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Even base versions of the Ford C-Max Hybrid feel better appointed than the utilitarian Prius -- and there's plenty of room for options.
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The 47-mpg rating and sticker price advantage of the C-Max Hybrid make the argument stronger for the Ford than for the Toyota Prius V.
Popular Mechanics

The SE's interior is upholstered in a scratchy synthetic fabric that might be easy to clean but is no match for the SEL's wonderful standard leather.
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The C-Max’s base pricing is aggressive; the SE starts at $25,995. The trimmed-up SEL with leather, keyless start, and the MyFord Touch system leaves the blocks at $28,995. Go heavy on the C-Max order sheet, and you can get the price up past $33,000.
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A simple wave of your foot below the rear bumper [of the C-Max SEL] opens the hatch for easy loading when your hands are full.
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The 2014 Ford C-Max comes in two different trim levels—SE and SEL—and in standard C-Max Hybrid guise or in C-Max Energi plug-in-hybrid form.

There are many chances to add options to the C-Max SE. One of them is the Winter package (heated power mirrors with side indicators, and puddle lamps), or you could go with the Power Liftgate and Rear Park Assist package, or a package that bundles Sync Services, the MyFord Touch voice-control system, and Sirius XM satellite radio. Step up to the SEL, and you get Sync with MyFord Touch, a push-button start with proximity sensing, rain-sensing wipers, a reversing proximity warning system, heated and leather-trimmed front seats, and ambient LED interior lighting.

Other possibilities include a Hands-Free Technology package that offers hands-free liftgate operation triggered by a kicking motion below the bumper, and a Parking Technology package that lets the driver direct the C-Max to steer itself into a parallel parking space. A la carte options include items such as heated side mirrors, a power liftgate, and MyFord Touch.

All C-Max Hybrid versions come with standard 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with USB and auxiliary input jacks, an illuminated glove box, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear-seat heater vents, the Sync voice-controls system, and the SmartGauge digital display system with InfoGuide screens that let the driver configure information on the car's operation and energy consumption.

Conclusion

Even base versions of the Ford C-Max Hybrid feel better appointed than the utilitarian Prius -- and there's plenty of room for options.

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