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2013 Ford C-Max

2013 Ford C-Max Energi

At a Glance

Pricing $25,200 - $32,950
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 HEV
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 47 (city), 47 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 48

Overview Information

Ford's new C-Max comes in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Both models pair a gasoline engine with an electric motor and battery pack for hybrid operation. The Energi plug-in hybrid also allows the battery packs to be charged and used for electric-only driving to save fuel. The C-Max Energi is fully rechargeable overnight on 120v, and in a few hours on 240V. A variety of new technologies will provide drivers with critical information on the status of the hybrid system. Many features like recharge status of the car will be available through the owner's smartphone. A value charging function will allow the car to recharge during off-peak times.

What Changed:

The U.S. C-Max line consists of five-passenger hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Both pair a gasoline engine with an electric motor and a battery pack for parallel hybrid operation. The Energi plug-in hybrid also allows the battery packs to be charged and used for electric-only driving to save fuel. Both models use Lithium-ion battery cells.

Official Word:

Ford's new C-MAX Energi - expected to offer 15 class-exclusive features, a 550-mile total range and more than 20 miles of electric-only range that is at least triple Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid's EPA-tested range - will now be America's most affordable plug-in hybrid when it goes on sale. Available this fall for $29,995 after a federal tax credit, the C-MAX Energi is more affordable than the Prius plug-in hybrid. C-MAX Energi is Ford's first production plug-in...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
C-Max Hybrid SE 2.0l I4 HEV (188-bhp) CVT FWD 47/47/47 48 $25,200
C-Max Hybrid SEL 2.0l I4 HEV (188-bhp) CVT FWD 47/47/47 48 $28,200
C-Max Energi 2.0l I4 HEV (188-bhp) CVT FWD 44 $32,950