Got my first hybrid (and my first Ford). C-MAX SEL--302 with Panoramaic Roof, in black. 2015, 22k miles $16.5k.
I've barely driven it but I've been getting around 40-42 city (with temps about 30 degrees) and I'm happy with that.
Of course I have to drive like an old lady when I'm used to having a lead foot, but that's okay. I'm planning to do food delivery (Order Up, Uber Eats gig work) and the better the mileage, the more I make.
I like in a small city of 100,000 and typical traffic is 35-45 mph with fairly frequent stops and an average trip of maybe 12 minutes--20 minutes during rush hour. Driving conservatively probably only adds about 1 minute to those times.
I'm already planning a trip out west, this would be Missouri to Oregon, likely through the Southwest and CA to avoid snow on the way there [depends on forecast]. Could be 4000 miles round trip.
It's going to be rough trying to drive in my sweet spot on the highway, I typically go 80, sometimes 85 on long trips on the Interstate.
The difference to my body, back, and mind between, say, a 12 hour drive and a 15 hour drive are tremendous. I can usually do 10 no problem, but after that I start to feel it.
Even if I can make myself go 70 (in a 70 mph zone) that would still be a big improvement for me.
This is the dealer pic, it's better than what I can get with this weather or in my tiny garage (the car fits!).
Edited by J.C., 09 January 2018 - 04:41 PM.