Compare 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2014 Honda Insight vs 2015 Toyota Prius

2015 Ford C-Max
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2014 Honda Insight
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2015 Toyota Prius
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5-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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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5-Door CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight 5-Door CVT 41 44 $17,842 $18,725
Insight 5-Door CVT EX 41 44 $21,130 $22,190
Insight 5-Door CVT EX PZEV 41 44 $21,130 $22,190
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi 41 44 $22,767 $23,915
Insight 5-Door CVT EX w/Navi PZEV 41 44 $22,767 $23,915
Insight 5-Door CVT LX 41 44 $19,526 $20,500
Insight 5-Door CVT LX PZEV 41 44 $19,526 $20,500
Insight 5-Door CVT PZEV 41 44 $17,842 $18,725
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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 Series Special Edition 51 48 $25,122 $26,985
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 N/A N/A $28,791 $29,990
Prius Plug-In 5-Door HB Advanced N/A N/A $33,509 $34,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,539
$17,842
$27,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,170
$18,725
$30,005
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$312 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
7.2
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. The 2014 Honda Insight is one of the better-handling small hybrids, but it faces tough competitors who beat it on gas mileage, interior space, and features. The 2015 Toyota Prius is still the most fuel-efficient gasoline car on the market, at 50 mpg; its iconic hatchback shape offers a spacious interior that can seat five, though the handling is nothing to write home about.
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Fuel Economy
City
42 mpg 41 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 44 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 51.6 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 85 93.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33 36
Front Head Room (in)
41 38.4 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 48.7 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 52.7 54.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 36.4 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 50.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.3 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 58 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 100.4 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 66.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 58.3 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 172.3 176.4
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 56.2 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 15.9 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.6 31.5 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 10.3 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 7.9 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 10.6 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.1 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P185/60TR15 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TDH NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P185/60TR15 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDH NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3607 2747 3072
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 332 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 123 @ 1000 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.3 L/82 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 98 @ 5800 134 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 42 (Est) 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36.8 44 (Est) 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
42 41 (Est) 51
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 4.20 4.11
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.17 - 0.53 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.51 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Hybrid Honda Insight Toyota Prius
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 4.4 (Est) 3.5
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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