FORD’S C-MAX VS TOYOTA’S PRIUS V
Toyota has long dominated the hybrid market but it seems like their strong hold in the world of hybrid cars is going to be loosen up as the ford company is coming closer to launch its ford c-max hybrid .Like the Prius v, the C-MAX Hybrid is a Euro-styled small van/tall wagon with four hinged (not sliding) doors. Lets look at the brief comparison of these two models.
Forthcoming C-MAX Hybrid’s official EPA miles per gallon ratings has given significant boost to their promotional activities.The numbers total 47 MPG city/47 MPG highway/47 MPG combined, besting the Toyota Prius v by up to 7 MPG The 2012 Toyota Prius V returns 44 mpg in city driving and 40 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 42 mpg, according to the EPA.
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid beats the Toyota Prius V on fuel economy, said Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday
Ford says it has been hard at work to achieve these EPA ratings, holding nearly 500 hybrid technology patents as a result and driving down costs it says are 30 percent lower now “so we can bring these fuel-saving vehicles to more customers.”
keep in notice of the fact that Technologies in the C-MAX Hybrid and Toyota Prius V will help drivers attain the same top speed of up to 62 MPH in EV mode
A 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid starts at $25,995, including a $795 destination charge where as The 2012 Toyota Prius V Two starts at $27,310, including a $760 destination charge means Ford aggressively pricing the C-max hybrid to start less than the Prius v, and the war is on for the pocketbooks of those who like to drive green cars
The car under the hood combines a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a battery-driven electric motor .It will make use of power split architecture, which “allows the electric motor and gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately to maximize efficiency on the other hand you have the same capabilities in the Toyota Prius V but with 1.8 liter engine
The Ford C-Max is billed as an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle). This terminology can loosely be interpreted as a sedan/minivan crossover. While built on Ford’s compact vehicle platform, the extended cabin and tall rear end share striking similarities with larger vehicles. The result is a fairly compact vehicle that is also fairly roomy. In contrast, Toyota prefers to refer to the Prius V as a wagon – and with good reason. The boxier exterior design is much more reminiscent of the classic station wagon design. In the end, this boxier design helps the Prius V win out in the category of cargo. With seats up, the Toyota offering delivers 34.3 cubic feet of storage, compared to the C-Max’s 24.5 cubic feet. With seats down, the Prius V wins out with 67.3 cubic feet (C-Max offers 54.3 cubic feet).
While C-max offers less cargo capacity than the Prius V, it has a slightly larger passenger compartment and more power, with a total system output of 188 hp compared to 134 hp for the Toyota
AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OF UPFRONT
The profile of the steeply raked windshield continues with a sweeping, coupe-like roof line that ends with a strong-rising C-pillar, similar to the smaller Fiesta. The shape is not only striking, but plays a major role in the C-Max’s aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.30.Up front, a large, lower, inverted trapezoid grille and small upper grille are becoming signature design elements of Ford cars. On the other side Toyota’s Long flowing headlights establish an athletic look and the sculpted hood kicks up at the rear edges adding a touch of sportiness. The outer corners of the bumper boast eye-catching fog lights that direct the eye to prominent front wheel arches sheet metal. In fact, the headlight housings themselves have been slightly altered to incorporate a new ridge that reduces wind turbulence around the side view mirrors. Toyota says that the small change has a huge impact on interior noise.
It also marks Ford’s first integration of lithium-ion battery technology in a hybrid. According to Ford, lithium-ion designs are 25 to 30 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter, which makes them easier to package in a vehicle, and can be tuned to either increase power to boost acceleration, or to increase energy to extend driving distance while nickel-metal hydride battery for Toyota Prius V
BRAKING SYSTEM AND AIRBAGS
In this department they are quite the same as the Toyota Prius V comes standard with anti lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. The Ford C-Max Hybrid will offer a similar starting package, with seven airbags (including driver’s knee airbag) already confirmed by the company. A rear view camera and active park assist system will also be available on all models
Standard features for the C-Max Hybrid will be extensive, and include 17-inch wheels, panoramic sunroof, tinted windows, heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control and a nine-speaker stereo. This starting package proves more impressive than that of the Prius V, which includes 16-inch wheels, single-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery and a six-speaker stereo .Non-green features on this C-MAX include a hands-free lift gate, active park assist for easier parallel parking and the My Ford Touch infotainment system, which offers ways for customers to manage and control their phone, navigation, entertainment and climate functions through voice commands [and] menus accessed through controls on the steering wheel, touch screens, buttons or knobs
Those who have yet to commit to a hybrid family hauler, though, will be glad to know their patience could earn them some extra efficiency or speed.You should wait for FORD’S C-MAX HYBRID.
Posted on August 12, 2012, in Cars and tagged 1.8 liter engine, 188 hp, 42 mpg, Atkinson, C-MAX, CAR, EV mode, hybrid, lithium-ion designs, Prius v, Toyota, Toyota Prius v, Uncategorized, wagon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.