In addition to the announcement about the 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi's EV mode, Ford has also announced that the non plug-in version, the C-MAX hybrid is rated at 47 mpg. The 2013 C-MAX hybrid is EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined, which beats the Toyota Prius v by up to 7 mpg.
The certification is significant because it makes C-MAX Hybrid the first hybrid vehicle to offer 47 mpg across the board. "The all-new C-MAX Hybrid is a great symbol of how Ford has transformed into a fuel-economy and technology leader with 47 mpg across the board and a highway rating 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v," said Ford Vice President of Powertrain Engineering Joe Bakaj. "We've done this with innovation - represented by nearly 500 hybrid patents - while driving costs down 30 percent so we can bring these fuel-saving vehicles to more customers."
The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid is expected to be America's most affordable hybrid utility vehicle with a base price of $25,995, which is $1,300 lower than Toyota Prius v.
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