2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
As a former Prius driver, I was excited to try out the Ford C-max because it provided me with a bit more room for my kids in the back seat. In the Prius I was averaging 42-44MPG depending on the season. So when I saw 47MPG I figured I would at least get the same if not a little more MPG'S. I am very aware how to drive a hybrid to get the most out of it as possible so when I can not get the C-Max to get over 34 MPG's it makes me very disappointed. There should be more real life testing and accountability for the company that is going to market a product knowing full well that the product is going to fail because consumers are going to have to drive up hills and in the winter.
I have a 2010 Prius III and I average 52 to 54 MPG in the summer, city driving (and using a/c when needed).
In the winter, it is 42 to 45, depending on how cold it is.
So when I see that you averaged 42 to 44, it makes me wonder if your driving habits are lowering the expected MPG in the Prius and now in your C Max.
And a comment about hills.
I took the Prius into the mountains, and averaged the same as I did on regular highway.
That is because it averages out.
By that, I mean you lose going up the hill, but gain coming down on the other side.
So it equals itself out.
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