28 Feb '13, 11pm

Ford C-Max Hybrid falls well short in careful CleanMPG economy test, beat by Toyota Prius V

Ford C-Max Hybrid falls well short in careful CleanMPG economy test, beat by Toyota Prius V

Given we are coming up on Spring training, here is a baseball analogy. With a neatly appointed interior and fastball-like performance, there is a lot to like about the all-new 2013 Ford C-Max. From a cargo carrying standpoint however, the design team took a swing and missed when compared to the Prius liftback and Prius V in particular. In addition, it appears Ford's engineers and marketing team are in the unenviable position of simply being too far out ahead of a the curve when compared to anything in the entire Prius family lineup. The Fuel Economy curve, that is. Hopefully the Ford team will keep their eyes on the ball so that the next iteration will supply owner satisfaction from the standpoint of the C-Max's strengths while also providing a lot less pain at the pump. Right now, they appear to be getting called "out" by all the umpires well before reaching home

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/02/28/ford-c-max-hybrid-fa...

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