Welcome to my blog for the Ford C-Max. My wife and I own a Toyota FJ Cruiser, a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, lease a Nissan Leaf and now own a Ford C-Max Energi. She loves the SUV feel of the FJ, except when she gets into it with a dress. With regard to her attitude toward the Rubicon, let’s just say the Jeep is too oriented to getting me to backcountry locations in the mountains or desert. She wants a small SUV or crossover that gets exceptional gas mileage and runs on regular (the FJ uses premium gas).
For many months, we checked out lots of small SUV or crossover vehicles – Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, Mini Cooper Countryman, Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape (2012 and the new 2013) and others. The problem with all of these is the gas mileage is just not that great. A small SUV with exceptional gas mileage just doesn’t exist. So, we checked out the Toyota Prius V. We liked the Prius V, but weren’t convinced it was the car for us.
In the early summer of 2012, I read articles on the Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi. Although we later ordered a C-Max Energi, our circumstances changed during the 5-month wait until delivery. When inexpensive leases became available on the Nissan Leaf SL, I suggested to my wife that we test drive one. She drove it. She loved it. We came out of the Nissan dealership with an inexpensive two-year lease on a Leaf.
When the C-Max Energi was delivered in January 2013, the Utah Ford dealership demanded the price we originally agreed on, even though I could order one for far less from other dealerships. I looked for any justification possible to buy the C-Max Energi. I just couldn’t.
Being still smitten with a C-Max Energi addiction, we finally bought one August 23rd, 2013 for thousands less and a Ford Credit loan of 0% for five years. Thank you Ford. Ever since that summer day in 2012, I’ve been intrigued with this new vehicle. When I’m not backpacking and hiking, I’m often researching, reading, and writing about the Ford C-Max. This is my blog for it.