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2014 Ford C-Max

2014 Volkswagen Passat

  2014 Ford C-Max 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport
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Invoice N/A $19,990
N/A 20/43
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Bottom Line Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency. Read Full Review The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores. Read Full Review
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  • A worthy rival to the Prius
  • Stylish and high-quality interior
  • Quiet, refined interior
  • Perky driving feel
  • Useful plug-in Energi model


  • A design that's too vanlike for some
  • Some controls almost out of view
  • Load floor higher than tailgate opening
  • No all-wheel-drive option


  • Expansive rear seat
  • Excellent turbodiesel fuel economy
  • Minimalist styling that should endure
  • Ride and handling a cut above
  • Strong safety scores


  • Dull base engine
  • Still some grainy plastic trim
  • Road and wind noise are noticeable
  • Gaps in the features and options lists
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