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Selected Style 2-Door HB Pop
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Trim

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 Convertible Lounge N/A N/A $21,565 $22,500
2-Door HB Gucci 27 34 $18,710 $19,500
2-Door Convertible Gucci 27 32 $22,495 $23,500
2-Door HB Abarth 28 34 $21,035 $22,000
5-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,701 $16,125
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $16,607 $17,060
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $17,430 $17,910
5-Door HB Automatic w/Navi Sport 27 33 $19,155 $19,690
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,925 $15,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,990
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,500
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$255 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Fiat 500 pays big dividends for going small--in expressive styling and even in driving verve. The 2012 Honda Fit is peppy and fun to drive, and its interior is incredibly space-efficient; but some might be turned off by its rather utilitarian look.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
EPA Classification Minicompact Car Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.4 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.6 90.8
Front Hip Room (in) 47.9 51.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.4
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.4 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 55.0 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 90.6 98.4
Liftover Height (in) 27.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 64.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 55.4 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 139.6 161.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 9.5 20.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 30.1 57.3
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 10.3 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 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.6 34.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 12.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code T1A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 185/55R15 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code T1A NA
Front Tire Size 185/55R15 P175/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2363 2496
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.6 5.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 500 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 101 @ 6500 117 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 98 @ 4000 106 @ 4800
Engine Order Code EAB NA
Displacement 1.4L/83 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.81 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.15 1.87
Trans Order Code DDF NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.62
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 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name FIAT 500 Honda Fit
Body Style Hatchback 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Axle Torsion beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
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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