2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid – Review

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford is a serious automaker that is finally becoming very serious about the production of hybrid cars and so it has designed the C-Max metal machine for the transportation of people from the European lineup. 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid is an interesting and efficient alternative of compact crossovers and wagons that carry a stellar fuel economy with improved driving dynamics.

This is an all-new model offered by Ford to the segment of hybrid cars to set some new standards.

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Trims, Style, and Specification:

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a five-door hatchback wagon with 5 seats and is offered in two trims, SE and SEL. The car is offered in 8 stunning exterior colors, 17-inch alloy wheels, a distinctive shape looking like a multi-purpose vehicle, stylish headlights and a decent rear end.

Ford is one of those automakers that are known as leaders in the interior design and quality materials. Standard interior features are full power accessories, cruise control, height adjustable driver seat, Sync voice-activated electronics interface, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel, six-speaker audio system with a CD player, iPod/USB audio interface and auxiliary audio jack.

Additional to all the above features, the SEL gets power liftgate and Navigation system. Other features are fog lamps, automatic wipers, heated front seats, auto dimming mirror and leather upholstery.

Ford C-Max Hybrid

A panoramic sunroof and remote ignition are optional for both the trims.

Safety Features:

Front side airbags, driver knee bags, and full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, 911 assist, traction control and stability control are standard safety features.

Under The Hood:

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood that delivers 141 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. 188 horsepower is an estimated combined power generation of the system and a CVT (continuous variable transmission) sent power to the front wheel. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is 8.1 seconds which is about 2 seconds faster than other hybrids. The fuel economy is 47 mpg city and 47 mpg highway that is 5 mpg’s better than the Toyota Prius V.

Pricing and Availability:

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE is priced at $25,200 and the SEL is $28,365 that multiply when you opt for optional stand-alone features and packages. The car is available for sale now.

Competitors:

The 2013 all-new Ford C-Max Hybrid has to compete against some popular names like Toyota Prius V, Honda Insight, Nissan Leaf, Lexus CT200h, Chevrolet Volt, Honda CR-V and Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

Pros

Superb gas mileage, impressive interior, sharp handling, good acceleration

Cons

Harsh ride, confusing electronic features, lower cargo area

The Verdict

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the hybrid version of the Ford C-Max that was one of the best selling Ford cars in Europe. This is a nice option for small families who want to enjoy a more composed and comfortable ride with high fuel economy figures

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