• cargo avatar cargo Posted: 9/13/2013 9:25am PDT

    I'm getting over 47 on mine, combined. At altitude.

  • fb_100000365136722 avatar fb_100000365136722 Posted: 5/23/2013 3:32pm PDT

    Our 2013 Ford C-Max Horror Story with Kelowna Ford Lincoln

    We purchased this car because Kelowna Ford had huge banners in the windshield of the car claiming that is got 71 MPG in the city and 69 MPG on the highway and the best we have ever gotten out of it was 40.5 MPG while driving the car very easily and gently, a far cry from 71 MPG. Even in Ford Canada's brochure on the front page they claim that the car gets 71 in the city and 69 on the highway which is a bold face lie.

    How much more of this crap and outright lies and deceptions are we supposed to put up with from the Kelowna Fords and the Ford Canada's of this world before we say ' enough is enough' and do something about it.

  • fb_1342793254 avatar Andy Posted: 5/9/2013 12:50pm PDT

    We ordered a C-Max SE a couple of weeks back and take delivery June 1. From reading owner comments it appears that the hybrid's MPG varies widely based on two factors: 1)outside temperatures and 2) how fast you drive on the freeway. If we can average a real-world 38-40 MPG from this quick 3,600 lb SUV I will be fine with that.

  • cargo avatar cargo Posted: 9/13/2013 9:26am PDT

    You will do far better than 38mpg. Select the Threshold setting on the user information on the left panel and you'll be able to maximize your results while staying with most traffic.

  • gultim avatar gultim Posted: 1/19/2013 6:43pm PST

    Where do I join a class action lawsuit for being deceived on my C-Max with the claimed 47 MPGs? About 4,000 miles later, using the cruise for acceloration (as I'm sure the computer is programmed for best mpg accelorating), and averaging 37.8MPG while never going over the speed limit...I'm very dissapointed. And yes I do know how to squeeze MPG's out of
    gallons as my 2003 Jetta Diesel is averaging 48.8mpg anually here in Minnesota. I would like to have a C-Max follow a Prius on a 500 mile minimum trip and have the two cars then compare their MPGs. This way you remove the human element and have the cars driven under identical conditions. My bet is that the Prius will be 22.6% better in MPGs. Anyone up for the test?

  • cargo avatar cargo Posted: 9/13/2013 9:28am PDT

    There are two settings for cruise control. The Eco setting gets better mileage. I am getting better than 47, combined.

  • fb_100002124997626 avatar fb_100002124997626 Posted: 12/20/2012 9:29am PST

    I just purchased a Ford C Max SE and, to date, with 1300 miles on the car, I am getting 34 mpg. I live in snow/cold country which may be a factor for the down mileage. But the mileage is disappointing. I called Ford Customer Relations, and they said the car has a 2-3000 mile "breaking in" period. I will drive to Fl and back in Feb., so that will be a further test/evaluation.

  • bsmith82 avatar bsmith82 Posted: 12/18/2012 5:10am PST

    Well- one thing is for sure. The mileage claims by the manufacturer are totally dependent on behavior and route- and routine. I ALWAYS exceed the mileage claim due to the fact that I have a very controlled commute with little to no variation. This has allowed me to beat the mileage claims on a variety of cars i have driven.

  • shocker avatar shocker Posted: 12/18/2012 6:42am PST

    When I bought my 2005 Chevy SSR the window sticker said 13 mpg city and 20 mpg highway-I now have 86,000 miles on the SSR and I always get ....13 mpg city-20 mpg highway. Same thing happened with my 2009 Honda Ridgeline and 2011 Toyota Tacoma-the mileage on the window sticker matched actual driving figures. I realize the numbers may vary in real world conditions sometimes, but the Ford numbers claims seem to be getting alot of attention for some reason. They should get to the answer.

  • Lyrs? avatar Lyrs? Posted: 12/17/2012 12:50pm PST

    Well, Mr. Hinrichs--I own one of your Cmax and I can vouch for the lack of mpg! I get an avg of only 38mpg rather than the 47 touted by your company! And I drive VERY conservatively--so much so that it's more of a chore than a pleasure to drive your car. Shame on you, Mr. Hinrichs...shame on you and your company for falsely advertizing the average mpg of your car!

  • fb_100004674733952 avatar fb_100004674733952 Posted: 12/18/2012 9:00am PST

    Ford seems to just follow EPA test procedure. Why don't you blame EPA, not Ford?

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 12/18/2012 10:04am PST

    In all fairness, both the EPA and Ford may be innocent on this one. The problems are specific to hybrid models, which are known to experience more variation on fuel economy tests than conventional gas vehicles. (Critics have noted that the Prius doesn't always measure up to its advertised fuel economy, either.) Some of us wouldn't be surprised to see the EPA change its test model for hybrids and other advanced-tech vehicles soon.

  • cargo avatar cargo Posted: 9/13/2013 9:30am PDT

    Richard: I too believe the results should be remeasured, as I don't believe someone investing in a hybrid drives the same way someone driving a gas vehicle does. The better instrumentation, along with someone's decision to amend their driving behavior, makes a lot of difference.

  • fb_1527668713 avatar France Posted: 12/17/2012 12:15pm PST

    Ford people always felt they were smarter than they actualy are!Everybody else are wrong but not them?Same attitude since 50 years ago!arrogant group of people.Even if they built them we don't have to buy them.