Compare 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2015 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Ford C-Max
2015 Volkswagen Passat
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5-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB SE 42 36 $22,539 $24,170
5-Door HB SEL 42 36 $25,337 $27,170
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4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T S 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SE 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0L TDI SE 30 44 $25,985 $27,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,931 $29,125
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $29,585 $30,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 30 42 $32,534 $33,925
4-Door Sedan DSG 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 20 28 $34,519 $35,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,539
$20,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,170
$21,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
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 2015 Volkswagen Passat provides a refreshing alternative to the usual mid-sizers, offering a huge interior and the segment's only diesel engine option.
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Fuel Economy
City
42 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 102
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
41 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
52.6 -
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)
10.9 12.3
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 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TDH NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3607 3172
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 6000 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36.8 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
42 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.65
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.87
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.78
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Hybrid Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.3 (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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