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Jun-18-2014

2014 Ford C-Max Wagon: Sharper Looks, More Enhanced Under the Hood

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The 2014 Ford C-Max is a wagon with a hatchback body style that accommodates up to five passengers. While the C-Max doesn’t have much room compared to other wagon offerings offered out there, it does have better cargo space than other hybrid wagons. It has 24.5 ft3, expandable up to 52.6 ft3 when you lower the rear seats. There are two trim levels – SE and SEL. Standard interior features include power accessories, dual-zone climate control, integrated blind-spot mirrors, cruise control, an adjustable driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Standard electronic features include Ford Sync, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6-speaker audio system w/ CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, and USB/iPod interface.

The powertrain of the 2014 Ford C-Max consists of a 2.0L engine connected to an electric motor and a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack. The total output is 188 horsepower. The C-Max comes standard in a front drive train with continuously variable transmission. The Ford C-Max can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds.

The 2014 Ford C-Max received great scores in safety and crash tests, getting good ratings for its frontal protection and side protection. Standard safety features include front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag. It has antilock disc braks, stability control, traction control, 911 Assist for automatic emergency notifications, and Ford MyKey for setting a speed limit and maximum audio level limit. Additional safety features on higher trims include front and rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

Out on the road, critics say the 2014 Ford C-Max delivers a nice, composed and comfortable ride. The hybrid powertrain is very quiet, steering and handling were accurate and responsive, and the ride experience is described as refined and polished.


May-06-2014

2014 Ford C-Max: Upgraded with Comfortable Interior, Enhanced for Driving Enjoyment

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Ford’s C-Max for has been upgraded with more comfortable and stylish interior plus impressive driving enjoyment with the Energi and Hybrid models. The 2014 Ford C-Max completely dominates the hybrid market with its quiet and refined interior and fuel economy. In shape and size, the C-Max essentially is a tall-wagon version Ford’s subcompact models. The Ford C-Max presents a high-end premium look on the interior built with stylish dashboard and all around comfort. The 2014 Ford C-Max hybrid is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine plus an electric motor system. This combined powertrain delivers 195 horsepower which is 54-horsepower higher compared to the leading hybrid car in the segment. The Ford C-Max Hybrid gets a combined EPA fuel efficiency rate of 47 mpg city and highway.

The C-Max Energi has a longer mileage range estimated at 21 miles using all-electric power. The all-electric power range of the Energi rest on the 7.6kWh battery which is large than that of the C-Max Hybrid which is only 1.4kWh.

The 2014 Ford C-Max presents a well-designed and very roomy interior with comfortable seats, high-end materials used and straightforward controls that adds to its already exciting appeal. All Ford C-Max models come with standard equipment like a 6-speaker audio system with auxiliary and USB input/jacks, AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 player, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, keyless entry, illuminated glove box, rear-seat heater vents, auto climate control, SmartGauge digital display with InfoGuide screens and SYNC voice-controlled system. Optional package may include items like heated side mirrors, MyFord Touch, power liftgate and Parking Technology package.

For featured safety, the C-Max includes airbags, knee airbag and front shoulder belts with adjustable anchors. Added electronic safety systems include stability/traction controls as well as emergency brake assist and anti-lock disc brakes.


Nov-30-2013

2014 Ford C-Max: When You Need Powerful Expediency

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Many of those who say that power requires a lot of sacrifice on the part of those who would be using such power are right on some level, but when it comes to the costs on the financial side, this does not necessarily have to be the case. As a matter of fact, there are many things out there that provide as much or even more power than what can be found in the market for a price that is surprisingly low and comes with maintenance costs that are too miniscule to believe. This is where the 2014 Ford C-Max can be so surprising and can catch people off guard with the impressive features minus the overwhelming expense.

Clean-cut and very effective in what it does, the 2014 Ford C-Max does not mess around with what it wants people to know and what it wants drivers to understand before getting in. In terms of form, you are left in no doubt that it was meant to accomplish rather than to show off. In terms of stance, it is also clear that it is meant to stabilize instead of complicating situations.

In terms of the interior, the 2014 Ford C-Max was also made to make sure that people do not miss the point to it since the intent behind the amount of space as well as the excellence of the design are pretty apparent. It is meant to accommodate without a fuss and to let drivers handle it without trouble.

Whether you choose the plug-in or the classic hybrid 2014 Ford C-Max, you are assured maximum efficiency with no loss in power. This is pretty convenient for those who want to get the most out of the engine without worrying about the hole it is burning in their wallets.


Oct-17-2013

2013 Ford C-Max: Redefining the Concept of Hybrid Cars

3If 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.


Aug-16-2013

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Compact Crossover and Hybrid Car in One

21Can you think of a vehicle that has the fuel efficiency of a hybrid car, and the view and interior of a compact crossover? There is actually one, a wagon and is already available this year, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a hybrid wagon which will try to compete with the Toyota Prius by combining the essentials of a hybrid car and crossover SUV into one. Take its powertrain for instance, which is a 2.0L engine connected to an electric motor and a lithium ion battery. The power output generated is 188hp, 121 lbs. of torque, at an estimated fuel rating 47 mpg in city and highway driving.

Inside, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid does okay. Its cargo space is at 24.5 ft3, expandable to 52.6 ft3when the rear seats are folded. Critics say the materials were quite good, similar to those in the Ford Focus and Escape.

All 2013 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid models come with power accessories, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, adjustable driver seat, and leather wrapped steering wheel. The dashboard features Sync (for smartphone integration), a 6-speaker audio system w/ CD player, auxiliary audio jack and iPod/USB interface.

Available on higher end models are features heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirror. Optional features include satellite radio, MyFord Touch, navigation system, and a powered lift-gate.

Standard safety features for the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid include front side/side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, integrated blind spot mirrors, antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, 911 Assist through Sync on your smartphone, and MyKey for setting a speed and stereo volume limit. Optional safety features include rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and automatic parallel parking system.

The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid price range is at $25,100 to $28,100. In comparing to the Prius, the C-Max Hybrid has lesser cargo space plus the Prius’ cabin is much quieter. The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid however is a bit more efficient, and faster at running purely on electricity.


Jul-14-2013

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid: Revolutionizing Car Ownership Costs

31One of the greatest achievements that Ford could boast of at the current times is their creation of a hybrid plugin car. It is very apparent that issues on fuel costs as well clean energy sources has been influencing many car makers to shift to the electric  or even just the hybrid types. The result now is a bigger range of option for those who are planning to buy a car that could be deemed as a wise investment. With the launch of the new 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid, the Prius plugin hybrid and Chevy Volt finally has a worthy competitor.

Is this car really the perfect one for us? Many of those who will look more on what is under the hood would definitely see its real value. The appearance of the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid would give a hint of resemblance to the Ford Fiesta. This is understandable since it really has been patterned after it. The car has been designed to be high. On the driver’s seat, it would give lots of headroom due to its rising roofline. Passengers could also enjoy more head room and a legroom that is quite not available in many of Ford models.

In terms of performance, the powertrains of this car consists of a 2-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor that gives out 118 HP. The combined power of these two would yield a total of 188 HP which is fairly good for those who have regular driving needs.  Many of us will be surprised by its MPGe rating which has been tested to be at 108 city/92 highway/100 combined. On city roads, it drives like a regular electric car which is quiet but responsive to acceleration pushes.

It takes at least 2 hours to charge the batteries of this car but it will be worth it if we will be running 18 miles or less per day. The distance between visits to the gas station could be increased and therefore more savings would be accumulated. This is why ownership of the new 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid is being seen as easier and economical.