Article: 2013 Ford C-Max
Prices for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and 2013 C-Max Energi were not released in time for this review but expect them to be competitive with the vehicles’ closest rivals, the 2013 Toyota Prius v wagon and 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid hatchback, respectively.
That suggests a starting price of around $27,000 for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and around $33,000 for the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi. (Estimated base prices in this review include the manufactuer’s mandated destination fee; Ford’s fee for 2012 models was $795).
Top trim levels of either version could add another few thousand dollars to these prices, depending on how they’re equipped.
Buyers of the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi will likely be eligible for a one-time federal income tax credit of at least $2,500.
Option prices should be roughly on a par with other Ford models, with most coming as part of extra-cost packages. Assuming they’re also available as standalone options, adding the navigation system could cost around $800, Active Park Assist about $550, and the power liftgate near $600.
Fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and 2013 C-Max Energi were not released in time for this review, but projections based on competing hybrid and plug-in hybrids are possible.
We anticipate the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid will deliver fuel economy roughly on a par with that of the similarly sized Toyota Prius v, which for model year 2012 was EPA-rated at 44/40 mpg city/highway and 42 mpg combined city/highway.
Expect the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi to post EPA ratings similar to those of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Toyota estimates the 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid achieves the equivalent of a combined 87 mpg city/highway when running solely on electric power and 49 mpg when running on a combination of electric and gas/electric hybrid power.
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