First Look: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
I recently had the opportunity to spend a day driving a 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid, one of the newest hybrid vehicles to hit the market. Ford claims that this new C-MAX hybrid achieves an impressive 47 MPG rating in both highway and city driving, and I did get the chance to put that to the test as I drove throughout Northern Colorado as part of the 2013 Green Car Convoy, an event sponsored by the Colorado Auto Dealers Association (CADA) and the CADA-backedÂ Clear the Air Foundation, which “strives to effectively lessen the amount of pollution emitted by old or not properly maintained vehicles on Coloradoâ€™s roads.”
I’ll be posting more impressions of tyhe 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid as bit later this week, but it’s safe to say that Ford has fielded a competitive entry in the hybrid vehicle market. I can tell you this much already: I already like the C-MAX hybrid for being a tangible manifestation of Ford’s desire to make more cars available across global markets, as the C-MAX has been available for years in the European market. It’s nice to see Ford bringing the C-MAX — along with its attractive Â ‘Kinetic Design’ exterior styling — to the states. Remember when hybrid vehicles were boxy and ungainly affairs that stood out as egg-shaping vehicular oddities? The C-MAX hybrid shows that automakers are making hybrid vehicles that blend in with non-hybrid vehicles, which is a good thing in my book. Check this space for a more in-depth look at the 2013 C-MAX hybrid in the near future.