Which Hybrid is the Right Hybrid?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Dealer Information, Hybrid, Toyota Prius on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 7:05 pm
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2015 Toyota Prius vs. 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid Palo Alto CA

When it comes to hybrid vehicles, there is only one name that snaps into your head first, Prius. It has ruled the roost as the primary hybrid vehicle in the country for 14 years now with no signs of stopping. Ford has stepped in to provide some competition, so we at Toyota of Palo Alto decided to take a look at how well they did with our 2015 Toyota Prius vs. 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid in Palo Alto CA comparison. Let’s see who comes out on top.

When running a Prius vs. C-Max comparison, the first thing we need to know is which is the most fuel efficient. These are hybrid vehicles after all, and hybrids are designed to run on less fuel than ordinary vehicles thanks to the pairing of a standard gasoline engine and an onboard electric motor. That being said, the numbers prove the Prius is still ruling over the C-Max in terms of efficiency; the 2015 Prius makes for 51 miles per gallon city and 48 highway to the 2015 C-Max’s 42 miles per gallon city and 37 highway miles. It’s hard to even call that close. After the efficiency has been clearly seeded to the Prius, we can move on to the rest of the field.

The 2015 Toyota Prius has a much smaller turning circle than the Ford does, making it much easier to manage through the city streets of Palo Alto. That smaller turning radius means parking and maneuverability are more prominent on the Prius. Considering the maximum fuel mileage is managed under city driving conditions, you’ll definitely be glad that the Prius is so easy to drive around town, especially compared to the Ford C-Max. Inside, the Toyota features plenty of exciting technologies and features that leave the Ford feeling a bit prehistoric. The heads-up display and voice activated commands keep you in control of your ride at all times.

In closing, it’s obvious why the Prius has managed to topped so many of its counterparts; the Toyota Prius has time on its side. Toyota first introduced the Prius 14 years ago and has continued to revolutionize the vehicle year after year while other manufacturers are struggling to keep up. So now that we are here at the end of all things, don’t you think you should take a look at the Prius? Get in touch with our staff here at Toyota of Palo Alto to learn more about the 2015 Prius and how you can get your hands on one today.

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