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

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Ford Explorer vs. Ford C-MAX 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
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerC-MAX
TrimLimitedSportPlatinumHybrid Titanium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Base Price $42,090 $45,950 $53,940 $27,275
Base Invoice $40,196 $43,883 $51,512 $26,048
Cargo cover 130 130 130  
All-weather floor mats 120 120 120 175
Cargo mat 100 100 100  
Navigation system       795
Driver Assist Package       1,715
Door sill trim plates       95
Keyless entry keypad       95
Cargo cover 124 124 124  
All-weather floor mats 114 114 114 166
Cargo mat 95 95 95  
Navigation system       755
Driver Assist Package       1,629
Door sill trim plates       90
Keyless entry keypad       90
Options (change) 350 350 350 2,875
Options (change) 333 333 333 2,730
Destination 995 995 995 875
Total Price $43,435 $47,295 $55,285 $31,025
Total Invoice $41,524 $45,211 $52,840 $29,653

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford C-MAX Hybrid Titanium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $8,355
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,994
Model Year2018201820182018
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerC-MAX
TrimLimitedSportPlatinumHybrid Titanium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Engine280hp I4365hp V6365hp V6141hp I4 H
TransmissionT6T6T6CVT
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12390, 12500, 12100, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/50-20255/50-20225/50-17
Total Price$43,435$47,295$55,285$31,025
Adjustments for Features-4,055-5,480-12,5450
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,380$41,815$42,740$31,025
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,435$3,360$0
Total Invoice$41,524$45,211$52,840$29,653
Adjustments for Features-3,877-5,239-11,9900
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$37,647$39,972$40,850$29,653
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,325$3,203$0

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford C-MAX

Model Year2018201820182018
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerC-MAX
TrimLimitedSportPlatinumHybrid Titanium
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100 
CVT   $1000
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$8,655$10,080$17,145$4,600
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,055$5,480$12,545$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,877-5,239-11,9900

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Ford C-MAX

Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerC-MAX
Body4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Wheelbase112.6 in104.3 in
Length198.3 in173.6 in
Width78.9 in72.0 in
Height70.0 in63.9 in
Curb Weight4,458 lb.3,641 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.13.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in41.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in54.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.4 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.4 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in55.2 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in51.9 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in36.5 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft324.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft324.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft352.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford C-MAX Hybrid Titanium

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
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%
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%

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