2013 Ford C-Max Energi
Set to go on sale this fall, the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi will have a starting MSRP of $32,950, and it is also expected to qualify for a $3,750 federal tax credit and even a $1,500 tax credit for California residents. Using Ford's retail website, we were able to configure a decked-out C-Max Energi, and it topped out at $37,930 including the panoramic sunroof, White Platinum exterior color and all of the tech goodies part of a $2,495 303A equipment group that includes navigation, hands-free power liftgate and active park assist
While the pricing alone for the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid is only slightly more than the smaller Toyota Prius Plug-In, some of the stats for the plug-in C-Max are even more impressive. Ford claims that the C-Max Energi will have a miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating of 95 matching the plug-in Prius, but it is expected to have an all-electric driving range of 20 miles - almost doubling the Prius' 11-mile all-electric range. The C-Max Energi can be plugged into either a 120-volt outlet or a 240-volt charging station, but Ford has yet to release official charging times.
“The Ford C-MAX Energi is within financial reach for those who want a hybrid, but is also something customers will want to reach for because of its unique look and amazing value,” said Michael O’Brien, Ford electrified vehicle marketing manager. “It offers exceptional fuel economy, better features and a better price tag than a Prius plug-in hybrid, which we think will help make C-MAX Energi one of our most attractive vehicles for import customers.”