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Best car I own
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By alexinmemphis
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I would probably be slightly disappointed if I'd paid full price for my C-Max. We bought ours used with 7k miles on it. It now has 12k. When I bought the car, the lifetime mileage was 32 mpg. Now it's 37. Hybrids are still cars. The person who previously owned this vehicle had a very short drive cycle. If you drive a short distance- less than 5 miles, you can't expect anything to get the EPA rating. My wife drives 5 miles per day. Important- be aware of the tire inflation sticker. I thought my Cmax handled like a badly, but the dealer only put 32 psi in the tires- the sticker says 42! Make sure your tires are properly inflated, the sticker is in the driver's door jamb.


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The acceleration is extremely surprising! The car is designed to run on 87 octane, and fuel economy doesn't appear to increase with octane. What 93 does increase is your ability to accelerate- especially at highway speeds. I know I'm supposed to be driving this thing to get good fuel economy, but I love when I get the chance to drop it into L and floor it at highway speeds. This car is extremely fun to drive, and as quiet as a Mercedes. I'm not just saying that, I've owned a 300 before.


Worst Features

LED headlights and exterior lighting would reduce power consumption and increase fuel economy at night. Prius owners must use premium fuel, why not increase the compression ratio to 14:1 and make CMax owners do the same? The power and efficiency would be worth it. Bump guards on the side Power passenger seat in SEL trim. Grand C-Max PHEV, enough said.


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Love/Hate Relationship
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By caliny
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I loved the CMax on sight. I happily looked forward to the awesome 47mpg promised on the sticker. I drove off the lot a convert to Ford. I got over that quickly. 33 days to be exact, when a tire blew out. Then a few days later, a second tire blew out. Ford said I hit a curb. I didn't. They said it was Michelin's fault. Then came the recalls, the USB connector that won't stay anchored inside the console, the audio that doesn't always work (they blame my iPhone), lame SYNC services, and the lies about the fuel economy. I am getting 41-42 MPG. Nice from the 25 my last car got, but I live in fear of tires blowing out (no spare/donut). I would trade it in if I could afford to.


Best Features

Heated seats that came with it are lovely. Who knew? I like how high I sit, almost makes me think I am in an SUV. The quiet engine is a plus. Head room in both the front and rear seats is awesome.


Worst Features

Since you won't put a real sunroof, I suggest those little triangle windows in the front open like cars in "olden days" had (my dad's '72 Dodge Dart). It would do wonders for the air circulation and since they could open in line with the side mirrors, you wouldn't lose much (any) aerodynamics. Stop lying about gas mileage.


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By charliech47
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Just bought the 2013 at Edmunds FMV. Very nice machine. Trip MPG is 47-48 if you stay at or bellow 65 MPH. If you drive with a bit of finesse and use the little cruise guide on the display on the left in city and cruise control on the highway you'll get very close or better to the advertised MPG. It does take a little practice to get comfy with the infotainment but practice makes perfect and only a bit more complex than my GM Saturn vue. If you do lead foot it you'll be surprised. Brilliant automotive engineering by Ford!


Best Features

Smooth ride, great handling, MPG


Worst Features

None


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11,000 miles and still happy
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sherio
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I am surprised by some of the negative reviews so I wanted to weigh in that I am at 11,000 miles and love my c-max. I did get a late model 2013 and had to wait for after recalls. Maybe they fixed the glitches before I got mine. LOVE IT!!!


Best Features

Really MOVES!


Worst Features

An eco option to help lead-footed people like me get better gas milage. I get 40 but haul-xxx.


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STRANDED REPETEDLY!
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By kupono
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Everything is great except the quality. We purchased a C-Max for our business and it has been a disaster. When it works we loved it... Is it worth it to have a vehicle that may leave you stranded at any point? "NO." You cannot unlock doors without power. We have had to abandon the vehicle and use an alternate to get our work done on three occasions. I was so pleased to give Ford another chance but what a disappointment. Do not buy this car until they figure out the bugs and fix them. I will never buy another Ford.


Best Features

Displays are clear and nice looking. Decent styling.


Worst Features

Fix the electrical systems! This car has died three times and gone to the dealership each time. Sure it is under warranty but I wish it was under the sea. Nothing like being stranded three times by a brand new vehicle. Boo Ford.


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