Sunday, August 18, 2013

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Now Labelled At 43 Combined MPG

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
The revised 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid label will carry an EPA combined fuel economy value of 43 mpg topping the combined label value of 42 mpg for the Toyota Prius v. Ford is changing the way it tests and labels the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid for fuel economy to better match performance and improve customer satisfaction.

Because this voluntary step results in miles-per-gallon values different from the original C-MAX Hybrid label, Ford also is making a goodwill payment to current C-MAX Hybrid owners for the estimated average fuel cost of the difference between the two labels. Customers who purchased their vehicle will receive a check from Ford for $550. Customers who leased their vehicle will receive a check for $325.

Ford said it's upgrading the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid with powertrain software that will result in a more efficient transmission drive ratio, a new hood seal, front and rear tire deflectors, A-pillar moldings and the addition of rear lift gate deflectors to improve vehicle aerodynamics and new engine oil with reduced friction. The enhancements to the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid, which goes on sale in December, are expected to improve customers’ on-road fuel economy, especially at highway speeds.

Ford sold 53,014 electrified vehicles through July, up 392 percent from a year ago with two-thirds of buyers coming from imports.