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Ford C-MAX vs. Toyota Prius: Round One Complete

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Ford C-MAX hybrid

Ford C-MAX hybrid

With just one month of sales data behind it, the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has topped the Toyota Prius by approximately 400 unit sales for the period. For Ford Motor Co., October was the best month ever for hybrid sales, as the automaker notched 4,612 units compared to less than half that in October of 2011. For the past 10 years, in fact, Ford has not had an October that saw as many small cars sold. Fully a quarter of all C-MAX Hybrid sales were in California, while 70 percent of all the car’s buyers are new customers for Ford.

Ford C-MAX: Video

See the video link below for a quick interview with a Ford Motor Co. representative who talks about the debut of the Ford C-MAX Energi as well as the car’s plug-in version, the C-MAX Hybrid. The 5-passenger, multipurpose vehicle has been introduced for the 2013 model year, and gets 47 mpg in both city and highway driving, making it one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles of its size. With the many positive early reviews of the C-MAX cars, it appears that Ford has a contender that is ready to go against its chief competitor, the Toyota Prius.

Ford C-MAX vs. Toyota Prius

Ford Motor Co. literature calls the C-MAX Hybrid the most fuel efficient utility vehicle in the U.S. Ford also claims the overall hybrid sales crown based on the one-month comparison to sales of the Toyota Prius V, its closest competitor. October’s sales figures for the company outpaced last October’s numbers by 142 percent. A key marketing advantage for the C-MAX is its 47 mpg number, which is about 7 mpg better than Prius V.

For more about C-MAX hybrid and all the other vehicles made by Ford Motor Co., see the official corporate website:

See the following link for Toyota’s website:

Larry Bell writes about cars, gadgets, business, and history. He has been a professional writer and editor for over 20 years and enjoys all car-related topics, especially electric and hybrid vehicle news. Larry covers the auto industry for MPA and often reports live from the floor of major shows in Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas and elsewhere.

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