Ford Motor Co. says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially certified the new Ford C-MAX Hybrid at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined fuel economy, which equates to a range of 570 miles on a single tank of gasoline.
‘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,’ says Joe Bakaj, Ford's vice president of powertrain engineering.
C-MAX Hybrid offers unique features such as SmartGauge with EcoGuide, which provides drivers with information such as instantaneous fuel economy to help them more closely monitor how their driving behavior affects the vehicle's efficiency. The SmartGauge Brake Coach feature helps drivers optimize their use of the braking system so that driving range can be enhanced.
The vehicle, which is currently available for order at all Ford dealers, has a base price of $25,995, including destination and delivery.