If you are thinking that the Prius is the best hybrid car on the market today, you’ve got to look a lot closer at some of the newer car brands and models for this year. Apparently, the new 2013 Ford C-Max has a lot to boast about when compared to the Toyota Prius. Test drivers have been noting its better handling, more impressive mileage, and its new features as its best-selling points. It is a new car for the US markets but it has been seen for a couple of years already in the European turfs. In terms of performance, the 2013 Ford C-Max gives out more than one could expect from a hybrid. The acceleration is smooth and does not give a hint when there is a shift from gas to electric power. While there are drivers who are saying that driving around in this car could be harsh, they could not deny that it has way more advantages when it comes to handling. Braking is something that would feel a bit different but drivers could easily get used to it.
An electric motor is coupled with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to make this car capable of giving out 188 horse power. Unlike most hybrids in the market today, this one could go to 60 MPH on electric power alone. The best thing about it now is the fact that its fuel economy rating of 47/47 MPG could be tough to beat. This means that the driver could enjoy better value for the gas money that will be spent. On a full tank, it could cover 570 miles which far better than the range of the Prius. The car could also come in the plug-in version which is true a best-seller.
The all-new 2013 Ford C-Max also carries all the standard interior, tech, and safety features found in all models across the fleet of the company. The base model which is the Hybrid SE comes at a starting MSRP of $25,200 which is already seen as a very good deal by many car buyers.