Compare 2013 Ford C-Max vs 2013 Lexus CT vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Ford C-Max
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2013 Lexus CT
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2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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5-Door HB SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 37 $26,451 $28,365
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5-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT 200h 5-Door Sedan Hybrid 43 40 $30,417 $32,050
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,451
$30,417
$22,619
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,365
$32,050
$23,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$534 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is the first head-to-head challenger for the Toyota Prius since that car grabbed the green mantle a decade ago--and in many ways, the Ford's a better daily driver. The 2013 Lexus CT 200h remains the only compact luxury hybrid hatchback, and it's more stylish, fun, and economical than that blend might indicate. It's got (mostly) Lexus levels of luxury and refinement, with a fun Sport mode and a combination of good value and great fuel economy. The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
42 mpg 43 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 32.8 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 38.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 51.8 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.0 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.0 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 42.1 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 86.1 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.1 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.512 5.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 170.1 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 56.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 102.4 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 69.5 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.5 - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
54.3 14.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.944 x 0.984 10.0 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
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)
11.023 x 0.433 11.0 x - TBD - 10.43 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 11.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 36.8 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.2 34.2
Steering Type
Electric Rack and Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35 2.7 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/45R17 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D17 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/45R17 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3607 3196 2950
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.396 - TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 142 @ 4000 148 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
99U NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 Combined 134 Combined 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
40 42 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 40 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
42 43 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.599
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD - 3.552
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 1.452
Trans Type
1 1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.708
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD - 3.893
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 2.022
Trans Order Code
44J NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.27 3.591
Drivetrain
Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Hybrid Lexus CT 200h Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25.5 - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.004 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
22.0 - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.2 4.4 5.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 9 (2012) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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