Compare 2014 Ford C-Max vs 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Toyota Prius V

2014 Ford C-Max
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2014 Ford Escape
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2014 Toyota Prius V
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5-Door HB SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Max Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,499 $31,635
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 36 $22,539 $24,170
C-Max Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 36 $25,337 $27,170
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
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5-Door Wgn Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Five 44 40 $28,295 $30,395
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Three 44 40 $25,613 $27,515
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Two 44 40 $24,902 $26,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,499
$25,457
$28,295
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,635
$27,300
$30,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$455 / month
$507 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Compared to the Toyota Prius, the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi provide more driving enjoyment as well as a more comfortable, stylish interior -- even if they don't quite measure up in real-world fuel efficiency. With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. The 2014 Toyota Prius V combines a spacious interior with excellent real-world gas mileage but it can feel underpowered when heavily loaded.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 22 mpg 44 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 30 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.3 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.8 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 98.1 97.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.8 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
41 39.9 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.5 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 7.9 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 178.1 181.7
Height, Overall (in)
63.8 66.3 62
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.6 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 105.9 109.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 72.4 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
42.8 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.2 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 67.8 67.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 34.3 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 34.3 34.3
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 - 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 - 10.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 15.1 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.8 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/55HR17 P215/50WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDH TJL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/55HR17 P215/50WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TDH TJL NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3859 3645 3274
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 173 @ 5700 134 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 184 @ 2500 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U 99X NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
88 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 30 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 22 44
Battery Range (mi)
20 - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 25 42
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA 446 NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.51 4.11
Trans Type
1 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.94 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.44 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.58 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility Wagon
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Energi Ford Escape Toyota Prius v
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.4 (Est) 4.4 (Est)
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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