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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid review

This appealing hatchback packs a lot of room within its compact size

Consumer Reports magazine: March 2013

New for 2013, the C-Max is an appealing hybrid hatchback that packs a lot of room within its compact size. We measured fuel economy at 37 mpg overall, excellent but well short of the 47-mpg EPA rating

The C-Max, designed to compete with the Toyota Prius V, can’t match its rival’s 41-mpg fuel economy or interior space. But the Ford is quieter and much more enjoyable to drive.

We have only a few gripes, including a brake pedal that grabs too quickly and complicated controls. And getting a rear backup camera requires buying other expensive options.

A plug-in version, the C-Max Energi, is also available. Its larger battery and approximate range of 21 miles on electric power will allow some buyers to commute gas-free.

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