U.S. Ford C-Max Sales vs. Toyota Prius V & Plug-in Sales

This blog compares Ford C-Max sales with it’s closest competition, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in.  Ford compares the C-Max Hybrid and Energi most often with the Toyota Prius V and Prius Plug-in Hybrid.  The Prius is the most frequent trade-in for the C-Max.  The Toyota vehicles are the most similar drivetrain, technology, and passenger/cargo-type vehicles available to compare with the C-Max Hybrid and Energi. The data was obtained from autobloggreen.  The Ford C-Max Hybrid started shipping in late September and the C-Max Energi first shipped in late October 2012.

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9 thoughts on “U.S. Ford C-Max Sales vs. Toyota Prius V & Plug-in Sales

  1. Pingback: Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid Rocks The Fuel Efficiency | Tim Batchelder.com

    • I agree. We’re also not sure whether the full 2000 vehicles for GE have been delivered yet, so you cannot really subtract them from the count I suppose. Part of the reason for low Energi sales was low inventory but I’m also surprised how many pick the Hybrid over the Energi. If you have a garage with a place to plug-in, can get by with less cargo space of the Energi, why wouldn’t you choose the Energi over the Hybrid? The tax advantages, parking and HOV lane advantages, etc. I don’t see why the Energi isn’t selling much better. In California the Energi can be less expensive plus you get all those perks.

      • why aren’t they selling better? could it be no advertising? i’m east coast. and no ford ads, including the ford family of cars ad in the movie theatre last month even showed a cmax. i love my engeri. the prius plug-in is not sold here in nc, ford should be taking advantage of these 6 months and really develop a loyalty.

      • I agree with you. I had my Energi two weeks ago and my dealer told me how he regrets to not have ordered more. I was going to buy a Prius V, but after I drove the C-Max, I was sold. It ‘s really not the same driving. The C-Max is a lot more fun to drive.

  2. There are two reasons that I really didn’t consider the Energi. First the lack of cargo room, and secondly the price. I bought my C-Max Hybrid SE (with package 603A and cold weather package) for about $25,300 plus tax. In my first 6 months of ownership I used almost exactly 100 gallons of gas or about $350 total. If I only spent half as much for gas and electricity for the Energi, it would still take me almost a decade to safe money on gas with the Energi. Now many people drive twice as much as me, so their payback period would be half as long. Plus, because Ford just put a #3,000 rebate on the hood of the Energi, the Energi and the Hybrid SEL are similarly priced.

  3. I have been silently reading and learning all I can about the C-Max energi, from this site and others, and I finally bought one nearly two weeks ago. I am very happy with the purchase !

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