Compare 2013 Ford C-Max vs 2013 Toyota Prius

2013 Ford C-Max
2013 Toyota Prius
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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 HB Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,930 $30,005
Prius 5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,470 $28,435
Prius 5-Door HB Persona 51 48 $25,256 $27,130
Prius 5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,985 $25,765
Prius 5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,748 $24,200
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB 51 49 $30,720 $32,000
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,726
$27,930

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,950
$30,005

Monthly Payment Estimate

$549 / month
$500 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.4

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 Toyota Prius is a spacious, practical mid-size hatchback that will hold five people and their gear, while remaining the highest-mileage car sold without a plug.

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Fuel Economy

City

Coming Soon 51 mpg

Highway

Coming Soon 48 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Sub Compact Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.9 51.200

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 54.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.8 93.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 37.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.2 53.1

Front Leg Room (in)

40.4 42.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 52.7

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 36.0

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 38.6

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.5 59.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.512 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 176.4

Height, Overall (in)

63.8 58.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 59.4

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 106.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.0 68.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

19.2 21.6

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

42.8 67.3

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.023 x 0.433 10.2 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.811 x 0.984 10.0 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.0 11.9

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.7 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Type

Electric Rack and Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.35 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A 36.0

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50R17 P215/45R17

Spare Tire Size

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50R17 P215/45R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3859 3042

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.454 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

- TBD - 105 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

99U NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

188 Combined 98 @ 5200

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

NA 48

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

19 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

NA 51

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

88 -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

38 50

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Type

1 1

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - TBD -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford C-Max Energi Toyota Prius

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

25.5 NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.004 NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

22.0 NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.866 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Emissions

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

NA 3.7

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 10

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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