Compare 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2015 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Ford C-Max
2015 Volkswagen Passat
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2015 Ford C-Max
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 36 $22,539 $24,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 36 $25,337 $27,170
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,626 $31,770
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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
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$20,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$21,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$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
- 24 mpg
Highway
- 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
- 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61
Wheelbase (in)
- 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3172
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.78
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27
Trans Type
- 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.12
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.60
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
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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