(Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 09:17AM by Laurel Steele)
With more and more hybrid and plug-in cars on the market, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. fuel economyfuel-economy, passenger space, and engine power are paramount. An easy way to discern which vehicle is best is by doing a side by side comparison. Ford has the highest customer loyalty of any automaker and, when you look at the figures, it’s easy to see why. Watch the video below to see how the 2016 Ford C-MAX does against the Chevy Volt.
People often turn to hybrids and plug-ins initially for environmental reasons. And while caring for our planet is necessary, it’s also important that your vehicle delivers a top-notch performance. Sure, the Volt will get you from Point A to Point B, but the C-MAX Energi will do it with some extra oomph, thanks to its combined 188 horsepower. The Chevy only offers a paltry 149 hp combined.
When it comes to going the distance, the C-MAX Energi has the Volt beat again. The Ford hybrid can travel a whopping 550 miles on electric and gas range, while the Chevy runs out of fuel and energy after just 420. That 130-mile deficit makes a huge difference when you’re on a road trip or have a hectic workweek.
Comfort is a priority in any vehicle and that extends to your passengers. It’s no fun bumping your head in the back seat or getting leg cramps due to limited legroom. While the Volt has a passenger volume of 90.3 cubic feet, the C-MAX Energi provides 99.7 cubic feet to you and your long-limbed friends. That extra 9.4 cubic feet can be the difference between a relaxed drive and an unpleasant one.
Take a pre-owned C-MAX Energi for a test drive and see the difference for yourself. At Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington, we have a huge used Ford C-MAX selection, which includes standard, hybrid, and plug-in models. Check out our complete inventory online.