OK, first things first: Maxine isn't going anywhere anytime soon and is staying in the fotomoto household.
Couldn't resist the range and power of this seductress but getting $10k back in fed/state EV incentives along with both Honda and dealer incentives made it too good of a deal to pass up. The upper Touring model adds powered leather seats and Nav but the infotainment supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto so there's no need for built-in nav. So $3k for powered seats (no memory)? No thanks! I got the base with pleather/cloth seats which look great and the interior materials are very nice and stylish. The ride is outstanding, very comfy and very quiet. Sport mode answers my longings for my old 2012 Volt that I traded in for the Energi.
Just one day after purchase, we took it on a 4 day 1,000 mile road trip to see family and friends during our spring break. Got low 40's mpg @ 75mph interstate droning and upper 40's when I could keep it below 70mph on other roads. The drivers aids (ACC and lane keep assist) truly did reduce driver fatigue especially on the long nearly 8 hour drive home the final day. I haven't done too much pure EV driving yet but today we (4 people) did a short road trip at hwy speeds of 55-70mph netted 42 miles EV on the first leg and nearly 50 on the return (tailwind)! EPA is 47.
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I haven't done a lot of deep diving into the menus and settings yet but it doesn't look like it has near the level of "nerd" info or driver feedback/coaching like the Energi has. Other C-Max pluses include a non-locking charge door, hatch (duh), slightly higher drivers position, power seat, rain sensing wipers, longer HV range, and L gear.
Getting a free charge for the return leg today. The 40amp ClipperCreek charger replenished the empty pack in about 2hrs 15mins partially due to the much higher charge speed of the Clarity (7.7kWhr IIRC). My 16amp home CC unit takes about 4.
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Edited by fotomoto, 15 March 2019 - 03:55 PM.