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2013 Buick Encore

2013 Ford C-Max

  2013 Buick Encore 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
Invoice $23,232 N/A
23/33 N/A
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Bottom Line The 2013 Buick Encore does nearly everything a pint-sized premium crossover should do--minus a few dozen horsepower, that is. Read Full Review The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the first head-to-head challenger for the Toyota Prius since that car grabbed the green mantle a decade ago--and in many ways, the Ford's a better daily driver. Read Full Review
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  • More back-seat room than expected
  • Quiet at almost any speed
  • Lots of standard features, including IntelliLink
  • Mod two-tone interior options
  • Good cargo space, in any configuration


  • Styled in two acts
  • Narrow interior space
  • Sluggish, even before AWD
  • EPA figures just on par with bigger utes


  • Finally, a viable Prius competitor
  • Stylish and high-quality interior
  • Very quiet and refined inside
  • Second most fuel-efficient car on sale


  • Styling neither mainstream nor distinctive
  • Handling not as responsive as other Fords
  • Load floor higher than tailgate opening
  • No all-wheel-drive option
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