Friday, January 11, 2013

What's important to know about the Ford C-MAX Hybrid

The all-new 2013 C-MAX is the first dedicated hybrid line of vehicles from Ford in North America — and the first of the multi-activity vehicle (MAV) entries. While there is no universal definition, a MAV is a vehicle that combines the best features of a smaller vehicle with the versatility and flexibility of a sedan. Consider these features when describing the C-MAX line of vehicles as MAVs:

Small-car attributes:
• Sporty, responsive handling
• Maneuverability
• Fuel efficiency

Sedan-like attributes:
• Smooth ride
• Comfortable seating for 5 passengers
• Cargo-carrying capability

Model Lineup
• SE Hybrid and SEL Hybrid

Performance and Handling

• 88-kW electric traction motor
• All-new 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine
• EcoCruise
• Electric generator motor
• Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) with pull-drift compensation and active nibble control
• Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT)
– Grade assist
• Lithium-ion battery
• Regenerative Braking System with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
• Torque Vectoring Control

Safety and Security

• AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Curve Control
• MyKey
• Seven standard airbags
– Driver knee airbag
– Dual-stage front airbags
– Front-seat side airbags
– Side-curtain airbags

Comfort and Convenience

• 110-volt AC outlet
• Active park assist
• Forward Sensing System
• Hands-free power liftgate
• HD Radio™
• Intelligent Access with push-button start
• Next-generation SmartGauge with EcoGuide configurable dual LCD instrument clusters
• Rain-sensing windshield wipers
• Rear view camera
• Reverse Sensing System
• SiriusXM Satellite Radio
• SYNC with MyFord and SYNC with MyFord Touch
• Voice-activated Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link Services


• Environmental features
• NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) features
• Unique component warranties

Design and Styling

• Ambient lighting
• Panoramic fixed-glass roof
• Sophisticated and modern interior
• Sporty, kinetic exterior design

Class Exclusive Features

• AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Curve Control
• Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
• Easy Fuel capless fuel filler
• Integrated blind spot mirrors
• Lithium-ion battery
• MyKey
• Available Forward Sensing System
• Available hands-free power liftgate
• Available leather-trimmed seats
• Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
• Available RCA video input jacks
• Available Reverse Sensing System
• Available SD card reader
• Available dual USB ports
• Available Wi-Fi® capability

Best in Class Features

• 188-net hybrid system horsepower (combined output of both the gasoline engine and electric traction motor)

(1) Class is Small Hybrid Vehicles vs. 2012 competitors.

NOTE: See the latest Dealer Ordering Guide for feature availability.