A couple of things that I have noticed. Cruising at 60 mph with the engine running it will at times briefly change to EV mode running on electric only. Traveling in the city many of the roads here are posted at 35 MPH and the C-MAX runs almost entirely in EV mode. It's been cooler here in the morning and we have been using the heater. Where the C-Max would start in EV mode and drive for some distance in that mode before when the temperature was warm now that it's cooler in the morning it still starts in EV mode but quickly changes over to the Engine so it will warm up before switching back to the EV mode. I guess the engine must be warm to effectively run the heater.
We had road tested a Prius prior to purchasing the C-Max and felt the C-Max rode and handled better plus we liked the looks of the C-MAX over the Prius. It also appeared to accelerate quicker and had a better view through the back window. We did not like that spoiler partially blocking our view in the Prius.
This is my first experiance with sync and My Touch and found both very easy to use. I had noticed some My Touch reviews on Fords indicated My Touch wasn't user friendly; However I found no problem with it.
After driving the C-MAX and turning it off you will see a brief indicator shown on the instrument panel showing miles traveled on that trip, miles that you were in EV (Electric) mode plus your miles per gallon. Several of my trips have indicated over 50 mpg. One funny one was a 7 mile round trip to register the car. I was almost entirely in EV mode. The Engine only started briefly quickly reverting back to EV and it showed 238.5 mpg.
So far we are real happy with our purchase, the 47 mpg sure beats the 19 mpg that I got from my SUV.
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