One of the upcoming vehicle models that Ford Motor Company is about to release is the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid. This vehicle is scheduled to go on sale this fall and most of the hybrid car buyers are patiently waiting for the vehicle’s release since it was previously rumored that the C-MAX was designed to beat the fuel economy ratings established by the Toyota Prius v.
Based on the information provided by Ford, the projected fuel economy ratings of the C-MAX was estimated at 44 miles per gallon in the city and 47 miles per gallon on the highway. Given these figures, a lot of car experts are convinced that the C-MAX would surely beat the Toyota Prius v’s fuel economy ratings of 44 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
The impressive fuel economy output obtained by the C-MAX was actually brought about by the series of enhancements conducted by Ford on the vehicle’s engine and the electric motor. By beating the Prius v’s ratings by about 3 miles per gallon in the city and 4 miles per gallon on the highway, it is quite possible for the C-MAX to attract more buyers and increase its individual sales output for this year.
In addition to this, the Ford C-MAX will also beat the Prius v’s in terms of actual running performance. According to Ford, the C-MAX is capable of producing a maximum power output which is about 50 horsepower higher than what the Prius v could generate. Thanks to its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 141 horsepower, lithium-ion battery pack, and the electric motor.
Aside from its impressive power sources, the C-MAX is also offered with a number of luxurious features such as the automatic liftgate, Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide and the optional active park assist system. The SmartGauge with EcoGuide is considered as a useful technology since it helps the driver by providing the needed information about the vehicle’s actual fuel economy. This information allows the driver to determine the effects of their behavior when driving on the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Finally, Ford has also announced that the company is expecting that the C-MAX Hybrid would be recognized as the cheapest e hybrid utility vehicle in the US. The C-Max will be sold at a starting price of $25,995 which includes the delivery charges involved. Given this figure, it was confirmed that the base price of the C-MAX is $1,300 lower than that of the Prius v.