2016 Toyota Prius v vs 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Everyone has one main feature in mind when they begin shopping for a new vehicle. Those looking for a new truck probably want the one with the highest hauling capacity. If you’re looking at muscle cars, you probably want the stylish one with the most get up and go. For those interested in hybrids, fuel efficiency is usually at the top of the list.
But more often than not, focusing solely on one feature doesn’t get the job done. So many vehicles these days are very close to one another when it comes to that main feature. That’s why you’ll need to broaden your horizons when figuring out what’s best for you. In this case, when we took a look at the 2016 Toyota Prius v vs the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid, looking at fuel efficiency alone didn’t put one unquestionably above the other. We had to look at other features before figuring out the best bet.
Advantage: 2016 Toyota Prius v
Even though we’re not exclusively looking at fuel efficiency, it’s still the best place to start when comparing a Prius v and a C-Max Hybrid. While it’s a close call, the 2016 Prius v comes out on top by using 0.2 less litres per 100km in the city and 0.6 less litres per 100km on the highway. So the Prius v does have the advantage, but it’s still too close to call at this point.
Since both are 5-seat hatchbacks, it’s safe to assume passenger and cargo space are an important factor to anyone looking to purchase either the 2016 Toyota Prius v or the Ford C-Max Hybrid. Once again, the Prius v comes out ahead of the C-Max Hybrid. And this time it’s a little more decisive. The Toyota Prius v offers 7.3 more cubic feet of passenger volume and 9.8 more cubic feet of cargo capacity. While it’s not shown in the table, the Prius v keeps that cargo capacity advantage when the backseat is down as well.
In the end, the choice becomes a simple one. With better fuel efficiency and more room for passengers and cargo, the 2016 Toyota Prius v is the best option.