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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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C-Max Hybrid Review & video - TTAC

Review: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid (Video) - TheTruthAboutCars
By Alex L. Dykes on December 14, 2012

"Instead of sharing heavily with the Focus hatch as you might assume, the C-MAX shares parts and interior styling with the 2013 Escape...
...Unlike the Prius, you won’t find any thin, hard, weight saving plastics in the cabin. There are no blue-tinted transparent button arrays, no shifter joystick and no center-mounted disco dash either. Instead you will find a premium cabin that would pass muster in any $30,000 vehicle and looks notably more premium than the Lexus CT 200h. The Prius on the other hand is full of plastics and fabrics more at home in a $16,000 econo-box."

"Coupled with a Focus derived suspension, the tires help the C-MAX set a new benchmark for hybrid handling easily besting the CT 200h."

"This new battery allows the C-MAX to drive electric only up to 62MPH vs the 34MPH of the Prius. In addition, the C-MAX doesn’t need you to be as gentle on the throttle as the Prius or the older Ford hybrids."

"...a Prius... the C-MAX sprints to 60MPH 2 seconds faster posting a solid 7 second run to highway speeds. I’d like to compare it to the Prius V and Lexus CT 200h, but I gave up after 9.5 seconds."

"Ford’s sound deadening measures are extensive and make the C-MAX the quietest hybrid this side of the insane LS 600hL."


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Re: C-Max Hybrid Review & video - TTAC

He talks fast (to get his message across in limited time) but it was very informative.
Please upload a better copy: the last couple of minutes are missing the audio.
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This is an impressive vehicle for Ford. Maybe they can offer a CNG version if possible.

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Re: C-Max Hybrid Review & video - TTAC

Nice video (except the last few minutes) for the C-Max and for Ford. I would buy this car over the Toyota without question or buyers remorse.
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