Compare 2012 FIAT 500 vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 FIAT 500
2012 Ford Fiesta
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2-Door HB Pop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Pop 30 38 $14,990 $15,500
2-Door HB Sport 30 38 $16,850 $17,500
2-Door HB Lounge 30 38 $17,780 $18,500
2-Door Convertible Pop N/A N/A $18,775 $19,500
2-Door HB Gucci 27 34 $18,710 $19,500
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,035 $22,000
2-Door Convertible Lounge N/A N/A $21,565 $22,500
2-Door Convertible Gucci 27 32 $22,495 $23,500
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,990
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Fiat 500 pays big dividends for going small--in expressive styling and even in driving verve. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 4
EPA Classification
Minicompact Car Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.6 85.1
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.0 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
139.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 12.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.6 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/55R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Front Tire Size
185/55R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2363 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.6 4.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
EAB 99J
Displacement
1.4L/83 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
101 @ 6500 120 @ 6350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
DDF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.07
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500 Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Axle Twist Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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