06 Jul '12, 6pm

Ford's C-Max hybrid will be more fuel-efficient than the Prius V, but less expensive

Ford's C-Max hybrid will be more fuel-efficient than the Prius V, but less expensive

Whether they like it or not, all new gasoline-electric hybrid models get compared to Toyota's Prius , the golden standard for over a decade. Ford seems to embrace the comparison, referencing the Prius V many times in its news release about the upcoming C-Max hybrid, claiming that Toyota will be dethroned (at least in the category where the Prius V operates -- the traditional Prius is still safe for now). © Ford Indeed, Ford claims that the C-Max hybrid should get an EPA rating of 47 MPG in city driving and 44 MPG on the highway, numbers that compare favorably to the Prius V's 44 MPG city and 40 MPG highway. But that's not the only claim to fame for the C-Max hybrid; it also has a combined (electric + gasoline) horsepower of 188 versus 134 for the Prius V, and with a base price of $25,995, including destination and delivery, it should be $1,300 lower than the Toyota Prius V...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/ford-says-c-max-hybrid-wil...

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