Compare 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2014 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Ford C-Max
2014 Volkswagen Passat
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2015 Ford C-Max
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 37 $22,539 $24,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 37 $25,337 $27,170
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,626 $31,770
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4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 34 $21,189 $22,095
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,012 $23,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,194 $24,185
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,815 $25,875
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,582 $26,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,500 $28,675
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,448 $29,665
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,130 $30,375
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,026 $33,395
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,860 $34,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$19,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With their stylish interiors and perky driving feel, the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are somewhat sportier alternatives to the Toyota Prius lineup. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 22 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57
Front Head Room (in)
38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61
Wheelbase (in)
110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3166
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27
Trans Type
5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12
Trans Order Code
NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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