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2013 Ford C-Max Review
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Vehicle OverviewThe 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid vehicle offers not only a comfortable drive, but enough power to keep up with highway speeds without struggling. The C-Max is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which combined with the electric motor delivers 121 horsepower, and gets an EPA-estimated 47/47 mpg city/highway. Although it doesn't reach the fuel economy numbers of the Toyota Prius, the Ford C-Max offers more features, better styling, and a more comfortable and conventional driving experience.
In a recent road test, the 2013 Ford C-Max delivered plenty of power for highway driving, never feeling like it was struggling to perform. With plenty of cargo room, the C-Max is the ideal car for a road trip, offering plenty of legroom for back row passengers, and enough headroom to accommodate taller passengers. The C-Max had capable steering, great brake response, and virtually no road noise when on city streets. "This hybrid hatchback offers plenty of room for all passengers, and is surprisingly large enough inside to accommodate whatever you might carry, be it large packages or large dogs. If you can live with the Ford Focus-derived ergonomic issues, the Ford C-Max is a solid car."
The 2013 Ford C-Max is offered in two models for both the hybrid and Energi plug-in options, the SE and SEL. Standard features include full power accessories, integrated blind-spot mirrors, cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and a Sync voice-activated electronics interface. The Power Liftgate and Rear Park Aid package adds rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, and a power liftgate. Other packages will at the MyFord Touch infotainment system, an enhanced hybrid-specific gauge cluster, and satellite radio. The Winter package includes heated seats and heated mirrors.
New for 2013The Ford C-Max is all-new for the 2013 model year, offering a hybrid and plug-in hybrid model.
- Reasonable price
- Fuel economy
- Comfortable and quiet ride
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- Not as fuel-efficient as a Prius
- Powered liftgate is finicky
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