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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 Dr of crap on 7/10/2012 9:31:45 AM , Rating: 2
It isn't about fuel economy, YET you have a hybrid - hmmmm.

And my motorcycle that I drive to work 60 miles round trip gets me about 58 mpg and the ride is all around better than your hybrid. ( my opinion )

So it's all about the drivers preception of what HE thinks is best for himself.
Stop trying to start a fued!


RE: No thanks
By Blight AC on 7/10/2012 1:01:02 PM , Rating: 2
He said it isn't "ONLY" about fuel economy. Although, the I have to wonder, why not a Diesel, like a VW TDI? With Diesels across the range, you have a lot of options to choose from and they all have better handling, quality, and performance than Hybrids with similar MPGs. There's a premium on the diesel fuel over regular, but isn't it worth it if it's not only about the fuel economy?

Either way, it all comes down to people defending their own car, like for some reason they feel they need to defend their choice whenever a new vehicles comes along.


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