If you're looking for a hybrid, we'd like to say there's a wide variety out there and it's just a matter of taste, but when you look at the vehicles in this class, there's the Toyota Prius and then there's a slew of imitators. For example, in the side-by-side comparison of the 2016 Toyota Prius vs. 2016 Ford C-Max hybrid, on the one hand you have a vehicle that has won a safety award and gets an industry-leading fuel economy in the 2016 Prius, and on the other you have a vehicle that will cost you more over the lifetime of the car, with its lower fuel economy.
The 2016 Ford C-Max is a bulkier car, with passenger room that approaches 100 cubic feet, and a base curb weight that is also very midsize sedan-like at over 3,600 pounds. The 2016 Prius holds about 93.1 cubic feet of passengers, but what it might lack in size it more than makes up for with its class-leading 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway and its slick-handling, with a 33.5-foot curb-to-curb turning circle. The 2016 C-Max falls back into the pack with its less-efficient 42 mpg city, 37 mpg highway and a turning circle that is plodding in comparison at 38 feet.
|2016 Toyota Prius||Vs.||2016 Ford C-Max|
|54 city, 50 highway||MPG||42 city, 37 highway|
|3,075||Base Curb Weight (pounds)||
|Yes||Autotrader "Must Test Drive" List?||No|
|Yes||2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
One of the major benefits of driving a hybrid is how it reduces emissions, making it more environmentally-friendly. And when you add that to the 2016 Toyota Prius' superior fuel economy and handling, you've got a nice package. But don't just listen to us, the experts have judged the 2016 Prius one of the safest vehicles in its class, as it was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. In addition, Autotrader named the 2016 Prius to its annual "Must Test Drive" list, making it one of 10 cars the automotive expert says you need to drive.
At Novato Toyota, we have a wide selection of hybrid vehicles on the lot, including the Prius, the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Novato Toyota is located at 115 Vintage Way in Novato, CA, which is about 30 miles from San Francisco, and we serve the area that includes San Rafael and Petaluma, as well as the greater San Francisco and Oakland areas. Please contact us at (415) 897-3191 or visit us to see why you will save money and the environment with a Prius, or any Toyota hybrid.