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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.


Jun-10-2014

2014 Ford Focus Electric: The Plugin with Much Road Flair

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Despite being a plugin compact, you won’t feel any hesitations for the 2014 Ford Focus Electric. Based heavily on the 2014 Focus Titanium, the Focus Electric offers a plush interior with much style and appeal. Many of the optional features on the regular Focus come standard in the Focus Electric. Although the Focus Electric is limited in cargo capacity because of its rechargeable battery, the nice cabin with its high quality materials pretty much makes up for it. You are sure to like the interior features offered by the 2014 Ford Focus Electric. Inside, you’ll find heated seats, eco-friendly cloth upholstery, power locks and windows, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, cruise control, dual zone climate control, an adjustable driver seat.

For its dashboard, the Focus Electric has electronic features that include Ford Sync, an 8” screen with MyFord Touch interface, a navigation system, a 9-speaker Sony audio system with CD player, HD and satellite radio, and Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link.

For its engine, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric uses a 107KW electric motor connected to a lithium ion battery at its trunk. This setup generates an output of 143 horsepower and 181 lbs. of torque. This engine has a front drivetrain. It is estimated that the Focus Electric can go up to 76 miles on a full charge with a top speed of 84 mph. It will take about four hours to fully charge the battery if plugged in a 240V outlet. On a 120V outlet, it takes longer which is about 18 hours.

According to critics, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric delivers a ride experience that is smooth but pretty sharp. Its acceleration is pretty good and it handles well enough to maneuver through traffic, something which you normally don’t expect in a plugin car.


Jun-03-2014

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Energi: The Combination of Power and Efficiency

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The 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi provides lasting power with its built in lithium ion battery combined with an electric motor and a gasoline engine. Its Regenerative Braking System makes it possible for you to recharge the lithium-ion battery that powers the electric motor. Since the gasoline engine isn’t running all the time, this car allows you to go the extra mile without needing to refuel every now and then. The car’s plug-in capability allows you to charge it overnight with the standard 120-volt outlet in your house or for 2 and a half hours with an available 240-volt charging station.

One of the most amazing features of the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi is the EV mode. This allows the driver to switch from driving in gasoline only, electric only or the combination of both.

The handling of the C-Max Hybrid energy is exceptional for a hybrid. According to test drivers, the car provides you a comfortable yet firm riding experience. Reviewers also say that the car has a firm feel on its pedal and has strong brakes. The cabin of this car looks elegant and sleek. However, it does not provide adequate space for four passengers with tall frames in terms of its head- and legroom. The cargo area is considered to be among the smallest in the wagon class.

Some of the standard features of the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi include a beautiful six-speaker audio system for that premium audio experience, a USB port and built-in Bluetooth, rear parking sensors and a satellite radio. It is also equipped with a MyFord Touch system. It is a combination of information and entertainment systems which allows you to connect your mobile devices via USB port and send commands through a voice recognition tool. It also helps the driver with its park assist and navigation controls.


Jun-01-2014

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE: Drive with Pleasure and Peak Performance

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These days, driving can be rather hard to enjoy because of the prices of gas and the environmental issues connected to driving that has been weighing in the minds of many, which is such a shame. Driving, in and of itself, used to be something that folks could be happy with and was enough to lift the spirit. With the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE though, that can be the case again. Just to point out, this model is a hybrid that also comes with a lot of powerful features that will make driving incredibly easy and incredibly enjoyable. People think that hybrids will be no fun because they lack in simply, raw muscle but that is simply not the case with this model.

Slick and stylish is how the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE would be described if it wasn’t so sophisticated at the same time, thus resulting in a mix of fun and professionalism. Seriously, you can drive this fine formed car to work and people would just stare and stare. At the same time, taking it to a party or any other informal occasions would also draw some stunned adoration.

For what you are going to be enjoying while inside the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, the space is probably going to come as a huge surprise, owing mostly to the fact that there is so much of it for you to use. Next would be the excellent quality of the materials which would then allow you to enjoy some much needed comfort.

