2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Consumer Review: Truth about the Mileage Debate

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Truth about the Mileage Debate
By saw67 on


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


First, after 6 months of driving my C-Max, I can safely say that it's one of the best cars I've owned, in quality, fuel efficiency, and features.

Ride is smooth, and there's power when you want and need it.
People used to driving Prius and other brand hybrids WILL NEED TO ADAPT, because the C-Max behaves very differently, and makes different choices than other hybrids.

Once we learned how to drive it, we're averaging 37-45mpg, which is actually higher than we expected (nobody expects to actually make the "published mileage" because we don't drive in computer controlled conditions.

Turn off the climate control, open the windows, and we get over 50mpg!

Ignore the naysayers!

Best Features

Heated seats (be careful, set them on high and you burn your butt ;) Navigation (nicely integrated with phone) Driver Dash (configurable and easy on the eyes) Electrically operated rear hatch (Super convenient, with the Hands Free kick-to-open feature!) Backup camera is superb! (tracks show where you'll end up based on steering wheel position!)

Worst Features

Fog lights do not remember their setting when the headlights go off and back on. Rear window "shade" Automatic windshield wipers not configurable for rear wiper.
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By roaeja1
on 09/06/13 23:29 PM (PDT)

I wish people/owners would stop treating the Ford C-max hybrid as a gas engine only. You will notice the word HYBRID! You have to add the gas milage AND the EV milage, to get your true MPGe miles per gallon-e. Go to trip 1, look at your gas+EV milage/gallons used=MPGe. It is considerably MORE than just gas MPG. Remember, this car drives on batteries, so you have to add the milage, to your gas milage, to get your true MPGe fuel consumption. Not even Ford knows this and they sell the damn thing!

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