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2014 Ford C-max Hybrid!!!

2014 Ford C-max Hybrid!!!

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#1 OFFLINE   Seth7721

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:22 PM

https://media.ford.c...el-economy.html

 

This is the official ford media website link, to the first info available about the 2014 C-max hybrid!!!!

 

I will update this post when more info becomes available.

 

  • 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid on sale later this year is upgraded with new transmission gearing and enhanced aerodynamics to further improve fuel efficiency performance
  • Ford voluntarily changing its approach to C-MAX Hybrid fuel economy labeling going forward to better match performance and improve customer satisfaction
  • Label changes will result in a lower 2013 C-MAX Hybrid miles-per-gallon label – though still class-leading and a better combined label than the Toyota Prius v; current C-MAX Hybrid owners will receive a goodwill payment for the difference
  • Customer demand for C-MAX Hybrid remains very strong, with two-thirds of buyers from imports; C-MAX Hybrid helps drive Ford to best quarterly hybrid U.S. sales ever

Underscoring its commitment to fuel economy leadership, Ford Motor Company today said it is upgrading the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which will go on sale in December. The company also is changing the way it tests and labels the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid for fuel economy to better match performance and improve customer satisfaction.

The upgrades build on powertrain software updates Ford announced last month for the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid. The 2014 C-MAX also will benefit from several hardware changes, including:

  • Gearing changes that result in a more efficient transmission drive ratio
  • New hood seal, front and rear tire deflectors, A-pillar moldings and the addition of rear lift gate deflectors to improve vehicle aerodynamics
  • New engine oil with reduced friction

The enhancements to the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid are expected to improve customers’ on-road fuel economy, especially at highway speeds.


Edited by Seth7721, 15 August 2013 - 05:26 PM.

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#2 OFFLINE   homestead

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

Will be interesting to see how Ford rates the 2014 C-Max hybrid for MPG.


Edited by homestead, 15 August 2013 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:27 PM

Gearing changes that result in a more efficient transmission drive ratio

 

I wonder if they are changing it to the same value (2.91) as the Energi.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:20 PM

"Because this voluntary step results in miles-per-gallon values different from the original C-MAX Hybrid label, Ford also is making a goodwill payment to current C-MAX Hybrid owners for the estimated average fuel cost of the difference between the two labels. Customers who purchased their vehicle will receive a check from Ford for $550. Customers who leased their vehicle will receive a check for $325."

#5 OFFLINE   zhackwyatt

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:35 PM

Hmm, I wonder if we will be able to reverse engineer the hood seal for the 2013 model.  Oil I'm not too sure about since they may have changed something in the engine to support a lower viscosity.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:07 PM

wow.very surprised about this.i guess those lawsuit happy folks won even though they didn't know how to drive. it's nice to see Ford step up here. knowing the car is a lesser mpg car WILL make the new customers perception of getting good mpg better I'm sure though (it's a mental thing) without having to try so hard to achieve it even though we know lots get CAN easily get those high numbers without much work if their conditions are good.

 

so we have to wait till December to get our 2014 hmmm long wait but it seems it will be worth it. i wonder how different it will look. every a hood seal. does that keep the airflow from the laminar flow?

since they are making changes i wonder if they will have to change the 2014 order sheet or not  since these are not options the customer can order but mandatory design changes. with these new changes that means more chances for first run quality issues just like a first model year car..wasn't looking for that in our cmax once we got one for the wife unit. . :(

 

so what will everyone do with their early Christmas present check from Ford. do they just send them out or do you have to come for them?



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:23 PM

"so what will everyone do with their early Christmas present check from Ford."

 

Buying the first FE hood, liftgate & tire deflectors Ford puts out - Pretty please Ford.


Edited by C-MaxSeattle, 15 August 2013 - 10:24 PM.

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#8 OFFLINE   homestead

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:52 PM

Lets start complaining about all the problems with Sync, maybe Ford will cut us checks for that too.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:57 PM

Lets start complaining about all the problems with Sync, maybe Ford will cut us checks for that too.


Have people ever stopped complaining about Sync?

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:14 PM

I would also apply it to doing whatever updating is possible.  I'll bet that the new look will be a nice improvement.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:21 PM

Have people ever stopped complaining about Sync?

Well...yeah. I had a complaint thread and I have stopped. Sync is pretty good after the 3.6 update ;)



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:21 PM

Have people ever stopped complaining about Sync?

I expect Sync to get better in a year or two after upgrades, kind of like windows OS.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:23 PM

I expect Sync to get better in a year or two after upgrades, kind of like windows OS.

...but have u stopped complaining though?



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:42 PM

...but have u stopped complaining though?

Yes, and I think a lot of others just accept the sync bugs for now.  I would give sync a C- grade.

But then I guess these posts are me complaining to you folks not to Ford.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

I hope that the new body changes (deflectors, etc) will be installable on the 2013 CMax.  Lord knows I need all the help I can get.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

Yes, and I think a lot of others just accept the sync bugs for now.  I would give sync a C- grade.

But then I guess these posts are me complaining to you folks not to Ford.

 

I guess I am one of the few that really had no complaints with my sync from the beginning (v3.1.3).  Most of the complaints I have read about sync, I either didn't have them (Nav issues) or didn't find them that big of a deal (slow response).  Or maybe I am one of the lucky few who's sync worked just perfect. :dance:


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

I think that Sync leaves a lot to be desired.  Also, are the a-pillar molding the black moldings on the outside that make noise if you push on them?

 

Also just realized that Ford is probably planning on doing some slight body modifications.  This means that things like new headlamps, etc probably won't interchange.  That's a huge drag.


Edited by bigalpha, 16 August 2013 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

I guess I am one of the few that really had no complaints with my sync from the beginning (v3.1.3).  Most of the complaints I have read about sync, I either didn't have them (Nav issues) or didn't find them that big of a deal (slow response).  Or maybe I am one of the lucky few who's sync worked just perfect. :dance:

The Nav is not a sync issue, its a GPS module issue. You are proof 3.1.3 works fine with those GPS units which are fine. I started a thread on the 3.1.3 & Nav issue to see what was out there and there are some working ones. As I said, I believe there is a bad batch of GPS modules out there...as soon as they replaced mine, it worked. Others who did the same thing eg ArizonaEnergi, had the same result. 



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

I guess I am one of the few that really had no complaints with my sync from the beginning (v3.1.3).  Most of the complaints I have read about sync, I either didn't have them (Nav issues) or didn't find them that big of a deal (slow response).  Or maybe I am one of the lucky few who's sync worked just perfect. :dance:

How is the voice recognition working for you?



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

So far, its been pretty good. I have not had to cuss it out (good start). Mind you, I am only using the radio-usb play function mostly and very little nav related calls since I know where I am driving most of the time. I remember a few cussing at 3.5.1 with these same functions.








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