Compare 2013 Ford C-Max vs 2013 Volkswagen Passat

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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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4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,068 $28,225
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $28,660 $29,885
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $31,564 $32,915
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,150 $26,225
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance PZEV 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE PZEV 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav PZEV 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof PZEV 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL PZEV 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium PZEV 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE PZEV 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,037 $29,235
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 28 $29,628 $30,895
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,151 $33,525

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,726
$27,068

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,950
$28,225

Monthly Payment Estimate

$549 / month
$470 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.8

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. Marginally less refined than the last version, today's VW Passat hits important marks with excellent diesel fuel economy, superior passenger space and top safety scores.

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Fuel Economy

City

Coming Soon 30 mpg

Highway

Coming Soon 40 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Sub Compact Mid-Size

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.9 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 56.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.8 102.0

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.2 57.0

Front Leg Room (in)

40.4 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 39.1

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 38.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.5 62.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.512 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 191.6

Height, Overall (in)

63.8 58.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 61.0

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 110.4

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.0 72.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

19.2 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

42.8 -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 15.9

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 10.7 x 0.4

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 12.3 x 1.0

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.0 18.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.7 16.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- TBD - 36.4

Steering Type

Electric Rack and Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.35 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A NA

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50R17 P215/55HR17

Spare Tire Size

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50R17 P215/55HR17

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 3459

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.454 9.2

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 140

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

- TBD - 236 @ 1750

Engine Order Code

99U NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 2.0L/120

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

188 Combined 140 @ 4000

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Diesel I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

NA 40

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

19 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

NA 30

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

88 -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

38 34

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.30

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.91

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.99

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 2.05

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 4.12, 3.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.90

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.76

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.46

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford C-Max Energi Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Hatchback 4 Door Sdn

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

25.5 NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.004 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link 4-Link

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 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs NA

Emissions

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

NA 6.3

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 8

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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