Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced today that its upcoming C-Max Hybrid Car has earned an EPA fuel economy rating of 47 mpg city, that is 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined, so its beating the Toyota Prius finally, that has some serious competition on the fuel economy previously.
While these numbers fall short of the 51/48/50 rating of the standard Prius, they are notably higher than those of the larger Prius V that the 2013 Ford C-Max more closely competes against, which is rated at 44/42/40.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)’s five-door C-Max Hybrid is set to go on sale this fall with a base price of $25,995. While the features it offers are less cargo capacity than the Prius V, it is having also a bit bigger passenger compartment and more power, with a total system output of 188 hp compared to 134 hp for the Toyota.
Ford Motor Company (F) plug-in hybrid version of the C-Max, Energi, will also be available at price $33,745 and Ford says it will have an EPA combined rating equivalent to 95 mpg, which beats the currently available 94 mpg Prius Plug in that sells at price $32,980.