Ford’s complete lineup makeover is still in full swing, with the new up and coming 2013 C-Max Hybrid being the latest vehicle to enter the brand’s family. As a result, the Dearborn-make has just released some details surrounding its gas-electric powered mid-sized people carrier, the C-Max Hybrid.
Specifically aimed at the MPV version of the industry’s proverbial mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius V, the new 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is expected to provide drivers with 47/44 mpg city/highway, potentially allowing the C-Max Hybrid to travel up to 500 miles total. Strictly comparing figures on paper, the Ford C-Max Hybrid bests the Prius V by three mpg’s on city and four on highway fuel economy ratings—the Prius V is rated at 44/40 mpg city/highway.
Powering the C-Max Hybrid is a paring of a 2.0L four-banger that’s combined with an electric motor and some lithium-ion batteries, for a grand total of 188hp—another figure that trumps the Prius V, which is rated at 134hp.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is expected to start around $25,995, undercutting the Prius V’s price by $1,285. Sales are to begin later this fall while dealerships are currently available to take preorders.
Ford was also kind enough to provide a little video outlining the 2013 C-Max Hybrid’s other features, so check it out below.
– By: Chris Chin