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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
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
$12,788
$14,925
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$15,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$255 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. 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 28 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.1 90.8
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 51.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.2 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.2 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 161.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 98.0 98.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 57.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.0 10.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 34.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 2578 2496
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.8 5.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 6350 117 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 112 @ 5000 106 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 99J NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 33
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.61 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.87
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 4.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Fiesta Honda Fit
Body Style Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Torsion beam
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) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2011) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.5
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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