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 Energi 5-Door HB SEL N/A N/A $30,726 $32,950
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 37 $23,499 $25,200
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

$30,726
$30,417
$22,619

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,950
$32,050
$23,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$549 / 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

Coming Soon 43 mpg 28 mpg

Highway

Coming Soon 40 mpg 40 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 4 -

EPA Classification

Sub Compact Compact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.9 51.8 52.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 54.0 54.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.8 86.1 94.1

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 Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 53.1 53.7

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 32.8 36.2

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 38.9 38.9

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)

63.8 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 Up (ft³)

19.2 14.3 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

42.8 - TBD - -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- - 11.8

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)

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.811 x 0.984 10.0 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.0 11.9 14.5

Steering

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

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A 36.8 35.8

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50R17 P215/45R17 P205/50VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA T125/70D17 T125/70D16

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50R17 P215/45R17 P205/50VR17

Trailering

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 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3859 3196 2950

Wheels

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

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.454 - 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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

NA 40 40

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

19 - -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

NA 43 28

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

88 - -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

38 42 33

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 1.452

Trans Type

1 1 6

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 0.708

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - TBD - 3.893

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 2.022

Trans Order Code

44J NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.27 3.591

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 1.000

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA 0.599

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - TBD - 3.552

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford C-Max Energi Lexus CT 200h Mazda Mazda3

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback Sedan

Suspension

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

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.866 - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

NA 4.4 5.5

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 9 (2012) -

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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