The granddaddy of all hybrids, the Toyota Prius, continues to excel at environmentally-friendly engineering with the 2015 Prius. This is the hybrid that started it all and continues to enhance its features inside and out. The friendly sales staff at Lakeland Toyota in Lakeland, FL, would like to enhance your car-buying experience by making it fun and hassle-free. So if you're in Brandon or Plant City, come on down and take a 2015 Toyota Prius for a test drive -- then prepare to say goodbye to your local fuel station!
Let's see how the 2015 Toyota Prius holds its own against the Ford C-MAX Hybrid.
The 2015 Toyota Prius will never let you down when it comes to fuel efficiency -- how could it when Toyota practically invented the hybrid? The Prius garners and incredible EPA-estimated 51 city/48 highway mpg while the Ford C-MAX doesn't even come close with its 42 city/37 highway mpg. No math whizzes necessary here -- the 2015 Prius gets nine miles more per gallon than the C-MAX when you're cruising around Lakeland and 11 more miles when you're enjoying the Florida sun on the highways. So if you didn't buy a Hybrid for fuel efficiency, what's the point? Winner: Toyota Prius by 11 miles!
With very close starting MSRP'S, the 2015 Toyota Prius and C-MAX are in a virtual tie from the beginning, but when it comes to standard features, this is where they part ways. Only thirty bucks separates them at the start, with the Prius price tag at $24,200 and the C-MAX at $24,170. But you'll find more amenities on the Prius, including heated power mirrors, a stereo system with 6.1 inch touch screen, push button start, and a Touch Tracer Display which transfers any hardware you push on the steering wheel to the digital dashboard display. So you get much more for your hard-earned money in the 2015 Toyota Prius than the C-MAX.
Maintaining a vehicle, even one as sophisticated as a hybrid, can get costly if you want your car to run right. You won't have any issue in the 2015 Prius, though, because a 2-year/25,000 mile free maintenance plan is included. On the C-MAX, prepare to pull out your debit card on oil changes and scheduled maintenance.