Ford C-Max Hybrid beats Toyota's Prius V on fuel economy

Tue Aug 7, 2012 8:29am EDT

Aug 7 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said Tuesday its 2013 C-Max Hybrid crossover surpassed Toyota Motor Corp's Prius V on fuel economy, with EPA ratings of 47 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway.

The Prius V is rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at 44 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway.

The C-Max Hybrid, which goes on sale this fall, has a combined EPA rating of 47 mpg, compared with a combined rating of 42 mpg for the Prius V.

Ford said the 2013 C-Max Hybrid will be priced from $25,995, including shipping. The 2012 Toyota Prius V starts at $27,395, including shipping; prices have not been released for the 2013 model.

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