Compare 2015 Ford C-Max vs 2015 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Ford C-Max
2015 Volkswagen Passat
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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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4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Limited Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Limited Edition PZEV 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S PZEV 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE PZEV 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav PZEV 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium PZEV 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport PZEV 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed PZEV 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S PZEV 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport PZEV 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $29,585 $30,850
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 30 44 $25,985 $27,095
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SE w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,931 $29,125
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SEL Premium 30 42 $32,534 $33,925
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $34,519 $35,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,626
$23,011
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,770
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$530 / month
$400 / 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
40 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize 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
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)
63.8 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
42.8 -
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)
11.8 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)
14 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3859 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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)
38 28
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
88 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 24
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
20 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.65
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Energi Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
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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