Ford C-Max Delivers EPA-Certified 570-Mile Range

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: C-MAX Hybrid headlines Ford's transformed lineup, one-third of which will feature a model with 40 mpg or more in 2012, building on the company's commitment to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the Power of Choice. The new C-MAX Hybrid is targeted to achieve better fuel economy than Toyota Prius v. (12/14/2011)

Ford’s new C-Max Hybrid is pushing the company’s fuel efficient agenda and it has gained an EPA rated 570 miles range on a single tank of fuel.

The hybrid is rated at 47 mpg in both the city and on the highway, which gives the C-Max the best fuel economy in its segment. That means that on a single tank of fuel, you can travel from Los Angeles to Vegas and back again.

Running the C-Max Hybrid is a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 gas engine teamed with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery and CVT transmission to optimize fuel economy. Ford is quick to point out that the C-Max Hybrid beats out the Toyota Prius V by 7 mpg, and undercuts it by $1,300 with a starting price of $25,995.

“The all-new C-MAX Hybrid is a great symbol of how Ford has transformed into a fuel-economy and technology leader with 47 mpg across the board and a highway rating 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v,” said Ford VP of powertrain engineering Joe Bakaj. “We’ve done this with innovation – represented by nearly 500 hybrid patents – while driving costs down 30 percent so we can bring these fuel-saving vehicles to more customers.”

Inside the C-Max, the driver can make use of the SmartGauge with EcoGuide system which is an eco-driving coach, helping you to get the best fuel economy possible.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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