Compare 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Toyota Prius V

2015 Ford C-Max
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2015 Ford Escape
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2015 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 $29,626 $31,770
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 29 $25,551 $27,400
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
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5-Door Wgn Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Five 44 40 $28,798 $30,935
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Four 44 40 $27,644 $29,695
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Three 44 40 $26,121 $28,060
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Two 44 40 $24,834 $26,675

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,626
$25,551
$28,798

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,770
$27,400
$30,935

Monthly Payment Estimate

$530 / month
$457 / month
$516 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.0
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

With their stylish interiors and perky driving feel, the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi are somewhat sportier alternatives to the Toyota Prius lineup. With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise. The 2015 Toyota Prius V brings a fresh face and the same outstanding fuel economy that the Prius is known for, all in a more family-friendly shape.

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Fuel Economy

City

40 mpg 22 mpg 44 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 29 mpg 40 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Small SUV 4WD Midsize Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72 72.4 69.9

Track Width, Front (in)

60.5 61.5 60.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.5 7.9 5.7

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 178.1 182.9

Height, Overall (in)

63.8 66.3 62

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.4 61.6 60.5

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 105.9 109.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

19.2 - -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

42.8 - -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- 34.3 34.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

- 67.8 67.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

- 34.3 34.3

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14 15.1 11.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 38.8 38.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P235/55HR17 P215/50WR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P235/55HR17 P215/50WR17

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3859 3645 3340

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7.5 17 X 7

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

390 - -

Engine

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

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

38 25 42

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

88 - -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 29 40

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

40 22 44

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

20 - -

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.57 3.51 4.11

Trans Type

1 6 1

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

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.91 -

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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford C-Max Energi Ford Escape Toyota Prius v

Body Style

Hatchback Sport Utility Wagon

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

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

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 2000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 2000 -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 2000 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 200 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 200 -

Emissions

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

- 7.1 4.2

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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Overall Side Crash Rating

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Side Barrier Rating

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Side Barrier Rating Driver

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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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