2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Review: A Unique American Hybrid

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The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a unique hybrid that is like no other on auto on the market. It’s a progressively designed vehicle that’s seems to be an edgy, compact combination of a crossover, hatchback and minivan. This hybrid is slightly larger than the Ford Focus while providing more room inside than Toyota’s Prius.

This five-seat hybrid provides plenty of room on the inside for taller people while it is easy to parallel-park on a cramped city street. The 2013 C-Max Hybrid has a base price of $26,000 and has a combined EPA of 47 mpg. The $31,000 fully loaded Ford C-Max Hybrid has a hands-free liftgate and number of innovative amenities that will be featured in many of the newer models releases by the Ford Motor Co.

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is equipped with a 2.0 liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that puts out 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. Alongside the electric motor and eCVT driving the front wheels, the C-Max Hybrid has a combined output of 188 hp. The 2013 C-Max Hybrid can travel up to 62 mph as a pure EV.

This Ford C-Max Hybrid provides a quiet and smooth ride that handles outside noise and bumpy roads without disturbance. The fully loaded version of the 2013 Hybrid also comes with automatic parking assistance and an LED navigation console. The MyFord feature in this fully loaded C-Max Hybrid enables drivers to control phone functions, navigation, climate functions and entertainment with a touch screen and voice commands.

The SmartGauge and EcoGuide help the driver operate the C-Max efficiently with assistance from the Brake Coach in order to help save fuel through proper brake utilization. The C-Max has an interactive LED display featuring fun green leaves to help drivers identify when they are making the most of their mileage. Consumers also have the choice of the C-Max plug-in hybrid for $34,000, this C-Max travels up to 20 miles as a pure EV and may yield over 100 mpg.

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