Last post on Aug 18, 2013 at 1:06 PM
You are in the Ford C-Max Hybrid
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Ford C-Max, Van
#5 of 14 Re: Owner mileage... [bwayno1]
Dec 14, 2012 (10:15 am)
In New York City the highway speed limit is 50mph, and I go with the flow which is 60. Luckily keeping below 62 to keep in EV mode works for me, though I found just like you slowly accelerating and keeping in EV mode especially on the highway your right foot must apply the weight of a feather. And you can't stay in the left lane and pass cars driving like this.
#6 of 14 Looks more like 32 mpg
Dec 21, 2012 (1:16 pm)
New C Max with average city driving now in the range of 32-33 mpg. I checked again at a local Ford dealer and the C Max window sticker in the show room still states 47 mpg. Shouldn't the EPA be looking into this?
#7 of 14 ridiculous mileage discrepancy
Dec 22, 2012 (11:19 am)
We have about 3000 miles, with moderate all around driving in metro Atlanta. Mileage is 36. Especially disappointed in highway mileage - over 63 yields less than an non-hybrid civic, and a number of other cars, and painfully close to a BMW!!! Back and forth to Birmingham last week at 70 - 75 mph, and could barely make 36 mpg. A Prius V will easily best that by 6 to 10 mph. In the south, there is no reasonable way to drive on rural freeways in the low 60's without being a safety hazard and 18 wheeler bait. The fact that the car stays out of EV mode until warmed up also means that short trips - say 2 to 5 miles - tend to yield poor mileage - other hybrids the opposite! WE have never been close to 47 on any length drive. It is a nice little car, but should not be purchased based on the mileage claim. I am shocked that Ford still advertises that it beats Prius V, and that the Edmunds review still touts its great mileage.
#8 of 14 36 mpg
Dec 22, 2012 (11:57 am)
Ford should have openly disclosed speeds above 62mph will not use EV mode and will not get intended mileage, not buried in the owners manual which you read/not read AFTER you buy the car. Like you I find myself having to get out of the way of cars speeding and closing behind me in order to maintain EV mode. When you buy a fully electric car you know its limitations before the purchase. Most of my trips though do get mpg in the 40's, it's how you drive and for how long
#9 of 14 Re: Owner mileage... [bwayno1]
Jul 25, 2013 (3:16 pm)
" I drive 70 percent on the highway at a normal speed of 75mph"
I am not sure why anyone who drives 70% of the time on the highway going 70mph would even consider buy a hybrid? It sounds like to me that you would of been better off with what I have (2012 focus) I get 35mpg with 70% highway all the time. It stickered for $25,000 and I bought it for $20,000
#10 of 14 Re: Owner mileage... [just_focus]
Jul 25, 2013 (9:11 pm)
To the smart driver who got a great deal on a Focus.
You are absolutely correct. Where were you last year when I needed you?
I might just get rid of the C Max and get a Focus. But on second thought, I just don't trust Ford anymore. I got suckered with the 47 thing. It won't happen again. The company is temporarily off my list.
Anyway, good luck with the Focus.
#11 of 14 Re: Owner mileage... [deltaromeo]
Aug 14, 2013 (2:15 pm)
Get the computer reflash, hopefully it helps
#12 of 14 Re: Owner mileage... [just_focus]
Aug 15, 2013 (8:59 am)
My commute is 150 miles a day. I had my cmax software up date. It will now run 85 mph on electric much better. So far my mpg has gone from 39.4 to 42 I will Check speedometer. Mile on fill up tonight. If you research any new car you will find the EPA mileage to be 6 to 10 miles off real life driving. My 2010 Chevy was rated at 33 mpg it gets 24 to 26 the cmax is a quite ride and comfortable. If it would stay in ele FDIC mode. Little longer on flat road ift would get even better
#14 of 14 But it worked
Aug 18, 2013 (1:06 pm)
A clever marketing move to paint perception, and their actions behind the scenes were extremely effective. Whereas my Prius V has no trouble achieving the sticker MPG, a small handful get even close to the mileage in the Fords. Ford and the EPA have stated the changes to the EPA ratings test.
That's all well and good, but what about those cars that do just fine? All I can say about Ford is that they invested in pretty slick people, and got a return on their money. With all of the recalls on the new Fords (and many old ones), since last year, you don't hear much discussion about them. Even the unintended acceleration for their sticky pedals.
I would think that they should also reduce the rated mileage on the Fusion hybrids as well. My V is rated for 40/44/42 combined. To date I'm over 42 combined, and I don't need someone telling me how to drive.