Aug 7th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid will get 47-mpg when it goes on sale later this year starting at $25,200. That’s 47-mpg city as well as 47-mpg highway, and unsurprisingly: 47-mpg combined. Normally Hybrids get much better fuel economy in the city, but it looks like Ford engineered the C-Max to accommodate most American’s highway habits rather than just appeal to frugal city dwellers.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid will have 188-horsepower and Hybrids typically only power the car using the electric motor alone at slow speeds, but the C-Max Hybrid will be able to move on electric power at up to 62-mph when the battery is fully charged. Presumably that is under partial throttle, because they electric motor is only rated at 47-hp, the gas engine makes up the other 141-hp, according to Left Lane News.
The Ford C-Mac Hybrid’s main competitor will be the 2013 Toyota Prius-V, since the two are the only hybrids available this year. The Prius will start at $26,550 and deliver just 44-mpg city and 40-mpg highway. Unless there are some serious flaws in the 2013 C-Max Hybrid, it looks like Ford will have a winner with its first hybrid-only car in the U.S.
The C-Max Energi plug in hybrid will also beat the mighty Prius by being the least expensive plug-in hybrid when it goes on sale.