(Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:25AM by Laurel Steele)
The Car Connection recommends the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, if you’re in the market for a hatchback that performs equally as well on cross-country roadtrips as it does in slow moving traffic. Keep reading to discover why you should consider a pre-owned model.
The C-MAX Hybrid’s excellence begins with its 2.0-liter four cylinder engine and electric motor system. Between the two of them, you get a whopping 195 hp (which is 54 more stallions than the Toyota Prius.) A lithium-ion battery pack beneath the load floor helps the car achieve an exemplary fuel economy of 45 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
The electric motor is capable of propelling the C-MAX at speeds as fast as 62 mph. It can even add a decent amount of torque in hybrid mode. The battery conveniently recharges itself by way of engine overrun and regenerative braking. Drivers will find that this Ford can shift seamlessly to gas, so there’s no jolting you or your passengers around.
Handling for the 2014 model is outstanding, thanks to crisp and balanced steering. With a finely tuned suspension, the C-MAX Hybrid is far livelier than its segment competitors. This hatchback is an option you don’t want to pass over.
What are you waiting for? Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and take a used model for a test drive. Don’t forget to explore our complete used C-MAX inventory online, which includes the plug-in model.