2013 Ford C-Max

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The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid hatchback wagon is available in two trim levels: SE and SEL. The 2013 Ford C-Max SE trim comes standard with 17-inch wheels alloy, the full power accessories, integrated blind-spot mirrors, cruise control, two-zone automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel leather-wrapped steering, Sync electronics of the voice-activated interface (including Bluetooth phone connectivity) and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary jack audio iPod/USB audio interface.

The Power Lift-gate and rear Park Aid package adds rear parking sensors, lighting and the lift-gate and power. One package includes MyFord Touch electronics interface, an improved hybrid model-specific clusters, extra Sync and satellite radio services. The 2013 Ford C-Max navigation system can be added to both of these options are selected. Winter package includes heated seats heated mirrors with side indicators and lamps lake. All of the above come standard on the SEL, without the liftgate with power and navigation systems. Some of the extras include fog-lamps, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, ignition key-less/entry, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat and two-way bar the preparation, the skin and Upholstery and mirror auto-dimming.

The 2013 Ford C-Max Premium Audio and Navigation package adds a navigation system and a nine-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. In this case, you can add the Hands-Free Technology package, which includes the rear-view camera and an improved power lift-gate that allows to unlock it by swiping your foot under the bumper. Parking Technology package includes front parking sensors and automatic parallel parking system. Both trims can be equipped with a panoramic sunroof and remote ignition.

2013 Ford C-Max Interior

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid cabin is a dead Ringer those in the Focus and Escape, which is a very good thing since these vehicles incorporate top-notch materials, solid construction and design eye-catching. The supportive, high-mounted driver seat reminds Suv-style Ford Escape, which should please those searching commanding view of the road. Unfortunately, the 2013 Ford C-Max shares finicky infotainment functions and its Ford siblings, as even the radio controls are complex to use in the model. Even the optional MyFord Touch interface remains an imperfect and often unintuitive for control of many functions. Good, a combination of MyFord Touch and Sync system will allow hands-free operation and customization possibilities. Surely you’ll want to spend some time with your system during the test drive.

One of the worst is a cargo volume of the C-Max’s. The space required for the battery pack and hybrid system’s ground floor of the cargo decreases at the rear of the room, which is already fairly small. As a result, there are 24.5 cubic feet available behind the rear seats, which is what you’ll get from the Focus hatchback. Lowering the rear seats gets 52.6 cubic feet of space, which is much better than a Focus, but still 15 cubes shy of a standard Prius V or small crossover SUV. However, in terms of rear seat comfort, the C-Max provides ample legroom and headroom is plenty for adults.

2013 Ford C-Max Engine

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder good for 141 horsepower and 121 pound-feet of torque. Paired to an electric motor fed by a battery pack with lithium-ion. Combined, make up an estimated 188 hp. Power is sent to the wheels before using automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT). In performance testing, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid went from zero to 60 Mph in 8.1 seconds, which is 2 seconds faster than most hybrids. Initially, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid earned Epa-estimated 47 mpg city, highway and combined driving cycles. Those figures give new hope to eventually 40 mpg combined (42 city/37 highway). These numbers are still respectable, if still a few mpg below archrival Ford, the Toyota Prius V.

2013 Ford C-Max Safety

2013 C-Max Hybrid comes standard with anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, applied full side curtain airbags and Airbag driver knee. Standard and there are 911 Assist, which automatically calls to emergency services via a Sync-paired smartphone, and MyKey, which allows owners to set speed and stereo volume limits for teen drivers. Parking sensors and the rear view camera is also available. In custody evaluation, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid came to a stop from 60 Mph in 134 feet, which is 10 feet longer than the average in a part of it.

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE