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By Karen Johnson
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Don't buy this car it will start breaking down and the corporation will not help you.


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Better Than Expected Gas Mileage
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Domenic
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I purchased the first 2013 C-Max at my Dealership in October 2012. As of July 2015 I am coming up on my 36,000 miles. I was able to quickly maximize my gas mileage thanks to the great dashboard visuals and controls. I found the car will drive more economically than I will if I always drive on cruise control, even on short trips around town. I usually drive about five miles below the speed limit (which drives my wife crazy) and keep highways speeds under seventy. The payback is 44.3 MPG since purchase (and still improving!), but I can finish up many trips between 44 -47 MPG! On a couple of occasions when I needed power, no disappointment; this baby can dance! That is why I have seen more aggressive drivers average only 38 MPG. I adjust the driver electric seat to its highest level which gives me impressive visibility. Ford did a great job by putting in so many air vent controls that I am always comfortable. The automatic foot operated tailgate is a nice luxury that does come in handy. The rear view camera is the best I have seen. The voice controls usually work great and hands-free driving is a snap. About the only negative is that the seats could be more comfortable. It is not a problem for me, but my wife complains on long trips.


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I'm Loving It!
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By uncflea
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Have owned it now for a couple of months and have driven close to 4,000 miles have averaged 46 MPG. My best was 61.& MPG on a 14 mile trip where I didn't get stopped by any stop lights. Used only 1 tank of gas one 2 and 1/2 week period while driving everywhere I needed and wanted to go, I didn't hold back, and I live 17 miles from town.


Best Features

Of course the MPG is what I love most, closely followed by the hands free devices that make it so much safer than doing everything by hand and taking my eyes off the road.


Worst Features

Have not driven in snow, so I have no suggestions.


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I want to love my car, but it's making it extremely difficult
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By mumblyjoe
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I bought a certified pre-owned 2013 Energi model about a month ago. The fuel efficiency, the sound system, comforts and all around handiness or the package are great. I didn't really want the power lift gate but even that's proved handy, now that it works. In the month that I've had this vehicle It's been in for service 3 times for the lift gate refusing to latch. Now that that's resolved it won't start properly. Half the time it'll say its ready to drive but won't move. The other half it'll move but won't unlock the steering. Worst of all, now it periodically acts like the battery's dead even though it's been charging all night and displays full battery after I jump it.


Best Features

The leather and interior on the SEL model are awesome. I absolutely love the Sony sound system. Ms Sync voice activated features are great too. I really enjoy being able to make a call to work or order pizza on the way home without ever looking away from the road.


Worst Features

Reliability is a huge huge issue with this car. My last vehicle was a 2007 Chevy cobalt built at the height of the GM recall scandal years. I had 4 recalls on it in 8 years. It had manual everything and was about 10K new. I miss its reliability. Only a month into owning this vehicle and I"m having to go through the painful process of a lemon law return.


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2.5 years in, still love the car.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By hotpotato
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Who goes in to the dealer looking for a VW GTI or Ford Focus ST and leaves with a hybrid!? This guy. The C-Max is like half a dozen cars all in one. It does 0-60 in less than 8 seconds, and has the quiet, solid handling of a Euro luxury car. It swallows cargo like a small van, with rear seats that fold flat at the pull of a lever, and the driver has a nice elevated seating position for a good view of the road. Yet it gets fuel economy of a tiny, tinny subcompact. Indeed, it's the best of all worlds.


Best Features

Strong electric torque. Precise steering. Dual-zone automatic climate control with lap vents: no temperature arguments. Fishbowl-like visibility in every direction. Airy cabin with ample headroom and tall seating position. Good MPG for a car that's so roomy and rewarding to drive. It's fun to use Empower mode to how the car is combining gas and electric power. The muted jetlike whoosh of the electric motor sounds futuristic and fun. Sync lets you control many functions with your voice, but it's not "natural" language. For that, pair your iPhone, press its Home button, and you're talking to Siri through your car -- get a dash mount and she'll handle your navigation, music etc.


Worst Features

Make the optional Sony stereo standard - the base model's standard stereo has lots of features but the controls are unintuitive and the sound is meh. Affix the outside window trim panels better--they creak in turns. Seal the engine compartment better -- leaves get in there, and fall inside the fender where they can't be pulled out. If they're wet, rust could conceivably result. Fix the turning radius -- this is a short car, it shouldn't have the turning radius of a monster truck. Ensure all owners get customer service action 15B04 performed - this should hopefully fix the occasional no-start problem that some owners (mostly early-build first-year base models) have had.


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