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Ford C-Max has 2-year payback period

Ford is bragging about its new C-Max Hybrid utility vehicle and its 47 mpg (city) fuel economy rating. Ford says that its vehicle is at least three mpg better than the Toyota Prius v and has more performance and technology. Ford is also proud that the C-Max is more efficient and powerful all starting at $1,300 less than the Prius v.
 
Ford is projecting fuel efficiency ratings for the C-Max of 47 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway compared to the Toyota Prius v ratings of 44 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway. Ford says that the C-Max can travel over 500 miles per tank of fuel and has a total system horsepower rating of 188 HP compared to 134 HP for the Prius.
 
The C-Max Hybrid will start at $25,995.

 
“The C-MAX Hybrid builds on Ford’s 20 years of hybrid innovation and fuel-efficient offerings to take on Prius v with better city fuel economy at 47 mpg and at better value – a great chance for us to shake up the hybrid market,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development.
 
Ford expects that this car will lure in a large percentage of mainstream buyers because the vehicle offers the segments lowest hybrid payback period of two years compared to typical small crossovers. Typically, it takes many years for buyers of a hybrid vehicle to break even compared to purchasing a standard vehicle due to the much higher cost of the a hybrid vehicle. Ford research shows that the typical payback period for a hybrid vehicle in the C-Max's category is four years.

Source: Ford



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RE: No thanks
By jeffkro on 7/9/2012 2:23:25 PM , Rating: 2
What I thought you were anti fuel efficiency


RE: No thanks
By FITCamaro on 7/9/2012 4:07:12 PM , Rating: 3
You probably think a lot of stupid things.


RE: No thanks
By nolisi on 7/9/2012 7:08:59 PM , Rating: 5
So do you. You think your Eco's 27 MPG city= the Max's 47 MPG city. You think the interior room + cargo space of a crossover=the interior room+ cargo space of your eco. You think 188 HP in the max= 138 HP in your eco. That's a lot of stupid right there.

If you do a lot of highway driving, fine, the eco works for you. There's a great deal of the population who live in city where speed limits are lower.

My highway MPG in my Escape Hybrid is 31 mpg. I regularly average 35-36 (when I do mostly city, it hits 40). That's 13% better than EPA. Most standard ICE's have a hard time getting above EPA.


RE: No thanks
By FITCamaro on 7/9/2012 8:15:03 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe you have issues getting well above EPA ratings in the city with your vehicles. But I don't.


RE: No thanks
By BillyBatson on 7/10/2012 3:12:26 AM , Rating: 2
And you say a lot of stupid things


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