With a serious I4 pumping up the electric powerhouse of the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, you are getting way more than just efficiency with this baby. You are getting efficiency plus power and control that goes beyond amazing once you get behind the wheel and go.


May-16-2014

2014 Ford Focus Electric: A Modern, Savvy Electric Vehicle

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Ford gives you the plugin version of the 2014 Focus compact car, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric. The Ford Focus Electric marks a first for Ford – the company’s first venture into the all-electric car arena. While the Focus Electric has a higher price and smaller cargo area, it makes up for it with other impressive features. The interior of the 2014 Ford Focus Electric deserves a lot of praise, being based on the regular Focus’ Titanium trim. One particular area deserving praise is the instrument cluster which features three panels. With this, both driver and front passenger can easily view a multitude of vehicle information like remaining energy, maximum range, even a driving coach.

The 2014 Ford Focus Electric is pretty loaded when it comes to interior features. You get heated seats, eco-friendly cloth upholstery, power locks and windows, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, cruise control, dual zone climate control, reverse sensing system and an adjustable driver seat. You also have electronic features like Ford Sync, an 8” screen with the MyFord Touch interface, a navigation system, a 9-speaker Sony audio system with CD player, HD and satellite radio, and Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link.

As a plugin, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric makes use of a 107KW electric motor that is connected to an LG lithium ion battery. The maximum possible output is 123 horsepower and 181 lbs. of torque. The battery features a liquid heating/cooling system which keeps the battery at an optimal temperature regardless of the outside climate. The Focus Electric requires a four-hour charging time for its battery when plugged in a 240V outlet. Charging time is longer if on a 120V outlet, about 18 hours.

For those looking for a plugin, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric is a good car to have. It retains most of the nice exterior found on the Focus. The hi-tech features it has are also very impressive.


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.


May-03-2014

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: A Commendable Plug-in Car that Comes with Finesse

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If you are in search for a fuel-efficient sedan for your family, the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE is worth acquiring. The Energi SE is a plug-in electric model of the Ford Fusion which can run up to 22 miles at high speed using only electric power. The Energi SE including other Fusion models for 2014 are featured with stunning appeal and loads of sophisticated electronic options for audio and communications. The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE is commanded by a 2.0-liter inline-4-cylinder with permanent AC synchronous magnet motor, continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a front-wheel drive. This car provides a 141-hp at 6000 rpm; combined total system output of 188-hp and 129 pound-feet torque at 4000 rpm.

The Fusion Energi SE comes with a lithium-ion battery that is recharged using an AC outlet. Recharging time is projected at 2.5 hours using a 240-volt power outlet or 7 hours through a 120-volt power outlet.

The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE has similar styling with the Fusion Hybrid which includes extensive aerodynamic features and greatly enhanced solid paint colors. Standard exterior features of the Fusion Energi SE include fog lights, LED taillights, integrated spotter mirrors, chrome grille, halogen projector headlamps, solar tinted glass and roof-mounted antenna.

Notable standard equipment for the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE include climate control, telescoping/tilt steering wheel, CD player, AM/FM radio, auxiliary input, SYNC voice-controlled wireless interface, 17-inch wheels, rear air vents, 10-way power driver seat and 6-speaker audio system.

Optional equipment that are modified to offer car safety and provide comfortable commutes include navigation system, reverse sensing system, active park assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping system, windshield-mounted camera and adaptive cruise control.


Mar-24-2014

2014 Ford Focus Electric: For Thrilling Efficiency on the Road

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When talking about how your car is likely to affect your day, the most common response among those who are driving cars that they do not like is that their days gets absolutely ruined. The cost for gas ruins their day, the slow speed ruins their day, and the clunky handling ruins their day. Basically, if the car is not ideal for effective driving, the car is likely to ruin their day. This is why the 2014 Ford Focus Electric is definitely the car for those who do not want their day to be ruined since it has features that can make any day satisfying. The details found here are only among some of the most important that you will want to know about.

Based on how people react to cars they see on the road, the exterior features of the 2014 Ford Focus Electric were carefully crafted to provide customers with the utmost satisfaction. The carved style of the body insures that drag is reduced while also giving it a nice presence. The grille, bumper and everything else give it its attitude. The balance due to the materials and frame then make handling smooth.

