(Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 01:12PM by Laurel Steele)
Consider a pre-owned 2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid SEL, if you want a fuel-efficient ride that delivers a knockout performance. Reviewers agree that this hatchback blows the competition out of the water.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood works in tandem with an electric motor and the 1.4-kilowatt lithium battery pack beneath the load floor. Through their combined efforts, drivers can expect an exemplary fuel economy of 42 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
This advanced drivetrain recovers energy whenever you break or coast via a planetary-gear power distribution. It's also worth mentioning that the C-MAX can travel as fast as 62 mph in hybrid mode.
The experts at The Car Connection say that the C-MAX far surpasses the Prius, when it comes to handling, adding that it’s more nimble than nearly all of its rivals. The net 188 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque makes for a lively ride and this hatchback is perky regardless of whether it’s in hybrid or gas mode. Steering is responsive and even, no matter the setting.
Take this hybrid for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today. Don’t forget to check out our used C-MAX inventory online, which includes the plug-in version.