Toyota Prius V Lost the Fuel Economy Race to Ford’s C-Max Hybrid


The Toyota Prius V was previously considered as the segment’s leader in terms of fuel economy. Unfortunately, the reputation established by the Prius V is about to change since the current fuel economy estimates reveal that the Ford C-Max Hybrid is out to beat the former in terms of fuel economy.

According to the latest fuel economy estimates provided by some of the reputable agencies in the country, the Ford C-Max Hybrid is expected to provide the ratings of 47 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway. In addition to this, the hybrid is also believed to obtain a combined rating of 47 miles per gallon.

Given these figures, the Ford C-Max Hybrid has obviously beat the Prius V’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 44 miles per gallon in the city, 40 miles per gallon on the highway, and 42 miles per gallon when combined.

But despite of this comparison, a lot of car experts are still anticipating that the C-Max Hybrid’s edge over the Prius V will most likely change since EPA has not yet certified the fuel economy ratings of the latest hybrid vehicle from Ford. This simply means that the mileage estimates that C-Max Hybrid have might still go up or down thereby affecting its edge over its closest rival which is the Toyota Prius V.

But aside from the edge that the Ford C-Max Hybrid has established over the Toyota Prius V in terms of fuel consumption, the former is also cheaper compared to the 2012 version of the latter. The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is currently sold at a starting price of $25,995 including the destination charge of $795. The 2012 Toyota Prius V on the other hand is marketed with the starting price of $27,310 including the destination charge of $760.

Based on the figures provided earlier, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is about $1,315 cheaper than the 2012 Toyota Prius V. However, the pricing information of the 2013 Prius V is not yet released and due to this, the price difference between the 2013 versions of the two models will most likely change.

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Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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