Third-greenest car: Ford C-Max Energi
Combined city/highway mileage: 100 mpge
This newly unveiled $32,950 model represents Ford's (F - Get Report) first foray into the plug-in hybrid world, combining an electric motor with a 141-horsepower gasoline engine and 14-gallon gas tank that kick in if the batteries run down.
That means a fully fueled C-Max Energi can run on battery power for some 21 miles, then flip automatically over to hybrid mode and go about 600 miles more before needing gas and/or a recharge.Reed adds that the four-door wagon got high marks when Edmunds editors tested it -- beating even the popular, 95-mpge Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid. "Everybody loved it," he says.
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