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2013 Ford C-Max Energi

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SEL 2.0L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (26 reviews )

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Buyers remorse, 5 years left to pay.
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By james
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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First off, this car gets great gas mileage, especially if you plug it in every night. It's comfortable, easy to get into and quiet. Problem is the sync system by microsoft. Big fail. it also has myFord touch, a system that you can see how you car is doing and program some of the features for the car using your cell phone. It does not even start to work. It was one of the reasons I wanted the car, because I thought it would be neat to program the charging times, see the charging, start the climate control before leaving home or work. It operates on the obsolete 2G cell system, that is currently being dismantled by At&t. because of this many of the advertised features of this car do NOT work. It also failes to sync with my phone properly. If you just looking for great gas mileage and do not care about the advertised technology available thru myford touch, then it's a good car. If you have any expectations that the info-entertainment system will do any thing other than play the radio, you will be highly frustrated and disappointed. This keeps me from loving the car, and makes me feel like Ford lied to me by saying these features worked. I'm going to drive it a couple of years, but this will be the last Ford or Microsoft product for me.


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Fast, economical and practical
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Gregg Johnson
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Hey its not the sexiest car on the road but it is roomy, quiet, comfortable and simply awesome for MPGe. In 21,000 miles I have used about $45 in gasoline. I have a level 2 charger so life is easier. I also do not have a long commute and most of my driving is within the electric only range of about 30 miles. My only complaint is the reduced cargo capacity due to the batteries. IMHO I believe FORD needs to:

1. Up the battery size to provide 100 miles + electric range.
2. Up the size of the onboard charger to speed charging of a larger battery
3. integrate the battery better so as to not take so much cargo room. I am OK if this reduces the gasoline tank size.

These changes would take the C-Max Energi from a great car to a world-class leader in my books.


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After a year in the shop indefinitely
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By komondor4
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I have had my CMAX for just about a year and 14K miles. But now it is at the dealership waiting a for a high voltage controller that is backordered with NO estimated time to be available. I have a crummy base model Ford Focus instead of my loaded CMAX. I just hope it goes past 30 days as on the 31st day I will be filing a lemon law claim. The car is great but not if they can't get parts and Ford will not give you something decent for a loaner or call you back.


Best Features

Wipers, power mileage.


Worst Features

have parts available.


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Ford does not solve the many problems this car has.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By nymphfisher
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The Ford "Sync" feature does not work properly. The voice recognition feature does not understand anyone I know. Ford is aware of the problem and has installed several software updates, it still does not work. This makes the GPS feature useless. If GM "On-Star" is a "10", I would rate the Ford Sync a 1. It is very frustrating to try to use.
The car has just stopped running on two occasions and required towing back to dealer. I was told there was a "computer glitch".
The car has NO SPARE TIRE!!!!! No jack or lug wrench. They put a can of "fix a flat" under the seat and if that doesn't work, you will need to be towed!!! How stupid is that????


Best Features

The car is very comfortable, well designed and would be a great car to have if not for the problems listed above.


Worst Features

Fix the problems and provide a spare tire.


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2013 C-Max Energi SEL with all the goodies.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By dathomir
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Purchased last month (May), one of the last 2013's on the dealers lot and purchased for well below invoice and 0% for 72.

Originally was going to purchase a Focus Electric, but with range anxiety and needing more room, the C-Max Energi was the smarter choice.
Even with a battery pack in the trunk, can fit a stroller out back, will swallow groceries with ease, and with the rear seats down, a wheelchair will fit.

Car sees 80% city driving and 20% freeway, achieving 120 mpge (EV mode) and 53 mpg (hybrid mode).
On a 120v charge, range is 26 miles and haven't been to the gas station in over a month!

Made the right choice with this car, love it!


Best Features

1.) Feels like a luxury car and yet handles great. 2.) Perfectly weighted steering. 3.) For being a plug-in hybrid, not a boring car to drive like a Prius, has lots of go.


Worst Features

1.) HIDs and LEDs. 2.) Fixed panoramic roof should be able to open. 3.) Lightweight wheel option or package.


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