2013 Ford C-Max Energi Consumer Review: CMax Energi 171,000 miles

2013 Ford C-Max Energi - Consumer Review

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

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CMax Energi 171,000 miles
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2013 Ford C-Max Energi SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Update November 2016: at approximately 160,000 miles the CMax energi started making a "whiring" sound during deceleration. Turns out bad transmission. $7000 to replace and Edmunds value of this 3-year old high mileage car is only $5000. Quite a wake-up, my cost per mile for ownership of this car is now shot. Many other better values out there

Update May 2016: So almost 3- years of ownership and well over 150K miles. Car has never been in the shop except to replace the 12V "starting battery" for $140. All I have done to this car is rotate tires and change fluids. Typically 15,000-18,000 miles between oil changes. I am getting a little wind noise from one of the rear doors, I think it's the seal. Other than that the car has been flawless.

Original post: I purchased my Energi in August 2013.
So far the car has been flawless other than some bugs in the "Sync" system that have been fixed by a software update.
I typically drive 200 miles per day on Southern California freeways commuting to various construction sites.
I often drive into Los Angeles, the deserts and mountains for work.
This car is very comfortable at freeway speeds, where I drive with the flow of traffic, often 80 mph.
At the speeds I drive and distances between charges, I am very happy with my 42+ mpg.
I am by no means a hyper-miler, and I carry hundreds of pounds of gear in the car every day.

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  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

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