Ford Motor today announced that its 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will have an MSRP of $33,745. The C-MAX Energi is Ford’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle and is expected to get 95 miles per gallon (MPGe) in combined city/highway driving.
That price makes the C-MAX Energi slightly more expensive than the Toyota Prius Plug-In ($32,000) but less expensive than the Chevrolet Volt ($39,145).
The C-MAX Energi qualifies for a $3,750 federal tax credit, which could lower the vehicle’s base price to $29,995, according Ford spokesperson Wes Sherwood. When you include federal tax credits, the Prius Plug-In and Volt cost $29,500 and $31,465, respectively.
The C-MAX Energi is expected to be available at dealerships this fall, but Sherwood wouldn’t give Consumers Digest an exact date. Customers can’t pre-order the C-MAX Energi at this time, but they can evaluate and customize C-MAX Energi specs on the Ford website, and they can discuss pricing with dealerships.
Last week, Ford announced that the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid will have a starting MSRP of $25,995 and will be available this fall. (Again, Ford wouldn’t specify a date.) However, Ford is taking pre-orders for the C-MAX Hybrid.
Ford hasn’t disclosed the availability or the pricing for the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid that’s expected to start production this fall.