Compare 2013 Ford C-Max vs 2013 Volkswagen Passat

2013 Ford C-Max
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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
0 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 38.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 72.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
42.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3859 3459
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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 -
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
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Diesel I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 40
Battery Range (mi)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 30
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
88 -
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Energi Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
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
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
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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