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I traded my 08 in on a 2013 Ford Cmax hybrid.
Of course it does not have the Es ride, but for a small car it is remarkbly good. The room is adequate, the exit and entrance is not too bad and the mileage is great.
I traded because of my need for a better mileage car to run around this hilly area.
they claim 47 Mpg, but, from what I have read, I do not expect that. Realistically, 37+/- would make me hapy and double my Es.
Of course I still have my 11 AWD that we will use when we need a bigger car, long trips with tons of luggage, or snowy or icy days.
An additive incentive was my tires, @45000 were just about ready to be replaced, the OEM battery, while not giving me any trouble yet, at 5.5 years would likely fail soon.
 

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Cool, tell us how you like that C-max after having it a while. That's on my list for our next vehicle. I now it's a little more expensive because of the hybrid.
 

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I had not even heard of this car...
I had to look it up....
 

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REDCXL said:
they claim 47 Mpg, but, from what I have read, I do not expect that. Realistically, 37+/- would make me hapy and double my Es.
The 37 mpg is the same as the reports I've been seeing. It's a far cry from the 47 they claim, and I don't blame many people for being pi$$ed. You buy a compromise vehicle for a reason; in this case, for most, it's mainly because of the high mpg. For me, I'd rather buy a "regular" car that gets slightly lower gas mileage; you pay a lot less and you don't have to live with the compromises.
 

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REDCXL, Good Luck with the new CMax. Did you get the plug-in model?
 

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REDCXL, Good Luck with the new CMax. Did you get the plug-in model?
No. The plug in model costs 5K more. One would have to drive a lot and have low electricity prices to pay for it.
I leased this car for 36 months, the length of the B2B warranty.
We do not like surprises, and I think even though it is a more expensive practice, we are going to go with leases lasting the length of th warranty from now on.
One reason we did not buy a conventional small car is that all that we tried that had any appreciable difference in mpg, were too low for us to enter and exit. The Cmax, though small, is remarkable easy to enter and exit, with a higher seat position than most small cars.
It lookd pretty small sitting in our garage next to our 11 E! :cheers:
 

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REDCXL said:
I traded my 08 in on a 2013 Ford Cmax hybrid.
Of course it does not have the Es ride, but for a small car it is remarkbly good. The room is adequate, the exit and entrance is not too bad and the mileage is great.
I traded because of my need for a better mileage car to run around this hilly area.
they claim 47 Mpg, but, from what I have read, I do not expect that. Realistically, 37+/- would make me hapy and double my Es.
Of course I still have my 11 AWD that we will use when we need a bigger car, long trips with tons of luggage, or snowy or icy days.
An additive incentive was my tires, @45000 were just about ready to be replaced, the OEM battery, while not giving me any trouble yet, at 5.5 years would likely fail soon.
I like the MPG's, but it's not an E and hasn't 7 or 8 seat capacity. Not good for my family of 5. Nice looking lines on it though. Good luck with it.
 

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Why not just get a normal sedan that does better than some of the hybrids? My brother's Kia Optima consistently averages 40mpg. His commute changes elevation by about 1000 feet. He gets 38 on the way up and 44 on the way down. That's mostly highway, but still... I got even better mileage than that when I rented a Hyundai Sonata and drove it in the mountains for 3 days. I was even driving aggressively, and only half of it was highway. I didn't believe the dash display until I filled it up and my actual calculation was exactly the same...
 

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I saw that Cmax when I bought my Explorer it really is nice looking and deceptively big.. a big change form the Enclave.. good luck
 

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Matno said:
Why not just get a normal sedan that does better than some of the hybrids? My brother's Kia Optima consistently averages 40mpg. His commute changes elevation by about 1000 feet. He gets 38 on the way up and 44 on the way down. That's mostly highway, but still... I got even better mileage than that when I rented a Hyundai Sonata and drove it in the mountains for 3 days. I was even driving aggressively, and only half of it was highway. I didn't believe the dash display until I filled it up and my actual calculation was exactly the same...
My friend has a 2011 Kia Optima for a loaner vehicle while his '88 Chevy truck is getting body work. We took that Kia for an hour's drive up and back to the casino this week (see my other thread, http://www.enclaveforum.net/index.php?topic=11210.0) We only averaged 27mpg, that's about 98% freeway driving.
 

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27 mpg is not very impressive for a Kia Optima.
That's what I was thinking too. My friend drives pretty conservatively compared to me, the speeds on the freeway were 70 and 65, and I believe he was sticking pretty much to that. We zeroed it out before we left to see how well the mpg was.
 

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Maybe that's too slow! ;)
My brother uses a radar detector and usually drives 80+ mph...
27 mpg is terrible for an Optima. But everyone has their own definition of "conservative" driving.
 

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Maybe that's too slow! ;)
My brother uses a radar detector and usually drives 80+ mph...
27 mpg is terrible for an Optima. But everyone has their own definition of "conservative" driving.
When he was getting off the freeway and the speed came down to about 60mph, the instant MPG showed about 35-40mpg, so that must be the sweet spot speed for achieving the best mileage on that car. However, I wouldn't put that much out of one trip's drive, in a loaner vehicle, in the winter (usually mileage is not as good) and without a total tank of gas, etc. All I know is, 27 is better than what I get on my Enclave on the freeway, so was still glad we took his car over mine.
 

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Too bad this forum is basically an abandoned orphan. It takes about 10 seconds to change the user settings so users wouldn't be able to post links until they have 5 or 10 posts, and 99% of these spammers would disappear. I've suggested it multiple times but the admin just ignores it so daily we get bots bumping years old threads with their spam.
 
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