2017 Toyota Prius vs 2017 Ford C-Max
Two decades ago, the Toyota Prius debuted and was a major game changer for the automotive industry — by showing that a hybrid could not only be a practical reality, but commercially successful as well. Now on its fourth generation, the Prius is still a hybrid leader, with its sporty design, high-level ride comfort, advanced technology and exceptional fuel economy. Take a look at this 2017 Toyota Prius vs 2017 Ford C-Max comparison to see how the new Prius favorably stacks up against the hybrid competition.
The 2017 Prius offers the more technologically sophisticated choice. Its electronic information cluster appears to float through a carefully carved, almost invisible rear surface. The panel features dual 4.2-inch full-color TFT (Thin Film Transistor) multi-information displays, and their content can be changed using steering wheel controls. The display provides a multitude of readouts for hybrid energy information and much more, but best of all, the driver can choose how much information to receive by selecting either Simple or Segmented display modes. The 2017 Prius also comes with the innovative Entune Audio System, which helps keep you connected to your world with such features as advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology.
|2017 Toyota Prius||VS||2017 Ford C-Max|
|Available||Qi-compatible wireless charging||No|
|Yes||Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection||No|
|54 mpg||City Fuel Economy||42 mpg|
|50 mpg||Highway Fuel Economy||37 mpg|
2017 Prius vs 2017 C-Max: Which hybrid is better?
The new Prius has the advantage for safety as well. The standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) is an active safety package that combines the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Also standard is the Toyota Star Safety System, which includes enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.
The biggest reason that consumers are attracted to hybrids is their excellent efficiency, and on this front, the Prius is the clear winner. Its time-tested Hybrid Synergy Drive system combines the output of a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and two motor/generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission. The new hybrid system operates more efficiently and more quietly and offers a higher level of driving performance than in the previous generation model. Drivers of the 2017 Prius can choose between selectable Normal and Power driving modes. Normal balances both fuel economy and acceleration feel, while Power prioritizes acceleration feel. The Prius gets a fuel sipping efficiency rating of 54 city/50 hwy mpg, which far surpasses the 42 city/37 hwy mpg rating for the C-Max.
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