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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.4
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61
Wheelbase (in)
- 110.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3166
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
Engine Type
- Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27
Trans Type
- 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
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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