2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid price starts at $25,995

Ford dealers have started taking orders for the new 2013 C-MAX Hybrid, which is being called America’s most fuel-efficient hybrid utility vehicle. Price for the new 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid starts at $25,995, which is around $500 lower than its Japanese competitor, the Toyota Prius V.

“C-MAX Hybrid offers better fuel economy, performance, technology and functionality than Prius v – and C-MAX Hybrid customers will pay less at the dealership and at the pump,” said Ken Czubay, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Ford is delivering the power of choice for leading fuel economy across its lineup – from EcoBoost to electrified vehicles – because customers increasingly want to save money at the pump, even as gas prices rise over time.”

Power for the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid comes from a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine that is mated to an electric motor powered by a li-ion battery system. Ford is targeting a better fuel economy than the 41 mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid.

The Ford C-MAX Hybrid will be offered with a range of technology features including SYNC, MyFord Touch, SmartGauge with EcoGuide, a hand-free liftgate and more.

The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid offers 99.7 cubic feet of passenger space compared with 97 cubic feet in Prius v. For cargo, C-MAX Hybrid has 60/40 split-fold rear seats that fold flat with 54.3 cubic feet of space behind the first row and 24.5 cubic feet behind the second row.

– By: Omar Rana