Ford has announced that it expects its new C-Max hybrid to get a higher fuel economy rating than the Toyota Prius v.
Ford has announced that it expects its new C-Max hybrid to get a higher fuel economy rating than the Toyota Prius v. Ford’s 2013 C-Max hybrid will has a projected fuel economy rating of 47 mpg in the city, beating the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg.
“The C-MAX Hybrid builds on Ford’s 20 years of hybrid innovation and fuel-efficient offerings to take on Prius v with better city fuel economy at 47 mpg and at better value – a great chance for us to shake up the hybrid market,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development. “C-MAX Hybrid delivers 3 mpg more than Prius v with 50 more horsepower and exclusive technologies such as our hands-free liftgate – and the $1,300-lower base price means the payback period will be the smallest in the segment.”
The 2013 C-Max hybrid starts at $25,995. It gets 47 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway, which beats the Toyota Prius v with its 44 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.