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The Toyota Prius plug-in has a 540-mile range while the Chevrolet Volt has a 380-mile range

After receivng an EPA rating of 100 miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) city/highway combined, Ford's C-MAX Energi has now been named the king of range with 620 miles per tank/charge.

According to Ford, the C-MAX Energi crushes the competition with an EPA rated 108 MPGe city and an EPA rated 620-mile overall driving range. The Energi is also capable of traveling 21 miles in all-electric mode and has 195 horsepower with a fully charged battery.

The Toyota Prius plug-in, on the other hand, has a 540-mile range while the Chevrolet Volt has a 380-mile range.

Not only will the C-MAX Energi be America's most fuel efficient vehicle with the longest range, but 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.

“C-MAX Energi is America’s most efficient utility vehicle, a great symbol of how Ford gives customers the power to choose leading fuel-efficiency across our lineup with gas prices spiraling upwards of $5 a gallon in some parts of the country,” said John Davis, C-MAX chief engineer. “The C-MAX Energi’s leading range also means customers can spend more time on the road and more money on their priorities instead of at the gas pump.”

Ford also mentioned that the C-MAX Energi's range was designed to address congestion problems. A longer electric range means no wasted fuel while sitting in traffic.

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.

Source: Ford

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We'll see if it can actually do it
By jthistle on 10/19/2012 10:20:23 PM , Rating: 2
According the results on Fuelly the C-Max hybrid is averaging 38MPG not the 47MPG it is rated at. This probably means the Energi will fall short of a 620 mile range.

RE: We'll see if it can actually do it
By Jedi2155 on 10/20/2012 2:41:40 AM , Rating: 2
Fuelly doesn't have numbers for a lot of cars....I don't trust their numbers until the number of drivers increase to a greater sample range

RE: We'll see if it can actually do it
By Jedi2155 on 10/20/2012 2:44:28 AM , Rating: 2
For reference there has only been 2 drivers....which is not a good sample.

By jthistle on 10/20/2012 9:09:51 PM , Rating: 2
I have read people on CleanMPG are getting similar MPG.

RE: We'll see if it can actually do it
By Nutzo on 10/22/2012 11:37:24 AM , Rating: 2
Ford has already said milage will be lower during the first 1000 mile breakin period, so 38MPG is reasonable for the first couple tanks.

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