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Ford C-MAX vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford C-MAX vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $31,025

Ford C-MAX Hybrid Titanium   
Difference: $12,410

Lowest Total Invoice: $29,653

Ford C-MAX Hybrid Titanium   
Difference: $11,871

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelC-MAXExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimHybrid TitaniumLimitedSportPlatinum
Body4dr Hatch4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $27,275 $42,090 $45,950 $53,940
Base Invoice $26,048 $40,196 $43,883 $51,512
All-weather floor mats 175 120 120 120
Driver Assist Package 1,715      
Navigation system 795      
Keyless entry keypad 95      
Door sill trim plates 95      
Cargo mat   100 100 100
Cargo cover   130 130 130
All-weather floor mats 166 114 114 114
Driver Assist Package 1,629      
Navigation system 755      
Keyless entry keypad 90      
Door sill trim plates 90      
Cargo mat   95 95 95
Cargo cover   124 124 124
Options (change) 2,875 350 350 350
Options (change) 2,730 333 333 333
Destination 875 995 995 995
Total Price $31,025 $43,435 $47,295 $55,285
Total Invoice $29,653 $41,524 $45,211 $52,840

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford C-MAX vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford C-MAX Hybrid Titanium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $8,355
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,994
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelC-MAXExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimHybrid TitaniumLimitedSportPlatinum
Body4dr Hatch4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine141hp I4 H280hp I4365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionCVTT6T6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)100, 9390, 12390, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17255/50-20255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$31,025$43,435$47,295$55,285
Adjustments for Features0-4,055-5,480-12,545
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,025$39,380$41,815$42,740
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,435$3,360
Total Invoice$29,653$41,524$45,211$52,840
Adjustments for Features0-3,877-5,239-11,990
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$29,653$37,647$39,972$40,850
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,325$3,203

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Features Comparison: Ford C-MAX vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year2018201820182018
ModelC-MAXExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimHybrid TitaniumLimitedSportPlatinum
Body4dr Hatch4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000   
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100$1100
FWD$0$0  
AWD  $1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100 $100
Active noise reduction$0  $0
Adaptive cruise control   $750
Cruise control$250$250$250 
Heated steering wheel $100$100$100
Power-adjustable pedals   $125
Remote app $25$25$25
Remote climate control $25$25$25
Remote window/roof operation $15 $15
Semi-automated parking system$500  $500
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 $250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350 $350
Universal garage door opener$100$100 $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot warning system$200  $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100  $100
Forward collision warning   $200
Hill descent control  $250$250
Inflatable rear seat belts   $200
Knee airbag, driver$100   
Knee airbag, passenger $100$100$100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based   $200
Lane departure warning   $200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system   $100
Rollover sensor $50$50$50
Side curtain airbags$350   
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500$500$500
Temporary spare tire $150$150$150
Terrain selector  $200$200
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100   
Trailer sway control $25$25$25
Wide-view front camera $150 $150
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch  $250$250
Roof rails $250$250$250
Second-row under-floor storage$150   
Trailering equipment (7 wire)  $150$150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50$50$50
Aux input $50$50$50
HD radio $50$50$50
Rain-sensing wipers$175  $175
Rear air vents with manual controls $150$150$150
Rear HVAC unit $400$400$400
Surround sound $250$250$250
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50$50$50
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0   
Black exterior trim (optional)  $0 
Black grille (optional)  $0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250$250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25$25$25
Deep-tinted rear windows $275$275$275
Panoramic sunroof   $1200
Rear bumper protector $40$40$40
Tow hook(s), front  $40$40
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   $75
Auto-dimming headlights   $200
Detailed driving style feedback$100   
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 $150
Large energy flow and fuel economy display$25   
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750$750
Power-folding mirrors $50 $50
Spotter mirror(s) $50$50 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150   
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300 $300
Door sill trim plates$100$100  
Heated second row seats $200 $200
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200$200
Leather door panel trim   $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150 
Manual recliner, second row seats $75$75$75
Massage, driver seat   $100
Massage, passenger seat   $100
Memory system, driver seat $200 $200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat   $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000$1000$1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50$50$50
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   $1000
Wood trim   $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel   $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350  
Machined alloy wheels$350 $350$350
Performance steering system (optional)  $0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0$0
Total Value of Features$4,600$8,655$10,080$17,145
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,055$5,480$12,545
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,877-5,239-11,990

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Specifications Comparison: Ford C-MAX vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
ModelC-MAXExplorer
Body4dr Hatch4dr SUV
Wheelbase104.3 in112.6 in
Length173.6 in198.3 in
Width72.0 in78.9 in
Height63.9 in70.0 in
Curb Weight3,641 lb.4,458 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.5 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.0 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.3 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.4 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.4 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.2 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.9 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
24.5 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
24.543.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
52.6 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford C-MAX Hybrid Titanium

Driver Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Power liftgate350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested1450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Large energy flow and fuel economy display25No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested70097%
Total Not Requested253%

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