inline-4-cylinder Atkinson engine, along with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery, which together produce 188 total horsepower. A continuously variable transmission is employed to help maximize efficiency, and the EPA estimates 47 mpg in both the city and out on the highway for the C-MAX hybrid. Meanwhile the C-MAX Energi promises a 95 mpg equivalent with its combined gas and electric mode. With seating for five, generous standard and available options and pricing that starts at $25,200, the new C-MAX is a bold and value-laden addition to the Ford lineup.
Excellent efficiency and power from both the hybrid and the Energi plug-in hybrid models; small car styling with lots of interior space; competitive pricing
With the all-new C-MAX, Ford has given the hybrid world a shot in the arm. The C-MAX is a stylish alternative to more established players like the Prius, and its combined 47 mpg fuel efficiency will take you far. Even better, after a generous federal tax credit, the Energi plug-in model is the most affordable plug-in hybrid in America--besting high-efficiency competitors such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius plug-in.