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2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Ford C-Max

  2013 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Three (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
Invoice $22,054 N/A
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Bottom Line The 2013 Toyota Prius is a spacious, practical mid-size hatchback that will hold five people and their gear, while remaining the highest-mileage car sold without a plug. Read Full Review The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the first head-to-head challenger for the Toyota Prius since that car grabbed the green mantle a decade ago--and in many ways, the Ford's a better daily driver. Read Full Review
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  • Best gas mileage in the U.S.
  • Spacious interior
  • Surprisingly practical hatchback
  • Wide array of high-tech options
  • Plug-in, wagon, and subcompact models


  • Not much fun behind the wheel
  • Impractical flying-buttress console
  • Far from luxurious materials
  • Makes a statement, like it or not
  • Plug-in has lowest electric range in U.S.


  • Finally, a viable Prius competitor
  • Stylish and high-quality interior
  • Very quiet and refined inside
  • Second most fuel-efficient car on sale


  • Styling neither mainstream nor distinctive
  • Handling not as responsive as other Fords
  • Load floor higher than tailgate opening
  • No all-wheel-drive option
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