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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

No Prius Killer As much as we enthusiasts like to rail on the lowly Toyota Prius as the harbinger of death for all we hold dear, there's no denying the machine's absolute and interminable grip on the hybrid market in the United States. Toyota has so thoroughly sunk its teeth into the segment that you can clearly hear the automaker's incisors clacking against one another with the conclusion of each financial quarter. And there's little wonder why. Buyers can plop down less than $25,000 and have a runabout that can return up to an estimated 51 miles per gallon in the city, leaving every... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L I4 / 35 kW Li-ion
Power:
188 HP (total system)
Transmission:
e-CVT
Base Price:
$28,995
As-Tested Price:
$31,210
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    Official: Ford C-Max Hybrid officially gets 47 mpg across the board; Energi hits 85 mph in EV mode
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    Two new announcements about Ford and its upcoming C-Max line of vehicles arrived today, emphasizing the vehicles' efficiency and electric performance. For the C-Max Hybrid, the previously predicted miles per gallon rating of 47 mpg is now official, per the EPA, and will apply across the board. That means city, highway and combined mileage ratings are all ...

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    Ford C-Max Hybrid officially gets 47 mpg across the board; Energi hits 85 mph in EV mode
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    Two new announcements about Ford and its upcoming C-Max line of vehicles arrived today, emphasizing the vehicles' efficiency and electric performance. For the C-Max Hybrid, the previously predicted miles per gallon rating of 47 mpg is now official, per the EPA, and will apply across the board. That means city, highway and combined mileage ratings are all ...

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    Official: Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid priced at $29,995 after tax credit
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    The U.S. federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles maxes out at $7,500 for cars with batteries that are 16 kWh or larger. The Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid doesn't have that big of a pack, so the most the feds will grant you for buying one is $3,750. Still, the Energi's just-announced price of $33,745 is competitive in the plug-in space, since most ...

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    Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid priced at $33,745; or $29,995 after tax credit *UPDATED
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    The U.S. federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles maxes out at $7,500 for cars with batteries that are 16 kWh or larger. The Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid doesn't have that big of a pack, so the most the feds will grant you for buying one is $3,750. Still, the Energi's just-announced price of $33,745 is competitive in the plug-in space, since most ...

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    Official: Ford C-Max Energi will have 20-mile electric range, get 95 MPGe [w/video]
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    Ford's marketing strategy for its plug-in vehicles is coming into Focus (pun intended): compare, compare, compare. When announcing the Focus Electric's 105 miles per gallon equivalent, for example, Ford made sure to note that it beats the "Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe while also offering more motor power, passenger room and standard features. Customers can make ...

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    Ford C-Max Energi will have 20-mile electric range, get 95 MPGe
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    Ford's marketing strategy for its plug-in vehicles is coming into Focus (pun intended): compare, compare, compare. When announcing the Focus Electric's 105 miles per gallon equivalent, for example, Ford made sure to note that it beats the "Nissan Leaf by 6 MPGe while also offering more motor power, passenger room and standard features. Customers can make ...

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    Ford C-Max Hybrid will get 47 mpg, better than Toyota Prius V
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    It won't only start out cheaper than the Toyota Prius V, it will also be more fuel efficient. Ford is claiming its C-Max Hybrid, which goes on sale later this year, will get 47 miles per gallon. The family-size member of the Prius family? It is rated by the EPA to get 44 mpg city, 40 highway and 42 combined, and Ford says the C-Max Hybrid will get "at ...

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    Report: Ford C-Max pricing to undercut Toyota Prius V
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    Ford dealers have started taking orders for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, the company announced today. The gas-electric hybrid will arrive later this year with a starting price of $25,995, undercutting its most direct competitor, the Toyota Prius V hybrid, which has a base price of $26,550. "C-Max Hybrid offers better fuel economy, performance, technology ...

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    Ford now taking orders for C-Max Hybrid at $25,995
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    Ford is putting a big "X" on the Prius V. The U.S. automaker said its dealers began taking orders for its 2013 model-year C-Max Hybrid and is pitching the model as a cheaper, more fuel-efficient alternative to the Toyota Prius V wagon. Ford will start deliveries of the C-Max Hybrid this fall, while a plug-in hybrid version – the C-Max Energi ...

