Ford Fusion Hybrid  vs C-Max 

Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium

  • $33k
  • 2 kWh Hybrid
  • 44 city 41 hwy
Angle view of Ford Fusion Hybrid
An athletic stance and beautifully sculpted sheetmetal help make the 2014 Fusion one of the most attractive mid-size sedans.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2014)
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Ford C-Max SE

  • $25k
  • 2 kWh Hybrid
  • 42 city 37 hwy
Front view of Ford C-Max
We haven't yet had much chance to test the real-world fuel efficiency of the C-Max Hybrid, but that 47 mpg combined is just 3 mpg lower than the smaller Prius Liftback, and 5 mpg higher than the Prius V wagon.
by The Car Connection (Oct, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Fusion Hybrid vs C-Max

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Fusion Hybrid

Reasons to consider the
Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium

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Better highway driving range 574 miles vs 499 miles More than 15% further range on the interstate
Higher EPA highway mileage 41 MPG vs 37 MPG More than 10% better on the interstate
Better city driving range 616 miles vs 567 miles Around 10% further in the city
Front view of Ford C-Max

Reasons to consider the
Ford C-Max SE

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Lower MSRP $25k vs $33k Around 25% cheaper sticker price
Cheaper annual cost $6,409 vs $7,798 Around 20% less expensive per year

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$32,600 8.7¢/mile Ford Fusion Hybrid
C-Max $25,170 9.3¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The C-Max is cheaper (per year) for most drivers. The Ford Fusion Hybrid only makes sense if you drive an unusually high amount.
 
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Ford Fusion Hybrid C-Max
Price $6,520 ($32,600) $5,034 ($25,170)
Fuel $1,303 (1,761 gallons) $1,402 (1,894 gallons)
City 44 MPG 42 MPG
Highway 41 MPG 37 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Fusion Hybrid  vs C-Max 

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The Ford Fusion family is now free of V-6 engines; and with a new lineup of naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines-plus a Hybrid model and a plug-in Energi model, you have plenty of options if driving green is a priority.
Fusion Hybrid Titanium

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Fusion Hybrid  vs
C-Max 
Brand Ford Ford
Body style
Sedan
Model year 2014 2014
City range 616 miles 567 miles
Highway range 574 miles 499 miles
MSRP $33k $25k
Annual cost $7,798 $6,409

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L 2.0L
Air compressor None None
Fuel
Hybrid
Cylinders I4 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Continuously-variable Continuously-variable
Transmission Automatic 2WD Automatic 2WD
Battery capacity 2 kWh 2 kWh

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Multi link
Front brakes 11.81 in Ventilated Disc 10.91 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.89 in Disc 10.98 in Disc
Front wheel width 235 225
Front wheel diameter 18 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45 50

safety features

Active head restraints No No
Airbags
Side
Passenger
Knee
Head curtain
Driver
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A N/A
Rear sensor Standard N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system MyFord MyFord

physical dimensions

Width 72.9 in 72 in
Front track width 62.3 in 60.5 in
Height 58 in 63.9 in
Length 191.8 in 173.6 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 104.3 in
Curb weight 3,615 lb 3,607 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 58 ft³ 57 ft³
Rear seat room 48 ft³ 46 ft³

emissions

Fusion Hybrid  vs
C-Max 
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 4.3 m³ 4.3 m³
CO2 per car made 0.9 metric ton 0.9 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,449 kWh/vehicle 2,449 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 9 kg 9 kg

power & handling

Max torque 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 129 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Max HP 188 HP @ 6,000 RPM 188 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 19.23 lb/hp 19.19 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.6 feet 38.4 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Speakers 12 6
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes No
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Standard N/A
Entertainment system N/A N/A

features

Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof Optional, $995 N/A
Navigation system Optional, $795 N/A
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
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