Of course, it is when you get into the car that you can really get a feel for how satisfied you will be. With the 2014 Ford Focus Electric and the dimensional benefits that it offers along with the materials and the amenities, satisfaction is practically guaranteed. On top of that, there is the design for cozy driving.

On top of everything else, the suspension and electric motor of the 2014 Ford Focus Electric insures that you have plenty of controllable power that will guarantee fast, effective driving. No longer will the handling give you problems nor will the cost of fuel be an issue.


Feb-12-2014

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE: Efficiency of Dreams

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In this day and age, people cannot save enough money to be used for essential things, and when it comes to the matter of vehicles, you can be assured that you will want to save as much fuel as you can. As such, it is therefore advised that you should choose vehicles that can present you with the best prospects of achieving such a goal. This is what you are here to learn. There is no need to be concerned too much however, as the details that you need to know are fairly basic. But as you will know when it comes to the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE though, these details are no less effective at the purposes there are intended for.

As a vehicle of imagery, the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE is a model that follows the philosophy that closely adheres to elegance and grace as opposed to senseless posturing. That is to say, the vehicle is nicely set, is attractive in every sense and present functionality in its features. Apart from that though, there is also a distinctive aura to the model that draws out your confidence.

For the interior though, there is an admittedly greater cause for guilt in terms of providing you with luxury since the designers of the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE saw to it that you would be as comfortable as possible. The dimensions are vastly accommodating and the materials are well worth the price. As for the design, driving has never been less taxing.

With the engine of the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE being an I-4 model which is paired with an excellent lithium-ion battery, power as well as efficiency in use of energy is assured. With every level of acceleration comes exhilaration without costs that would inflame your passion.


Feb-06-2014

2014 Ford Focus Electric: High-Tech Features and Impressive Driving Experience

Highly-ranked as one of the most dependable electric vehicles (EV) that offers strong acceleration and snug interior, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric surely has what it takes to survive upscale small cars competition in the market today. Test drivers are even well-pleased by the conventional styling, comfort driving experience and precise steering this EV offers. The 2014 Ford Focus Electric provides everything a normal gas-powered vehicle can offer. Gained an impressive ranking in the selection of the highly regarded hybrid cars by auto reviewers, the Focus Electric is powered by an electric motor linked to a single-speed transmission that delivers a strong eco-friendly power to generate 143-horsepower. The Focus Electric has an EPA-rate of 110 MPGe city and 99 MPGe highway on a fully-charged battery while delivering accurate steering and strong brakes.

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Fully-charged Ford Focus Electric has the capability to reach 76 miles. Using 120-volt home power outlet, the Focus Electric’s battery charging time takes 20 hours but when you utilize the optional 240-volt power in quick charging stations available the standard charging time at home is reduced to about four hours.

For interior styling, the 2014 Ford Focus Electric has premium materials with leather upholstered seats. It also has the comfortable power-adjustable seat for the driver. Impressive tech features are also present like the MyFord touch-screen Infotainment system with Bluetooth capability for smartphones and audio navigation, SYNC, HD/Satellite Radio, 9-speaker Premium Sony sound, navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control and a control panel which is customizable.

For reliability and safety standard, standard features of the Focus Electric include dedicated airbags system for driver/passengers, traction control, turn signal mirrors, 4-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control, child safety locks and 4-wheel anti-lock brake system.


Jan-16-2014

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: Save on Money and Fuel

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Ford’s plugin car makes a return for next year, the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi. For those who would want it and also with a little extra, you can get the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE trim. The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE is a hybrid plugin midsized car with room for up to four passengers. Because of the space required for its battery, its cargo space is only small at 8 ft3. Its seats come standard in leather upholstery and are heated, with an option to have them ventilated. Not only are they comfortable, there is also good amount of head and legroom both at the front and at the rear.

Choose between two available trims, Luxury and Titanium. Luxury trim models have auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone climate control, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, plus electronic features like a trip computer, 8” touchscreen with MyFord Touch, and a 6-speaker audio system w/ CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod interface.

Titanium models add features like keyless entry, sporty front seats, and an upgraded 12-speaker audio system with HD radio.

The powertrain of the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE is a 2.0L engine connected to an electric motor with an output of 195 horsepower. The Fusion Energi can run on pure electricity alone for a considerable distance, afterwards it switches automatically to its gasoline engine. The Fusion Energi has an acceleration rate from zero to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds. You can charge the battery by plugging it on a 120V outlet which will take 7.5 hours. On a 240V outlet using a special charger, it will only take about 2 ½ hours.

The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE is at its best during city driving. Its hybrid powertrain conserves energy while you’re slow-moving during heavy traffic, saving you fuel. The hybrid powertrain is also very quiet, which adds comfort to the ride experience.


Dec-29-2013

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE: King of the Hybrids

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Here’s what the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE has going for it: excellent fuel economy, the best safety features, top of the line technology, and world-class style. If you think it lacks in performance so it can provide efficiency, you’d be mistaken! Those who are currently looking into the hybrid sedan market might have initially found the practical choices a bit too few for their liking. If you take out the cars with a sky-high price tag, this is even truer. But with the arrival of the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, this car has got you covered. It’s a great hybrid sedan with all the style, safety, and substance you need, minus the premium price.

The Fusion Hybrid SE received a perfect score for overall crash protection and frontal protection, and a near-perfect score for side protection. New options introduced for the 2014 models include a heated steering wheel, inflatable rear seatbelts, and ventilated front seats.

Hybrids still remain the top choice for those conscious of fuel economy. It has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor which pushes the Fusion Hybrid SE to get its estimated 47mpg (city, highway, and combined). Take special note of this because other hybrids only do great when they’re driven in the city.

So why get the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE instead of the other hybrids? Just take a look at it and you won’t be asking that question anymore. It has a sleek and quiet refinement about it, with great composure and superior interiors. Even those who are just looking generally at midsize sedans should take a drive in the Fusion Hybrid SE and they just might be converted.


Dec-17-2013

2013 Ford Focus Electric: Roomy Upscale Car

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Ford cars are one of the most reliable and upscale cars in the world. And with the hype of eco-friendly cars, Ford gives its crown jewel – the Ford Focus Electric. The all-electric 2013 Ford Focus Electric is powered by a 143 horsepower lithium-ion battery mated to a single-speed automatic transmission. Charging of the car’s battery may be done in two ways: with the use of 120-volt outlet or a home charging station which gives off faster time for charging. The five-passenger Ford Focus electric is a hatchback offered in one trim only.

As mentioned, the 2013 Ford Focus is capable of seating up to five passengers and comes in with heated front seats. Buyers may opt to have leather trimmed front bucket seats and a six-way power adjustable driver seat. Inside the Focus electric is a very spacious cabin that gives passengers with enough room for head, shoulder and leg. Other standard features enclosed with the 2013 Ford Focus Electric include dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, MyKey safety system while its entertainment system includes nine-speaker Sony stereo, MyFord Touch, voice-activated SYNC infotainment system, satellite radio, navigation and HD radio.

When it comes to cargo space, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric comes in with a 14.5 cubic feet area found just behind the car’s rear seats. Adding up to the space is another 33.9 cubic feet of space for cargo behind the car’s front seats.

This upscale car has been equipped with Ford’s MyKey system together with its standard safety features such as airbags (driver, side head, passenger, and side), 4-wheel ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, child safety locks and integrated turn signal mirrors.


Dec-14-2013

2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: A Greater Type of Hybrid

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Among hybrids, reaching the 40 MPG rating is an achievement that is already considered as a big thing. However, what if this mileage is doubled or even tripled? The good news is that when it comes to this matter, the new 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE might just be the perfect car for you to choose. It is a hybrid that has surpassed the Fusion Hybrid SE in terms of mileage, performance, and handling on the road. Under its hood, we should expect to see a 2 liter gas engine that has been paired with an electric motor. It is able to put out a combined power of 195 HP which exceeds of course the Ford Hybrid SE. This electric motor gets its juice from the lithium-ion battery pack which is visibly larger than the one that we have seen previously.

