Compare 2012 Fisker Karma vs 2012 Tesla Model S

2012 Fisker Karma
2012 Tesla Model S
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4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan EcoStandard 20 21 N/A $102,000
4-Door Sedan EcoSport 20 21 N/A $110,000
4-Door Sedan EcoChic 20 21 N/A $115,000
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$102,000
$57,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1700 / month
$957 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Fisker Karma is a curious and unique beast, a stylish, luxurious, and pricey sedan with 32 miles of electric range, low gasoline efficiency, and a tiny interior and trunk The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
21 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Subcompact NA
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.8 94.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.4 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
124.4 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 196.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.6 x 1.3 14.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.0 NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.0
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.1 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5-16.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R22 245/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R22 245/45R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5300 4647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x 9.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x 8.5 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 combined 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System
Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
981 @ 0 325
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
2.0L/- TBD - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 NA
Battery Range (mi)
50 160 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - TBD -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 9.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Fisker Karma Tesla Model S
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Load leveling w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
SLA Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -

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