Every year, the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s prestigious KBB.com create a list of the most efficient vehicles available in the industry. The list reflects the ten standouts in the green car segment from a variety of price ranges and powertrains. With Ford’s innovative powertrain technologies, it comes as no surprise that KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars list recognized the popular Ford C-MAX hybrid lineup, showcasing the appeal of the eco-friendly hatchback.
The C-MAX hybrid lineup includes both the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi, which are the vehicle’s plug-in hybrid variants. These two models use Ford’s innovative power-split technology to offer an electric mode that is faster than any other hybrid. Ford offers sporty styling, which highlights the C-MAX’s superior driving dynamics. The hatchback vehicle also offers a bigger battery, giving the C-MAX Energi an impressive, all-electric range of 21 miles.
If you are interested in learning more about the Ford C-MAX hybrid lineup, don’t hesitate to contact Friendly Ford today!
When the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid came on to the stage late last year, it was a huge hit as Ford enjoyed several of their best hybrid sales months ever. Ford recently announced that their new 2014 version of the C-Max will offer even more value and improved fuel-efficiency, which seems a little difficult to achieve.
The new C-Max will feature an upgraded transmission and enhanced aerodynamics to build off its already impressive fuel economy numbers. The gearing changes is said to result in a more efficient transmission drive ratio.
Ford is also changing its approach to the C-Max Hybrid labeling going forward to achieve better customer satisfaction. The auto company will continue to use EPA’s General Label rules but will also use separate testing. The results may be a lower miles-per-gallon label but will pay less because of the difference in advertised EPA estimates, which is still class-leading.
“Ford is absolutely committed to being a leader in the hybrid market and to top fuel efficiency across our lineup,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, global product development. “We are taking actions with our popular C-MAX Hybrid so that customers are even more satisfied with the vehicle’s on-road fuel efficiency performance.”
Friendly Ford loves everything the 2013 C-Max Hybrid brings to the table and looks forward to the release of the 2014 edition this December.