Ford C-max Energi plug-in hybrid receives 100 MPGe rating

Release Date: October 2012 - Now Available!
MSRP: $32,950
Battery Pack Size: 7.6 kWh
Electric Range: 21 miles (EPA rated)
MPGe: 100 MPGe
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Ford Cmax Energi infograph showing mpg ratings

Ford had initially estimated the C-max Energi plug-in hybrid would achieve a rating of more than 100 MPGe, and then Ford lowered those ratings back in July. Now it’s official. The EPA has tested and rated the Ford C-max Energi, and it’s received a combined rating of 100 MPGe combined.

The Ford C-max Energi plug-in hybrid is rated at 92MPGe on the highway, and 108MPGe in the city. That makes the C-max Energi North America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid. For comparison, the Toyota Prius Plugin gets 95 MPGe and the Chevy Volt plug-in get 98 MPGe.

The Ford C-max Energi is slated to go on sale later this year, and Ford has ground to make up. 1652 Prius Plug-in hybrids were sold last month, and the Chevy Volt sold 2,851 Volts.

Ford did sell 969 units of the Cmax Hybrid (non plug-in) in September, which does show that people like the design and features of Ford’s new compact crossover vehicle.

The Ford C-max Energi is America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid. Available later this fall, prices start at $29,995. The C-max Energi is part of Ford’s first plug-in hybrid and is part of Ford first hybrid-only line of vehicles.

1 Comment on "Ford C-max Energi plug-in hybrid receives 100 MPGe rating"

  1. I went to see C-Max Hybrid last weekend. The Energi isn’t available yet but the body should very similar. We found the trunk to have LESS space than the LEAF. Great leg room in rear seats though. They seem to have sacrificed trunk room for leg room.

    I didn’t like the build quality of the rear seats.

    Front of vehicle and its gizzmos look awesome.

    I’m not so excited by the possibility of the C-Max energi now I’ve seen the c-max ‘in the flesh’

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