Ford's all-new C-Max Energi is officially the most fuel efficient plug-in in America thanks to an EPA rating of 108 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city.
In addition to that 108MPGe rating in the city, the C-Max Energi is also good for a combined rating of 100MPGe, besting the Toyota Prius Plug-In by 5MPGe. The C-Max Energi's strong ratings are aided by an all-electric range of about 20 miles.
Ford estimates that the C-Max Energi could save a driver of a 23mpg combined vehicle $7,000 over a five year span if gas prices were to top $5.
“Ford is giving customers the power of choice for leading fuel economy regardless of what type of vehicle or powertrain technology they choose,” said John Davis, chief nameplate engineer, C-MAX Energi. “With $5-per-gallon gasoline, C-MAX Energi customers essentially will pay $1.25 per gallon for the same distance traveled compared with average vehicles estimated to achieve 23 mpg.”
The Ford C-Max Energi plug-in will arrive on dealer lots later this year with a starting price of $29,995, including a $3,750 federal tax credit.