Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named on KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars List

2015 Ford C-MAX

2015 Ford C-MAX

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!

Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

The third week of September has officially been named National Drive Electric Week.

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2014 Ford C-MAX Energi

If you’re interested in learning more about how to make the switch to an electric or hybrid car and how it will change your life, there are two Drive Electric events close to Roselle, Illinois. One is in Naperville and the other is in Chicago.

On Sunday, September 21, the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association will host a Ride & Drive event to showcase the benefits of living an electric vehicle (EV) lifestyle. The event will be held at the Naperville Car Test track from 1pm to 4pm. with many EV owners on-hand to answer questions.

For a larger event, head to Daley Plaza in Chicago on Friday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There you can talk to EV experts and owners and even test drive a few EV cars yourself.

Once you have the information you need, check out the 2014 Ford C-MAX Energi that’s available now at Friendly Ford. The C-MAX Energi is a plug-in hybrid car that will give you up to 19 miles of electric-only driving on a fully-charged battery. When the battery is depleted, the car switches over to hybrid mode and uses both gas and electricity. All combined, this gives the C-MAX an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 38 mpg combined.

Will you be attending either Drive Electric Week event?

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is a Top Safety Pick

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

The 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the second year running.

In the moderate overlap front, side, head restraints and seats, and roof strength tests, the C-MAX Hybrid received the highest possible score of “Good,” highlighting its ability to protect passengers in nearly all conventional crash scenarios.

In the more difficult small overlap front crash test, which the IIHS deems the toughest front-side test performed by either itself or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the C-MAX Hybrid earned the second-highest possible score of “Acceptable.”

It also comes with a plethora of standard equipment, including MyKey, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, driver and passenger airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, a safety canopy system, SOS Post Crash Alert System, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Come test drive the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid at Friendly Ford! And no, before you ask, we won’t let you try to crash it!

The Temperatures Are Getting Colder, The C-MAX is Getting Hotter

The 2013 Ford C-MAX, which launched in October, has been quite a hot seller. So much so that it earned itself the title of “fastest-selling hybrid ever.” In its first two months this red hot hybrid has sold 8,030 total units. That trumps the start of the Toyota Camry Hybrid which sold 7,300 units in its first two months when it first hit the road back in 2006.

Another impressive statistic is that Ford’s C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid sold three times faster than both the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight combined when they launched in 2000. Ford’s electric vehicles sales in November actually turned out to be the best they’ve ever done and the great fuel efficiency that these hybrids offer is the reason why.

In addition to the huge sales numbers, the C-MAX hybrids have also been receiving extremely positive reviews from their owners. “Dealers are aware of this and are excited to take on the Prius” Group marketing manager, C.J. O’Donnell, said “Our customers also are excited to have a fresh hybrid option, with leading fuel economy that does not sacrifice driving fun, performance and technology – choices typically not offered with hybrids.”

At the end of the day fuel economy is the number one consideration that new car-buyers look for according to recent study by Moritz. During tough economic times, saving money at the pump is becoming much more a necessity. “C-MAX hybrids highlight Ford’s commitment to offer customers the power to choose leading fuel economy across our lineup”, says O’Donnell.

Come out to Friendly Ford today and ask about our 2013 C-MAX hybrids!