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.
January 2015 was awful for Ford C-Max sales. Ford C-Max Energi sales were off 17% from January 2014. Prius Plug-in sales continued to drop too, down 50% from January 2014. The Prius Plug-in outsold the Energi by 401 to 393. Ford C-Max Hybrid sales were down 19% from January 2014. Prius V sales were up 11% in January from 2014.
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 Ford, Toyota and InsideEVs. The Ford C-Max Hybrid started shipping in late September and the C-Max Energi first shipped in late October 2012.