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Ford C-MAX vs. Chevrolet Volt MPG

Chart is based on 162 fuel economy reports for the Ford C-MAX and 9 fuel economy reports for the Chevrolet Volt.

Ford C-MAX MPG

Ford C-MAX Ford C-MAX 2015 44.4 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent Ford C-MAX Ford C-MAX 2014 72.2 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Ford C-MAX Ford C-MAX 2013 63.0 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Ford C-MAX Ford C-MAX 2013 43.1 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Hatch 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 24 37 21 19 66 44.4  
2014 4dr Hatch 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light none 0 20 30 50 65 72.2  
2013 4dr Hatch 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 17 21 42 21 70 63.0  
2013 4dr Hatch 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 1 18 35 46 63 43.1  

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Chevrolet Volt MPG

Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt 2017 90.5 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt 2014 46.7 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Chevrolet Volt Chevrolet Volt 2012 57.0 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2017 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
hills med light 10 10 0 80 75 90.5  
2014 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
mtns light hvy 1 2 16 83 98 46.7  
2012 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
flat light none 0 3 39 59 60 57.0  

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Ford C-MAX vs. Chevrolet Volt MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford C-MAX

Ford C-MAX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Ford C-MAX's fuel economy is at once the #1 reason most people will buy a C-MAX, but also the model's greatest shortfall. The EPA ratings are an impressive 47 mpg city, 47 highway. In real suburban driving we (and many owners) observed trip computer averages of 33 to 40, with an overall average of 35.8. Go easy on the gas and initiate braking early enough to fully recoup kinetic energy, and low to mid 40s can happen. But 47 is a stretch. There are two ways to look at this. On the one hand, the C-MAX isn't coming close to its EPA ratings. Odds are Ford will have to make an adjustment and credit past buyers for the difference, Hyundai-Kia style. (Which actually might be a reason to buy one before this happens.) On the other hand, even 36 mpg is about 8-12 miles-per-gallon better than similarly functional non-hybrid vehicles, including the related Ford Escape. Efficiency is supported by excellent, highly configurable instrumentation. I personally opted to view a tach (rare in a hybrid), driving style ratings, and average mpg. A "brake coach" lets you know after each stop what percentage of kinetic energy was regenerated. In hybrids, this has a large impact on mpg than how hard you accelerate (more on this below). The C-MAX is also offered as an "Energi" Plug-in Hybrid rated to cruise 21 miles on electricity alone. see full Ford C-MAX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Ford C-MAX

Ford C-MAX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
With some care, it is not too hard to surpase the revised EPA estimates of 44 city / 39 highway. It particulary shines in city and suburban driving where you can crest 50 mpg on some short trips. In mixed driving, we match the EPA estimate of 40 MPG without payming much attention. While not as great as the Prius, this efficiency was certainly a step up for us and the difference in fuel costs over a year between the C-Max and Prius was not worth the penalty of the shortcomings we found in the Prius (particularly poor handling and uncomfortable seats). see full Ford C-MAX review
Ford C-MAX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
On the down side for fuel economy, cold weather does a number on the MPG as is reported with other hybrid. On short trips (4 miles or less) on a cold start in cold weather with the heater going, expect low 20s for your MPG. This is mitigated over longer trips once the engine has warmed up, but we still get 1-3 MPG under our usual in cold weather for longer trips. see full Ford C-MAX review
 

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