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2014 Ford C-Max Energi vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford C-Max Energi than the Volkswagen GTI. The Ford C-Max Energi will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI.

Convenience
The Ford C-Max Energi will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen GTI, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford C-Max Energi is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen GTI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford C-Max Energi and the Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford C-Max Energi is much wider than the Volkswagen GTI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford C-Max Energi, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen GTI.

Drivetrain
The Ford C-Max Energi has much less torque than the Volkswagen GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford C-Max Energi has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford C-Max Energi is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen GTI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford C-Max Energi and the Volkswagen GTI. The Ford C-Max Energi has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Ford C-Max Energi comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen GTI.

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2014 Ford
C-Max Energi

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MSRP*: $31,635

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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City MPG: 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25
Highway MPG: 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,499 $23,419 - $28,411

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