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RSS Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid rated at 100 MPGe, combined

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Well, this certainly isn't going to end the way Ford continues to compare its C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid to its competition from the Toyota Prius family. Beating earlier expectations that it would be rated at 95 MPGe (but meeting even earlier expectations), Ford has announced that the Energi has been rated at 100 MPGe combined (that's 108 city, 92 on the highway). Yes, that makes it "America's most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid," as Ford so proudly states in a new press release, available below. To compare, the Toyota Prius Plug-In gets 95 MPGe combined, and the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid gets 98.

When it goes on sale later this year, the C-Max Energi will have a lot of ground to make up on the showroom floor, even with its objectively better numbers. Last month, the Prius Plug-In sold 1,652 copies while Chevy sold 2,851 Volts. The non-plug-in version of the C-Max Hybrid sold 969 units in September. Will MyFord Touch, constant Prius-bashing and a lower starting price be enough to put the Energi on top of the plug-in hybrid sales ladder?

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Good for Ford. Wonder what the price tag is? If its anything close to a Volt and I was shopping for one, I would take the better looking Volt.

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I love the look of the Volt

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