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Ford Now Accepting Orders for 2013 C-MAX Hybrid

Ford started taking customer orders for its upcoming 2013 C-MAX hybrid last week. The C-MAX goes on sale this fall and is Ford’s first dedicated hybrid car. Ford classifies it as a hybrid utility vehicle and it is similar in size to the Toyota Prius V and Mazda5. In a press release, Ford claims the 2013 C-MAX will have better fuel economy, performance and functionality than the Prius V. The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid starts at $25,995, which is ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford C MAX, Ford, Hybrid Cars, Model News

Ask U.S. News: Chevy Volt Quality

On a recent blog post about the cost of super-efficient cars, a user called Stastny asked, “is there any record of personal experiences like maintenance reliability and general feeling on Chevy Volt?” Unfortunately, Stastny, there’s not. The Volt hasn’t been out long enough for the kind of long-term ownership and maintenance data you’re looking for. Reviewers generally like how the Volt feels, quality-wise. The Detroit News notes, “The cabin is simply the best Chevy interior available. The ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Green Cars, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, Ford C MAX, Reliability

Ford to Sell Hybrid and Plug-in C-MAX Minivan, No Gas-Only Version

Ford has decided not to build its seven-passenger gas-only C-MAX minivan for the U.S. market. Instead, the automaker will build a five-passenger C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. Ford also announced Thursday that it will triple production of its electric vehicles through 2013. The automaker says it is giving customers who want fuel-efficient vehicles new hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. The automaker is planning to sell five electric vehicles in North America by 2012, including the Transit Connect ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, Ford C MAX, Hybrids, Model News, plug in hybrids

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