Ford’s all-new C-MAX Hybrid is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined.
This means the C-MAX returns up to 7 mpg more than a comparable Toyota Prius v.
This certification makes the C-MAX Hybrid the first hybrid vehicle to offer 47 mpg across the board. Hybrids have traditionally been more economical in city driving than on the highway, unlike conventional vehicles.
The C-MAX Hybrid, however, is said by the EPA to return the same fuel economy whether driving cross-country or across the city – stemming mostly from a growing list of innovations that have helped the vehicle to deliver an impressive list of metrics, such as a top speed of up to 62 mph in EV mode.
Among those Ford innovations are the patented SmartGauge with EcoGuide that coaches for top fuel efficiency by providing growing green leaves in the gauge cluster as a reward for economical driving; and ECO Cruise, a feature that helps optimize powertrain elements for convenient yet economical highway travel.
The C-MAX Hybrid is expected to be America’s most affordable hybrid utility vehicle when it arrives at dealerships later this year with a base price of $25,995, including destination and delivery.