How Ford’s Lineup Compares To Toyota’s On Fuel Efficiency

As Ford prepares to offer fuel-saving Start-Stop technology across more than 70 percent of its North American vehicle lineup, the automaker today is already quite the leader when it comes to fuel efficiency. And since the public, assisted by Toyota’s admittedly efficient product lineup, have hoisted the Japanese automaker to the top of consumer opinion when it comes to fuel economy, Ford has produced the following list, where its cars best Toyota’s in fuel efficiency. The list, which we refer to here as the list of “wins”, is available below. We’ve taken the liberty to infuse some of our editing and commentary into it… for context, color, and overall fun.

So, take a deep breath, and… go:

  • Ford C-MAX Hybrid, at 43 mpg city and 43 mpg highway, beats Toyota Prius v by 1 mpg in the compact hybrid utility segment
  • Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, both with 100 MPGe combined, beat Toyota Prius Plug-in by 5 MPGe in the plug-in hybrid segment
  • Ford Fiesta with the award-winning 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, at 45 mpg highway, beats Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg. The Fiesta also beats Honda Fit by 12 mpg), but that’s beside the point
  • Toyota does not even offer a competitor to Ford Focus Electric and its 110 MPGe city rating
  • Ford Fusion 1.6-liter EcoBoost, at 37 mpg highway, beats Toyota Camry by 2 mpg in the midsize sedan segment
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid, at 47 mpg highway, tops Toyota Camry Hybrid by 9 mpg in the midsize hybrid sedan segment
  • Ford Taurus 2.0-liter EcoBoost, at 32 mpg highway, beats Toyota Avalon by 1 mpg in the full-size sedan segment. Ironically, the Avalon is the newest vehicle in the segment, while the Taurus is one of the oldest
  • Ford Escape 1.6-liter EcoBoost, at 33 mpg highway, beats Toyota RAV-4 by 5 mpg in the small crossover segment
  • Ford Explorer 2.0-liter EcoBoost, at 28 mpg highway, beats Toyota Highlander by 3 mpg in the midsize crossover segment. Ironically, the Explorer is significantly larger than the Highlander
  • Ford Expedition, at 20 mpg highway, beats Toyota Sequoia by 2 mpg in the full-size SUV segment
  • Ford Edge 2.0-liter EcoBoost, at 30 mpg highway, beats Toyota Venza by 4 mpg in the midsize crossover segment
  • Ford F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost, at 22 mpg highway, beats Toyota Tundra by 2 mpg in the full-size pickup truck segment

With all these wins, we wonder when the public will see Ford’s fuel economy leadership past Toyota’s public fuel efficiency mirage.

Motrolix Founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.

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