2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Consumer Review: Crappy Mileage

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Crappy Mileage
By jbn74135 on


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


We recently bought a C-Max.
After 636 miles, we are averaging only 31.2 mpg.
We are driving extremely light foot, following the speed limit, these about 755 highway miles (reason we bought based ont the FALSELY advertised 47mpg) and have used real gas but did not see any real improvement in MPG.
The only possibly excuse is that we drive 75 on the interstate (OKLA speed limit).

However, even in town, following the little blue guidelines (on the display), we still only get about 32 in the city.
The car is roomy and relatively comfortable but if you are thinking you will get 47, you are about to be cheated.

Best Features

The front window provides a very spacious view.

Worst Features

Give accurate mpg. We would not have bought the car if we would have known we would be getting only 31-32.
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By maartenw
on 03/02/13 08:32 AM (PST)

The charge of Ford's "false advertising" about MPG is uniformed. Ford uses the same EPA testing standards as every other car maker and the results are what must go on the sticker. The best explanation is that you drive with a much "heavier" foot than you think you are.

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By drhealth
on 01/24/13 15:58 PM (PST)

I drove 10 miles today and got 88 mpg. The secret is not to "floor it" when starting to move. If you do the gasoline motor kicks in. Paul in Napa

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By ahjok
on 06/26/13 14:04 PM (PDT)

Very few cars get the EPA Highway rating if you're driving 75-80; the EPA test assumes about 60 mph. We bought the C-Max as an around-town grocery-getter with an occasional highway trip, averaging 44 MPG to date.

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