Ford C-Max vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Hot Pepper Red Metallic Clearcoat
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,245 - $17,396
$18,316 - $20,735

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.67 / 5
18 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
188 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L iVCT Atkinson
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.5 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
37.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
173.6 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
72 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3640 .lbs
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
188 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
129 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 19 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
42 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
33 mpg

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford C-Max Hybrid
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
99.7 ft³.
85.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3640 lbs.
3020 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
40 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
42 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
38 mpg.
33 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
99U
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD
Automatic w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390
330

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.4
6.1

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
TDH
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
TDH
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.3 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.5 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.2 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
51.9 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
173.6 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
63.9 in.
58.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.5 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in.
61.1 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in.
5.7 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
24.5 ft³.
15.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.6 ft³.
29.9 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
C-Max
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4