The Ford C-Max has enjoyed early success in Oregon and around the United States. The C-MAX Hybrid combines real-car performance and hybrid efficiency with cargo capacity and several technology features for a fun-to-drive experience. Other economy hybrid vehicles can feel cheap and don't provide room for multiple people, dogs, groceries and life.
Unlike many other hybrid cars the Ford C-Max uses power-split architecture that allows the electric motor and gas-powered engine to work together or separately to maximize efficiency. It's incredibly zippy and capable of getting you to 85 mph in full electric battery mode. You won't slow down traffic on hills, you will be leading the pack with the instant torque provided by the electric power.
The Toyota Prius line has a slightly revised exterior for 2015. However, the updates don’t do much to change things that really count. C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi come standard with SmartGauge® with EcoGuide, which allows you to tailor the vehicle information display to fit your needs. The Prius and Prius Plug-in have a somewhat similar feature but the CMax SmartGauge shares more detail and allows for more tailoring of information.
The Ford C-Max hybrid has been designed specifically to operate at peak fuel efficiency. Utilizing a “5-stroke” combustion process that is more efficient than a conventional 4-stroke gasoline engine. The 4-valve-per-cylinder design slightly delays intake valve closing, significantly increasing the gasoline engine’s energy conversion efficiency, producing more mileage out of each gallon of gasoline you will notice. Unlike other hybrid vehicles the CMax shuts off when it is not needed to help reduce both emissions and fuel consumption. The oxygen sensor analyzes the air/fuel ratio and adjusts the fuel delivery to help minimize emissions as well.
We think you will agree once you drive the Ford CMax and appreciate the real world comfort and fuel economy it provides without compromising performance. Stop by Gresham Ford for more information or to test drive one for yourself.