Ford Releases Pricing and Mileage Estimates For 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

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.

Author: Carl Malek

Carl Malek is Autosavant’s resident German car fanatic and follower of all things General Motors. Carl first entered the world of automotive journalism as a freelance photographer during his freshman year of college before making the switch to automotive writing several years later. Carl developed an interest in cars at an early age, which helped him overcome the challenges of a learning disability in mathematics. In addition to writing for Autosavant community, Carl also contributes to many car forums and enjoys attending automotive events in the Metro Detroit area with his family. Carl’s message for others with learning disorders is to believe in yourself, be persistent, and face all challenges head on.

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5 Comments

  1. The Energi is a PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It is NOT a pure electric. Fords EV is the Focus Electric.

  2. Typo has been fixed. Thanks Sully.

  3. I’m starting to warm up to C-Max … mainly because I’m becoming dissatisfied with the lack of room in modern small cars
    cough*Focus*cough

  4. Drove a C-Max for two months in Europe last year. I really liked it, but I have doubts that many of my fellow Americans will, because it just makes too much sense.

  5. I agree Vince, The C-Max is a pretty compelling vehicle but it will be interesting to see how well it does in the U.S market place especially among small families.

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