CHARTER BUS COMPARISON CHART

Compare popular charter bus models from companies like Prevost, MCI, Setra and Van Hool.

MCI J4500

Seats

56 Amaya Brasil Seats

Media

AM/FM/CD/DVD with six 15" HDMI wide screen monitors. Generic 12V power supply provided for Wi-Fi installation, as well as powering any operator-added accessory

Overall Height

141.25 in (3.59 m)

Latest Year Model

2017

Overall Length

45.58 ft (13.89 m)

Overall Width

102 in (2.59 m)

Gross Weight

54,000 lb (24,494 kg)

Technical

Wheelbase

315 in (8.00 m)

Engine

Detroit Diesel Series 60, 400 hp, DDEC, 12.7 liter with Jacobs® engine brake, Caterpillar

Transmission

12-Speed. Allison B500, Allison B500R with retarded, ZF ASTronic.

Brakes

Bendix® all-wheel ADB 22X™ disc brakes

Electrical

12 volt and 24 volt. Two 8D (1350 cca each) batteries.

Fuel Tank

Clean Diesel / 183 gallons

Storage

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Suspension

Air suspension with automatic leveling and kneeling feature

Steering

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Prevost H3-45

Seats

56 Amaya and American Seats

Media

Tour guide microphone (CB type). PA System. Prevost AM/FM CD receiver

Overall Height

146.25 in (3.72 m)

Latest Year Model

2018

Overall Length

45.00 ft (13.72 m)

Overall Width

102 in (2.59 m)

Gross Weight

53,000 lb (24,040 kg)

Technical

Wheelbase

314 in (8.00 m)

Engine

20EPA compliant Volvo D13 engine 435 hp with diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic converter (SCR) 18

Transmission

Volvo I-shift transmission 12-speed automated manual transmission Drive axle ratio

Brakes

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Electrical

24-V main system/ 12-V exterior lighting

Fuel Tank

Clean Diesel / 222 gallons

Storage

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Suspension

Air suspension with automatic leveling and kneeling feature (optional)

Steering

Clean Diesel / 222 gallons

Setra S 417 TC

Seats

56 Setra-exclusive Voyage Ambassador passenger seats with reclining seatback and 3-point seatbelts, track-mounted

Media

Four 19-inch wide-screen video monitors. Laptop connection: VGA and audio ports

Overall Height

144.5 in (3.67 m)

Latest Year Model

2016

Overall Length

44.87 ft (13.68m)

Overall Width

102.4 in (2.6 m)

Gross Weight

50,534 lb (22,921 kg)

Technical

Wheelbase

315 in (8.00 m)

Engine

Mercedes-Benz OM 471 GHG 17, 12.8 liter 450 hp (336 kW), 1550 lbft (2100 Nm)

Transmission

Allison WTB 500R automatic transmission with retarder

Brakes

Knorr six-channel antilock braking system (ABS)

Electrical

Two 8D batteries 225 Amp.

Fuel Tank

180 US gallons (680 liter)

Storage

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Suspension

Front kneeling with quick recovery system

Steering

Pneumatic tilt and telescopic steering wheel. ZF variable - ratio power steering

Van Hool CX45

Seats

56 Passenger Van Hool Body Line 210 Seats with Footrest & 3-Point Seat Belts

Media

Info unavailable

Overall Height

138 in (3.51 m)

Latest Year Model

2015

Overall Length

45.59 ft (13.9 m)

Overall Width

102 inches

Gross Weight

50,700 lb (22,997 kg)

Technical

Wheelbase

304 in (7.72 m)

Engine

20 Detroit Diesel DD13 12.8 litre, 450 hp

Transmission

ZF 12AS2300BO 12 speed

Brakes

All wheel disc brakes

Electrical

Multiplex electrical system

Fuel Tank

216 US gallons

Storage

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Suspension

Independent Front & Tag Axle Suspension

Steering

ZF Variable Ratio Steering

Volvo 9700

Seats

54 Amaya seats with armrests, footrests, wing-styled headrests and 3-point 20G seat belt for Passengers and driver

Media

Retractable Bosch 19” front and 15” rear TFT monitor, GPS information on screen, CD radio with USB and portable device connectivity, DVD, individual driver’s and guide microphone, individual passenger and driver sound selection, Bosch satellite navigation, reversing camera

Overall Height

144.5 in (3.67 m)

Latest Year Model

2015

Overall Length

45 ft (13.7 m)

Overall Width

102 in (2.59 m)

Gross Weight

49,400 lb (22,407 kg)

Technical

Wheelbase

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Engine

Volvo D13 w/SCR 13L-435 hp Diesel Engine, 6 cylinders, torque of 1650 lb.ft. (2250 NM) at 1100 rpm, EPA OBD15 environmental compliant

Transmission

Volvo AT2412E I-Shift fully automated 12 speed gearbox with integral retarder.

Brakes

All-wheel disc brakes with antilock braking system (ABS) with double circuitry

Electrical

Two 225 A/hour batteries

Fuel Tank

600 litres

Storage

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Suspension

Electronically controlled pneumatic. Auto-leveling suspension. 2 air springs on front axle, 4 on drive axle and 2 on tag axle. 2 shock absorbers and a sway bar at each axle

Steering

Power steering, 50-degree maximum angle

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