Ford’s upcoming 2013 C-MAX Hybrid
multipurpose vehicle is said to deliver an EPA-certified 47 US MPG rating for both city and highway tests. That amounts to 5.0 L/100km.
That’s also much higher than the 2012 Toyota Prius v
’s ratings, which Ford clearly states as the C-MAX Hybrid’s main rival. The Prius v boasts city/highway ratings of 42/40 US MPG, or 5.6/5.9 L/100km.
Natural Resources Canada, which regulates fuel economy ratings in our country, hasn’t yet published their numbers for the C-MAX, which are more optimistic than the EPA’s calculations. However, expect the C-MAX Hybrid to achieve a combined rating near the 4.0L/100km mark.
In comparison, the Canadian ratings for the Prius v currently stand at 4.3/4.8 L/100km city/highway.
The 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid and plug-in C-MAX Energi will be available in Canada later this year.