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Ford C-MAX
Ford C-MAX
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Ford C-MAX Overview

Based on the Focus, the five-passenger C-Max hybrid is clever, solid, and practical. We found it rides well and handles with agility. The regenerative braking system helps fuel economy but makes the pedal feel touchy. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder and electric motor deliver adequate acceleration and seamless transitions, and can run in full-electric mode below 62 mph. In our tests we got 37 mpg overall, excellent but well short of the EPA's 47 mpg rating. Updates for 2014 are said to improve fuel economy. The Energi plug-in hybrid can travel on electric power alone for about 20 miles, with a claimed overall range of 500 miles. First year reliability is well below average.

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