Performance: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. 2012 Toyota Prius V
The Ford C-Max receives a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that mates to an electric motor. Combined, this powerplant promises 141 horsepower. The larger Prius V receives a slightly smaller engine in the form of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that pairs to two electric motors. The end result is 134 horsepower and 153 lb-ft. of torque. While neither vehicle delivers what might be described as white-knuckle performance, the C-Max is poised to offer just a little more peppiness.