Ford's C-MAX Energi Receives EPA Rating of 100+ MPGe
October 11, 2012 12:05 PM
comment(s) - last by
The C-MAX Energi is expected to be America's cheapest and most fuel-efficient hybrid plug-in
passed up the Toyota Prius as the most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in America.
The C-MAX Energi received an EPA rating of 108 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. This beats the Toyota Prius' combined rating by 5 MPGe.
The C-MAX Hybrid, which is grouped in with the C-MAX Energi as Ford's first hybrid-only line of vehicles, also
beats the Toyota Prius v
by up to 7 MPG. The C-MAX Hybrid received EPA rating of 47 MPG city and 47 MPG highway for a combined 47 MPG.
This high EPA rating places the C-MAX Energi in a special group of vehicles that have 100 MPGe or greater. This group, created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), also includes the Ford Focus Electric at 110 MPGe city and the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid with an expected MPGe of over 100. Having several vehicles in this class definitely makes Ford's lineup more appealing.
Not only will the C-MAX Energi be America's most fuel efficient vehicle, it will also be the most affordable. It has a starting price of $29,995, but is eligible for the federal tax credit. The EPA label also noted that customers could save almost $7,000 in gas over the course of five years with the C-MAX Energi.
"Ford is giving customers the power of choice for
leading fuel economy
regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose," said John Davis, chief engineer of C-MAX Energi. "With $5-per-gallon gasoline, C-MAX Energi customers essentially will pay $1.25 per gallon for the same distance traveled compared with average vehicles estimated to achieve 23 MPG."
The C-MAX Energi, due out this Fall, will also offer many of Ford's features like SYNC with MyFord Touch, MyFord Mobile, ECO Cruise and SmartGauge with EcoGuide.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Nice look, but...
10/12/2012 12:21:28 AM
I agree that Found On Road Dead may have decent initial build quality now. I know by my own and by my brother's 20 years of experience that Toyota never breaks, and I've seen a few Found On Road Deads breaking in funny ways after a few years like your steering stops working on highway and really bad shit like that. Granted, these things happened like 6 years ago when maybe Found On Road Dead was worse than now but it has waaay more time to prove itself. If in 10 years I start reading JD Power reports that yes, F.O.R.D.s _LONG TERM_ reliability went up to par with Toyota during past 10 years - only then I'd start considering them along with Toyota for my next car purchase. These days it's too early, initial quality is a good sign but it has many years ahead to show us what the long term numbers are.
RE: Nice look, but...
10/12/2012 2:17:26 PM
Just one example of Toyotas breaking, there are many more.
I have driven Fords made since the early 70's ( my first vehicle was a 70 F100 that had 300,000 miles on it when I got it). I haven't had any major problems yet, and other than wearing a few things out now on my 96 F150 which has 230,000 miles on it still no trouble with it either. My 79 Mustang I drove until it had 150,000 miles on it and with the way I treated that thing when I was in college it is a wonder it ever survived that long. Did you know you can get an 8 foot tall cedar tree inside a 79 Mustang coupe :)
RE: Nice look, but...
10/13/2012 1:04:57 AM
You may have had good luck with your cars but JD Power wouldn't give Toyota the best reliability award just for fun, you know
"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller
Ford Adds 60 New EV Engineers, Doubles In-House Battery Testing
August 16, 2012, 4:18 PM
Ford C-Max Tops Toyota's Prius v, Achieves 47 MPG City
July 9, 2012, 10:26 AM
Ford's C-MAX Hybrid Targets Toyota Prius v, Priced from $25,995
May 17, 2012, 12:52 PM
Man Arrested for Using 5 Cents Worth of Electricity to Charge Nissan Leaf at Middle School
December 4, 2013, 8:00 PM
Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads in 2017
December 3, 2013, 8:17 PM
Survey: EV Buyers Scoff at Price Tags Over $25,000
December 2, 2013, 12:26 PM
GM Compares Cadillac ELR's Pricing to BMW 6-Series Grand Coupe's
November 29, 2013, 3:10 PM
Quick Note: Nissan's Autonomous Leaf EV Hits Japanese Streets
November 27, 2013, 10:36 AM
Ford is Ready for Aggressive Rollout of Fuel Saving Start-Stop Technology
November 25, 2013, 9:40 AM
Most Popular Articles
NSA Snares Americans' Porn Viewing Histories in Effort to Target Muslims
December 1, 2013, 9:00 PM
Coalition of 20+ Tech Firms Backs MRAM as Potential DRAM, NAND Replacement
November 29, 2013, 11:59 PM
Dow Chemical to NYC City Council: You Don't Even Know What Styrofoam is!
December 2, 2013, 8:30 PM
Fed Up With Cheating OEMs, Microsoft Trolls Chromebooks in New Ad
November 27, 2013, 4:09 PM
OCZ Goes Bankrupt, SSD Assets are Targeted by Toshiba
December 1, 2013, 9:58 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Global Cyber Espionage Concerns Reveal Growing Cyber Armies
Nov 29, 2013, 11:04 AM
Is The Period Becoming an Expression of Anger?
Nov 26, 2013, 2:02 PM
NSA and Congress -- You Will Never Kill the Constitution, It's an Idea
Nov 10, 2013, 2:00 PM
AT&T Explores $100B+ USD Deal to Acquire Vodafone's European Operations
Nov 4, 2013, 7:34 AM
U.S. Army Developing Cyber, Electronic War Arsenal
Oct 31, 2013, 4:49 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2013 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information