Due to the special CVT system that has been integrated into the powertrain, it has an improved capability of reaching desired levels of speeds from. The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE is capable of a 0 to 60 MPH run in just 8 seconds. This is something that you will not normally expect in a hybrid car. Its mileage rating of 108/92 MPG is hard to beat in the category of hybrids.

The gas engine kicks up once the juice of the battery has been used up and the 21 mile range has been achieved. By charging it for 2.5 hours per day on 240-V outlet, you can really save at least half a gallon of fuel if your regular road travels take less than 60 miles daily.

Once you come inside this Ford car, you will be amazed at the wealth of tech, luxury, and safety features that are found there. Keyless entry, remote ignition, voice activated MyFord with SYNC, heated seats and steering wheel, and many more are standard features on this Ford hybrid. Yes, you will have to spend more on this car. The starting MSRP has been seen at $38,700 which is several notches up the price of a Ford Hybrid SE. No matter what the case may be, the advantages and benefits that you will get could eventually justify the amount that you will use to buy this car.


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.


Sep-08-2013

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Topping the List for Midsize Hybrid Sedans

14If you are looking for a midsize sedan that slightly deviates from the normal and ordinary features with some extra luxurious options and great looks, then the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the perfect choice for you. The name Ford Fusion has always been a top contender for most midsize sedans and with this latest offering, it sure secures its spot on the top list. One will surely turn their heads with 2013 Fusion Hybrid exterior styling. Its new design sports a handsome look with a sheer grille, curvy sheet metal and bigger body. The frames are sturdier for safety and better driving experience. Aside from the good looks, the Fusion Hybrid also gives its users more rooms for passengers.

Ford has also equipped the 2013 Fusion Hybrid with technological advancements. Some of its high technology features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, automated parking assist, Sync voice command system and the latest improvement of the MyFord Touch system.

From the dash to the seats, one can really tell that Ford had equipped its Fusion Hybrid with nothing but high quality materials. It also features an adjustable power driver seat giving drivers to drive the Fusion Hybrid at their most comfortable position. Passengers are equally comfortable as well even during long drives as 2013 Ford Fusion provides them with enough head, leg and shoulder rooms for better movement and positioning.

Under the Ford Fusion Hybrid’s hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. With such power system, it gives the Fusion Hybrid with 188 horsepower to its front wheels via CVT (continuously variable transmission). The estimated EPA fuel economy for this power system is rated at 47/47/47 mpg city/highway/combined.


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.


Aug-10-2013

2013 Ford Escape Hybrid: Replaced and Upgraded

24If many are expecting for a2013 Escape Hybrid to appear in the market this year, it will not going to happen. Because Ford already stopped developing this model, rather, they are presenting a new one as a replacement. This new model is likely similar with their forthcoming C-Max Hybrid model, only that it is going to be offered as a gas-electric version. The Hybrid replacement will offer three options, a 2.5-liter inline four cylinder that can generate 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque, an Ecoboost 1.6-liter four cylinder engine that can produce 173 horsepower and 174 pound-feet torque and a 2.0-liter Ecoboost on 237 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.

All engines have only six-speed automatic transmission offered. In addition, the new Ford Escape Hybrid replacement is believed that it can tow a load of up to 3,500 pounds.

For the other features, the new Ford Escape will have the latest SYNC technology together with the MyFord infotainment system. This model has also an active park assist and a Blind Spot Information System. Inside, it will now have a more roomy cargo space.

The move of Ford to revamp and completely replace their Escape Hybrid might be, at some point, will become a regrettable decision since the outgoing model is one of the most popular Escape option for many customers.

However, Ford insisted that the move to replace the Hybrid is a way to give customers with an EV choice over their range as they believed that most customers now are now thinking fuel economy beyond all others. But, with the mentioned attributes of this “new” 2013 Ford Escape Hybrid, it’s not just a fuel efficient car anymore but a new technology.


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.