2013 Ford C-Max Energi Consumer Review: New to Ford, 2nd Hybrid, Nice

2013 Ford C-Max Energi - Consumer Review

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

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New to Ford, 2nd Hybrid, Nice but
By pekingrick on


2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


First Ford ever- had a 2007 Prius, and while loved the mileage didn't like the low-rent interior. Got this car, loved the interior, the solid-feeling doors, the high-quality plastics, leather seats - and the price w/Costco's auto program. First problem - a rattle developed. Dealer kept the car overnight (gave me a Lincoln MKZ as a free rental - nice!); turned out the antenna was loose. With 10k miles now, a few interior squeaks have developed. Mileage is great - averaging about 49 mpg so far. Electric range can vary from 18- 25 miles (okay, but....). regens nicely coming down from Big Bear to a full "tank"! MyFord Mobile app doesn't work well. Value charge feature - fantastic. Love the car!

Best Features

Dual-zone climate control leather seats tilt/telescope wheel Sony stereo Navi w/integrated traffic "smart" light surrounding battery charger to show how much juice the battery has in it syncmyride.com is cool. Drives like a European car- a plus. Doors are solid. MyFord Touch (when it doesn't occasionally freeze) Voice control for navi, climate, sound system active noise cancellation system is pretty awesome. Quiet interior- fantastic road trip car A/C is spot-on great. Love how efficient it is. Love the fact that the car switches to EV mode about 500 m before getting home - I love "gliding" into my garage. Sweet.

Worst Features

over the air software updates instead of USB-uploading of updates. Ability to change stations or songs via steering wheel instead of via touchscreen or voice control. More luggage room and "cubbies" for change (not the little trays on the floor next to the door sill!). Need more ability to move the driver and passenger seat "down" - I feel like I'm sitting up too high even when at the "lowest" setting. Heated seats are nice, but seem a bit uneven compared to my old Jetta TDI Sportwagen. Dash vents seem to push a lot of cool air towards passengers- not always a good thing on a cold morning.
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