The Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which was certified by the Agency of Environmental Protection (EPA) yield 47 miles per gallon of gasoline in city, 47 highway and 47 combined average, has become the first model It makes it real competition to the Toyota Prius, which has been the main player in the hybrid segment.
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This was the first certification of its kind by the EPA, something significant in terms of technology Ford as most hybrids have better gas mileage in city driving and less on the road, contrary to what happens with models conventional gasoline engine.
Innovation inside and outside
That’s just one of nearly 500 innovations of engineering Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which can also reach speeds up to 62 mph in EV (electric) mode, all with a price reduction of almost 30% resulting in an added benefit for consumers.
In addition, the Ford C-MAX Hybrid features the patented SmartGauge® with EcoGuide used to train the driver on the most efficient way to drive the vehicle, plus the ECO Cruise technology, which optimizes the operation of all systems to take advantage better use of energy.
The list of high-tech accessories Ford C-MAX includes assistance system for parking maneuvers and unique opening mechanism of the tailgate handsfree.
Ford also offers the C-MAX with the hybrid variant of plug-in system, the only one of its kind that can reach maximum speed of 85 miles per hour, 20 more than the Toyota Prius plug-in, with independence up to 550 miles , 10 more than the competition.
The C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will be sold in 19 markets this summer before arrival the entire country in early 2013.
The EPA certified the C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid with an electrical equivalent yield of 108 miles or gallon (MPGe), which means it has a range of independence up to 620 miles on a single tank, enough to drive from Detroit to new York, San Francisco to Las Vegas or Houston to Memphis.
I buy it?
The Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the cheapest in the US market hybrid utility vehicle with a base price (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP) of $ 25.995, including transportation costs and delivery, which puts him $ 1.300 below Toyota Prius v Toyota.
The model was the SEL Test Drive version, which includes the technology package with GPS navigation, communication equipment hands-free, electric tailgate, camera reverse maneuvers assistance and access and keyless start.
With these additions, the total price reached $ 31.605, including destination and delivery charge of $ 795.
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