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.