2013 Ford C-MAX Energi has insane range
The new 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi plug in hybrid will have an incredible range when using its gasoline powerplant and storage. With the ability to drive 550 miles, the C-MAX Energi will rarely need to stop for fuel. Since the vehicle is a plug-in hybrid (PIH), the need to top off the tank will be even further diminished. Due to the PIH drivetrain Ford is claiming a 95 miles to the gallon equivalency. In other words, if you use the car the way it is intended that will be about what your fuel economy would equate to if the vehicle were gasoline powered only.
Ford C-MAX vs Mazda 5
The Ford C-MAX Energi is similar in many ways to a Mazda model that has been on the market for many years. The Mazda 5 has had a similar layout and has remained a niche vehicle. On the contrary, this Ford was planned as a hybrid with an emphasis on fuel economy, rather than family practicality. For that reason it may make its mark and find new buyers the Mazda has not already garnered.