2013 Ford C-Max Review

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Avg. Price: $18,682
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Avg. Price: $22,495
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4.85 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Finally; The 100+ Mpg Car Built In America - Only Took Them 30 Years Since They Promised It! by jgreene3tx
 — We've had the 2013 C-Max Energi over 18 months now; we purchased a Leviton Level 2 EV charger (230v, 32amp - should have bought a 40-amp) to achieve the highest mileage, since mos of our daytime trips... Read More
Great On Gas And Zippy Around Town by WadeFord
 — I have had my 2013 Ford C-Max for nearly a year and love it. It is fairly new to the Ford line up so still not the well known out there. This is a sound second car for the family. It seats all 5 of... Read More
Tall Persons Dream Car Surprise Comfort. by Tellio22
 — Still driving, hoping to see improved MPG but enjoy the very impressive and powerful drivetrain. Forget that this is a hybrid it looks and drives like a very nice family car and with a little negotiat... Read More

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2013 Ford C-Max

Ford already has a strong lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, including the Fusion Hybrid, Escape Hybrid and the Focus Electric. The Detroit automaker ups the ante in the fall of 2012 with the debut of the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi 4-passenger 4-door hatchbacks.

The 2013 Ford C-MAX is available in three front-wheel-drive trim levels: SE Hybrid, SEL Hybrid and SEL Energi. All trims are powered by a 2.0-liter hybrid electric powertrain. The C-MAX uses an Atkinson 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC gas engine combined with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor, which makes 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque and has a driving range of approximately 500 miles. All trims are also equipped with a 2-speed electronically controlled variable transmission with overdrive and a regenerative braking system. The early estimates for fuel mileage put the C-MAX trims at 47 mpg city/44 highway. The plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi is expected to have an all-electric range of 20 miles and is estimated to have a miles per gallon gasoline equivalent of 95.

As far as standard features go, all 2013 Ford C-MAX trims, starting with the base SE Hybrid trim, come equipped with dual-zone electric automatic temperature control, 4-way manual seats, cloth seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power door locks, power windows, power mirrors with integrated signal lights, AM/FM radio with single CD player and MP3 capability, rear spoiler and 17-inch machined aluminum wheels. Upgrading to the SEL Hybrid or SEL Energi trims adds 10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather seating surfaces, heated exterior mirrors, front fog lights and an auto-dimming rear mirror. Other upgradeable options include push-button start, a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, hard-drive navigation and a rear-view camera.

Numerous safety and security features can be found on the 2013 Ford C-MAX, including driver's and passenger front and side airbags, front and second-row air curtains, driver’s knee airbag, 4-wheel antilock braking system with emergency brake assist, electronic traction and stability control, and antitheft engine immobilizer.

The 2013 Ford C-MAX will be produced at Ford’s Wayne Assembly Plant in Michigan, with the regular hybrid trims being available early in the fall of 2012 and the C-MAX Energi becoming available in late fall.

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by Mark S. Baker

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Where Are The Ads For The Ford C-max?

I own a Ford C-Max and I/we are really enjoying it. I have had it for nearly 11 months now. I have noticed for the past 11 months that the Ford C-Max is rarely if ever seen on or in any Ford adverti...

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Will Cold Weather Make The Tire Pressure Light Come On For No Reason?

My tire pressure light was on this AM when I got to work, I checked the pressure and everything was ok. Someone told me that cold weather could be the reason. Is this ture?

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Navigation System

I just purchase a 2013 Ford C-Max and the navigation system is out of calibration. It gets ahead of me and when I turn, it follows the wrong streets. It is not listed in the Ford Maps Updates. Can y...

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Actual Owner Mileage For Ford C-max And Prius V

If you own a Ford C-Max Hybrid, or Prius V (wagon) what kind of mileage combined are you getting?

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Headlamp Question

How to you set the headlights so that they sre on all the time day and night and off when you leave the car?

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