Compare 2016 Chevrolet Volt vs 2016 Ford C-Max vs 2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Chevrolet Volt
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2016 Ford C-Max
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2016 Toyota Prius
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,843 $33,170
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,019 $37,520
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5-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 36 $23,083 $24,170
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 36 $25,948 $27,170
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5-Door HB Four
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB Four 54 50 $26,671 $28,650
Prius 5-Door HB Four Touring 54 50 $27,927 $30,000
Prius 5-Door HB Three 54 50 $24,437 $26,250
Prius 5-Door HB Three Touring 54 50 $26,158 $28,100
Prius 5-Door HB Two 54 50 $22,748 $24,200
Prius 5-Door HB Two Eco 58 53 $23,218 $24,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,843
$23,083
$26,671
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,170
$24,170
$28,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$403 / month
$478 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2016 Chevy Volt improves on its predecessor in every way that counts, and its 53-mile range is unsurpassed among plug-in hybrids—meaning its biggest weak spot is GM’s ability to explain and market it. The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi offer a sportier alternative to the Toyota Prius range that feels premium inside and more capable on the road. The 2016 Toyota Prius has moved much closer to driving like a regular car, while maintaining the highest fuel economy of any car without a plug; that should attract new buyers—if they can overlook the styling.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 42 mpg 54 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 36 mpg 50 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 51.9 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 55.9 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 99.7 93.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 39.4 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 55.2 53
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 43.1 43.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 54.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 36.5 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 41 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 60.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 173.6 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 63.9 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 60.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 72 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.5 27.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.6 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 11 10.2
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 10.9 10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 13.5 11.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 38.4 33.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP TDH NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P225/50VR17 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GP TDH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P225/50VR17 P195/65SR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 3607 3050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7 15 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 390 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
294 129 @ 4000 105 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
L3A 99U NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 188 @ 6000 121 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 36.8 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 42 54
Battery Range (mi)
53 - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 39 52
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
MKV NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.57 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Ford C-Max Hybrid Toyota Prius
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 - 3.4
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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