The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford taking orders for its C-Max Prius fighter

The 2013 Ford C-Max is a roomy 5-passenger, 5-door “hybrid utility vehicle” set to take on the likes of the Toyota Prius V head on and starting today, Ford dealerships around the United States are officially taking orders for the C-Max – introducing America to Ford’s first all-hybrid model.

Like the Toyota Prius that comfortably dominates the hybrid market in the United States, the new Ford C-Max hybrid is available strictly as a hybrid. Built on the same architecture as the popular Ford Focus, the C-Max will take on the Toyota Prius V head on – with a lower starting price, more interior space and better fuel economy. We will have to wait for official fuel economy figures closer to the public launch of the C-Max but with a base price of $25,995, the new Ford hybrid utility vehicle is $500 less expensive than the Prius V.

The 2013 Ford C-Max is designed to seat five with plenty of cargo room out back thanks to the high roofline. The result is 99.7 cubic feet of passenger space compared to the 97 feet offered by the Prius V; while also packing 41 inches of front headroom and 39.4 inches for the rear seats in the C-Max compared to 39.6 front and 38.6 rear for the Toyota. With the rear seats in the upright position, the C-Max features 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space but when the 60/40 rear seat is completely folded down, the C-Max offers an impressive 54.3 cubic feet of overall cargo space.

“C-MAX Hybrid offers better fuel economy, performance, technology and functionality than Prius v – and C-MAX Hybrid customers will pay less at the dealership and at the pump,” said Ken Czubay, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Ford is delivering the power of choice for leading fuel economy across its lineup – from EcoBoost to electrified vehicles – because customers increasingly want to save money at the pump, even as gas prices rise over time.”

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When ford c-max can give me more then what i get with my prius v. Which is 55 to 57 mpg. Around town every week for the last 7 mos. And 48.5 mpg at 65 mph on interstate. Then you can say something!
When ford c-max can give me the mpg that i, get with my prius v of 55mpg to 57 mpg week in week out for pass 7 mos. Around town. And 48.5 mpg . At 65 mph on interstate and 46mpg at 70 mph. Then you can say some.
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