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.
Ford C-Max Energi sales are off 35% from August, 2014 and down 11% from the same month last year. Ford C-Max Hybrid sales are off 49% from August, 2014 and down 18% from the same month last year. Prius Plug-in sales also continued to drop dramatically. I strongly suspect this is because the California Green Sticker program for HOV lane access was near its limit. Next month, Prius Plug-in sales should rebound because California passed legislation late in the month to increase the number of Green Stickers, to 70,000, up another 15,000.
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.