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    Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part II: Ford
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    In response to my last column on this subject – Future Fuel Economy Mandates, Part I: 54.5 mpg is going to be hard to reach – commenter TxPatriot wondered why (non-hybrid) modern cars can't deliver the 53-58-mpg fuel economy he says his 1989 Geo Metro does. "I've yet to receive a satisfactory answer to this question," he wrote. Well, for ...

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    Official: Ford says Focus Electric will get 100 MPGe, C-Max models also ready to compete
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    Oh, what a difference one seat makes. Ford just announced that the Focus Electric will be, "the first all-electric vehicle to achieve a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating." But wait, you're saying, what about the Mitsubishi i, which gets 112 MPGe? Ah, this is when you finish reading Ford's sentence, which ends, "with seating for ...

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    Ford says Focus Electric will get 100 mpge, C-Max models also ready to compete
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    How much difference a seat makes. Ford just announced that the Focus Electric will be, "the first all-electric vehicle to achieve a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating." But wait, you're saying, what about the Mitsubishi i, which gets 112 MPGe? Ah, this is when you finish reading Ford's sentence, which ends, "with seating for ...

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    Frankfurt: Ford 1.0L EcoBoost three-cylinder finds a home in the Euro-spec Focus
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    Ford's EcoBoost offerings may have started off big and powerful, but the Blue Oval is quickly moving towards small and thrifty. Ford will soon offer its smallest turbocharged offering yet, as a new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder has been announced in advance of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new EcoBoost engine will be available in the Ford Focus, C-Max and ...

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    Video: Ford uses dog-powered Rube Goldberg device to demonstrate C-Max park assist
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    Ford has you covered if you're needing a video fur fix. The automaker has turned to a canine-powered Rube Goldberg device to help demonstrate the park assist system on its C-Max people mover. A pack of talented dogs play integral parts in a mechanism that unfurls a banner announcing the MPV's talents. Along the way, there are Hot Wheels cars, Nerf arrows ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #234
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    Ford Cancels 7-Seat C-Max, 2012 VW Beetle Pricing, Maybach's Fate, Ford Ordered To Pay $2B To Dealers Episode #234 of the Autoblog Podcast was our second live go-round, and we hope it was as much fun for our listeners as it was for us. We're working hard on refining the experience as we move forward, so please chime in with your feedback about how we ...

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    Ford cancels seven-passenger C-Max for U.S., focuses solely on Hybrid and Energi models
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    Turns out Americans won't be getting another crack at a Euro-style mini minivan. Ford has officially canceled plans for its seven-passenger C-Max for the United States. Fans of small-in-stature MPVs may still be able to find what they are looking for in the Mazda5, but definitely not in Ford dealerships. The retraction of the seven-seater means the U.S. ...

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    Official: Ford cancels seven-passenger C-Max for U.S., focuses solely on Hybrid and Energi models
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    Turns out Americans won't be getting another crack at a Euro-style mini minivan. Ford has officially canceled plans for its seven-passenger C-Max for the United States. Fans of small-in-stature MPVs may still be able to find what they are looking for in the Mazda5, but definitely not in Ford dealerships. The retraction of the seven-seater means the U.S. ...

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    Bill Ford editorial sings praises of electric car, information technology
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    Ford Motor Company may be one of the world's oldest automakers, but that doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. William Clay Ford Jr., 54-year-old Executive Chairman of the Ford Board of Directors and great grandson of company founder Henry Ford, has penned a forward-looking editorial for Fortune that shows there's innovative ideas at Ford from the top ...

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    Ford Motor Company may be one of the world's oldest automakers, but that doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. William Clay Ford Jr., 54-year-old Executive Chairman of the Ford Board of Directors and great grandson of company founder Henry Ford, has penned a forward-looking editorial for Fortune that shows there's innovative ideas at Ford from the top ...

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    Video: Ford contrasts EVs, hybrids, PHEVs with animation
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    Ever wonder what differentiates a gas-electric hybrid from a pure battery-powered vehicle? Probably not, but maybe you're perplexed about what actual features distinguish a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) from a battery-powered car that plugs in. While we're fairly certain that most of our regular readers have a thorough understanding of the ...

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