2016 C-MAX Hybrid & Energi vs. Toyota Prius
As the dedicated hybrid-only Ford vehicle line, C-MAX is an environmentally conscious choice that also delivers the styling, performance, space and flexibility of a small wagon.
In many ways, the 2016 C-MAX Hybrid and 2016 C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid offer advantages that Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-on do not.
When discussing 2016 C-MAX Hybrid or 2016 C-MAX Energi, keep these points in mind. Our EV powertrains have impressive EPA-estimated ratings and feature state of the art lithium-ion batteries (not nickel-metal-hydride). The 2016 C-MAX Energi also has an impressive 19 miles EV range and delivers impressive horsepower, torque, electric power and top speed ratings.
2016 C-MAX Hybrid and 2016 C-MAX Energi come standard with SmartGuage with EcoGuide, which lets customers tailor the vehicle information display to their needs. Prius and Prius Plug-in have a somewhat similar feature, but our SmartGuage shares more detail and allows for more tailoring of information. The 2016 C-MAX Hybrid and 2016 C-MAX Energi also offer features that Prius doesn’t, including Active Grill Shutter System, Active Noise Cancellation. Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, SYNC with MyFord (2016 C-MAX Hybrid), SYNC with MyFordTouch (2016 C-MAX Energi) and roll stability control.
911 Assist is standard on both the 2016 C-MAX Hybrid and the 2016 C-MAX Energi. Once the customer’s phone is properly paired to SYNC, 911 Assist will automatically connect with a 911 operator (no need for a 3rd party). Prius offers an optional system called Safety Connect that routes calls to a call center for emergency response. Additional, shared standard safety features include: AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Electronic brake assist, MyKey, seven airbags (including driver knee), SOS Post-Crash Alert System and tire pressure monitoring system.
The C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi provide ample room for the daily commute, an afternoon of errands or a night on the town. The C-MAX Engeri owners don’t have to trade passenger room for the efficiency of a plug-in. There are also four charging options available for the C-MAX Energi.