2016 Ford C-MAX Energi API

The 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) 2016 BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE honor, and is distinguished among an elite group of five vehicles in the Wagon class. In areas of environmental, social and economic performance, the three fundamentals of ASGʼs data-driven automotive life-cycle assessment platform - the Automotive Performance Index (API) - the C-MAX Energi performed among the top five vehicles in a competitive class comprised of 57 Wagons for model year 2016. BEST 5 honored models are the best overall performers in class and are among ASG's top selections for 2016.

ASG’s 2016 Study also found the C-MAX Energi to hold the smallest life-cycle carbon footprint of any Wagon, earning ASG’s 2016 BEST ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE Award in class.

The API applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class. 

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