Incentives Put Nissan Leaf and Ford C-Max At Nearly Level Pegging
Our coverage of the sweet, sweet, sweet deal that is the Nissan Leaf ( in Colorado, at least) won’t be overlooked by one blue-oval automaker.
At least for this month, Ford is leasing its 2015 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid for $159 a month for 36 months with $2,689 down at signing (after $2,750 cash back). The lease covers 10,500 miles a year. That may not be the screaming deal that the Leaf is, especially considering its term, but really — how long would you keep a 2015 electric-ish car anyway?
The leasing deal on the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi was ranked third-best in the country by Kelley Blue Book in their monthly update of the best deals for new cars. The C-Max deal ranked behind $2,000 on the hood to purchase a new Volkswagen Passat (no interest for 60 months) and the Nissan Leaf, which is the best deal in the country for a new car. (We already knew that.)
The C-Max Energi’s MSRP is $32,645 — roughly the same as the Leaf SV — but comes with that all important gasoline engine that is noticeably absent from Nissan’s electric car.
Over the term of the C-Max’s lease you may pay slightly less than the retail price of the Leaf — but you may have to walk away at the end.
So, which one is pegging the other?
I can't seem to find this deal on Ford's website. Any idea how to actually get to it? (I might just be an idiot and missing it).
I drove and liked most about the C-Max, but it has a weird accel pedal... IIRC it mounts low to the floor and the heel of my shoe hit the floor before the pedal does. Or maybe this is just me?
I thought Jack was going to give us long term updates on his baby-mama's C-max. Whatever happened to that? As someone who commutes 10 miles/day round trip and is considering putting solar panels on my roof, the Ford deal would be a pretty compelling option; assuming I can get out of my 2014 Jetta Sportwagen 2.5 lease ~18 months early without taking a bath.