2019 Ford C-Max Simply when it seems the automotive trade has misplaced its method with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a easy car emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 Ford C-Max.
Usually derided by fanatics as home equipment, the no-frills commuter car gets the overwhelming majority of customers the place they want to go in the manner they wish to get there, safely and at a price. The 2019 Ford C-Max does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten just a little nuts: the typical transaction value for a new car is greater than $37,000, in line with Kelley Blue E book. Simple to blame the automakers in this period of no accountability but we’re the ones paying these large prices for big automobiles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just under $23,000, the 2019 Ford C-Max places each greenback to practical use.
Though it rides on a brand new platform, the 2019 Ford C-Max blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On closer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it seems to be more composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too laborious to be completely different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is extra streamlined and less angry, and the whole look is smoother front to again. But still, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2019 Ford C-Max in the US is constructed on Toyota’s twenty years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.Eight-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Whole output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system makes use of exhaust heat to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated quicker. The cabin heats quicker, too, which might be important for cold-weather consumers wary of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical automobile.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot as the Prius. Anticipating nothing, it has a shocking little bit of pop. Extra importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg mixed, similar as hybrid versions of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For traditional hybrids without a plug, the 2019 Ford C-Max trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round town, with the electronically managed brake set within the drive mode, the 2019 Ford C-Max averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round city. Setting EV mode helps preserve energy below low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there’s enough charge within the battery.
The battery is positioned under the rear seat, so you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an excellent load flooring. Rear seat room is adequate enough to suit two teenagers, and general it felt roomy enough for a household of 4.
The only trim within the Hybrid comes commonplace with Toyota Security Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works both at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter site visitors from 24 mph all the way down to a stop. It also comes with the eight-inch contact screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to remain competitive.
Priced at solely $3,000 more than the 2019 Ford C-Max and $1,200 lower than a similarly outfitted Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Ford C-Max is the superbly sensible, remarkably affordable around-town car.
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