Ford has officially unveiled the final pricing and official mileage estimates for the upcoming 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid MPV which, along with the Focus EV, is the company’s response to Toyota’s successful family of Prius models.
The C-Max Hybrid will have an official base price of $25,995 USD including the destination charge, which is also about $1,300 less than the base price of a Prius V. In addition to the low starting price, Ford also claims that the C-MAX Hybrid will achieve 47 mpg in city driving and 44 mpg on the highway. The highway number should give the car an impressive driving range of a bladder-busting 500 miles. To help achieve these impressive efficency figures, Ford engineers equipped the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid with a 2.0 liter Atkinson-cycle four cylinder engine which is paired with a small electric motor that helps both powerplants achieve a net 188 horsepower.
Along with the C-MAX Hybrid, Ford is also planning to bring an all electric plug-in version of the C-MAX to market. Known officially as the C-MAX Energi, The company claims that the Energi version of the C-MAX will provide efficiency minded customers with better electric performance and higher MPGe figures than the Prius plug-in hybrid.
The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid and its plug-in Energi sibling are both expected to arrive in dealer lots sometime this fall and both variants will be assembled at the company’s Wayne, Michigan assembly plant.