|The Ford CMax Hybrid is offered at Gresham Ford|
The all-new 2013 C-MAX is different looking Ford's other sedans and SUVs - that's because the CMAX is a Multi-Activity Vehicle. This is the first dedicated hybrid line of vehicles from Ford in North America — and the first of the multi-activity vehicles. After visiting the Portland Auto Show it appears that MAV's are making a big impact here in the northwest and may be here to say. So what is a MAV? There is no universal definition however there are some things that everyone agrees upon. A MAV is a vehicle that combines the best features of a smaller vehicle with the versatility and flexibility of a sedan. For instance the Ford CMax has many small-car attributes like a sporty, responsive handling and feel as well as fantastic maneuverability which is important when you are trying to parallel park in the Pearl District of Portland. The best aspect from my viewpoint is the fuel efficiency of the Ford CMax Hybrid - 47mpg combined highway and city. Ford has worked hard to make these MAVs lighter and better the technology in order to achieve these surprising MPG numbers.
|The Ford CMax has more horsepower|
|You won't feel the CMax shift|
The CMax combines power from the engine and electric motor to drive the wheels and get that fantastic MPG. Ford has designed the Ford CMax with a Electronically Controlled Continously Variable Transmission that effectively eliminates the noticeable upshifts and downshifts of conventional transmissions, providing smoother operation. It makes sense if you remove the gears you would also create a smooth ride accompanied by impressive fuel economy. The ECVT signals the VSC (Vehicle System Controller) to shut down the gasoline engine at low speeds and idle so the electric traction motor alone drives the vehicle and all of this happens without you doing anything. The CMax is possibly the smartest vehicle in the marketplace. It uses one planetary gearset for all the ratio changes, unlike other CVTs that use a steel link belt to provide continuous ratio changes this means less maintenance concerns for you in the long run as well.
|The Ford CMax has lots of room for you and your things|
Ford has even spent considerable time work to reduce noise in the cabin and has done a fantastic job by providing the thick hood blanket that helps reduce powertrain NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) levels. The side door glass is thick and provides further improvement to the quiet interior environment. The rear cargo isolation in carpet and trim helps lower interior noise as well and combined they do a fantastic job to keeping the inside of your vehicle quiet.
|The Ford CMax has better technology and better MPG|
|The CMax is the "in between" vehicle you have been wanting|
|CMax just handles better|