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A year away from a grand slam
By toolsboy on
Vehicle2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
ReviewThis car exceeds expectations in almost every way. I live in Los Angeles, which presents perfect driving conditions for hybrid owners (the only benefit of LA's traffic). In my last two "trips", I got 42.5 mpg (on a 300 mile trip) and 45 mpg (most current). The handling is fantastic and the car, especially compared to other hybrids, has guts and great handling. The visibility/sight lines, as other reviewers have pointed out, are incredible. Even though I am over 6'3", I still have several inches of head room, the seat is relatively high (car is easy to get in/out of). There plenty of room for three adults in the second row. MyFord Touch is great after a period of acclimation.
Best FeaturesThe "braking coach," the mileage, the handling, the acceleration (relative to other hybrids), the interior room, the lines of sight, the drive is quiet, transition between gas and electric is almost not noticeable, the MyFord Touch electric motor/gas engine indicator is excellent.
Worst FeaturesVoice recognition should be quicker and less hierarchical. I don't want to have to have a top-down menu of possible commands memorized to be able to use it. My only critique of the car is that the voice recognition is a weakness right now when in fact it could and should be a strength.
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