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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid 2012 Toyota Prius V 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
     
5dr HB SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 5dr HB SEL
5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Three (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Five (Natl)
4dr Manual S SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual S SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual S PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE with Sunroof PZEV SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Sunroof & Navigation SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Sunroof & Navigation SportWagen

Prices

MSRP $25,200 $26,550 $20,195
Invoice $23,499 $24,716 $19,387
Avg. Paid $24,994 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.5 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.6 9.6
Performance 7.8 7.8 8.7
Interior 7.4 8.6 8.1
Safety 8.6 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good acceleration for a hybrid
  • Better gas mileage than the Toyota Prius v
  • Very nice interior for the price
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Great fuel economy for its size
  • Optional TDI engine with great fuel economy
  • Cargo volume on par with compact SUVs
  • High-quality interior
  • Sporty performance
Cons
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Ride can be harsh
  • Confusing interior electronics
  • Dull performance
  • Confusing dash layout
  • Tight rear seats
  • Standard 2.5-liter engine is a bit unrefined

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 2.0L/122 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110 Gas I5 2.5L/151
MPG 45 City / 40 Hwy 44 City / 40 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Wagon 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 109.4 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 181.7 179.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 69.9 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 63.9 62.0 59.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3607 3274 3228

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.8 97.2 91.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 39.6 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 41.3 41.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.9 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.6 38.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 35.9 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.2 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 24.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 67.3 66.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.3 32.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 188 Combined 98 @ 5200 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) - TBD - 105 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 36.1 35.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 45 44 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 40 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 11.9 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard