Compare 2012 Ford Fiesta vs 2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Ford Fiesta
2012 Toyota Yaris
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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
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3-Door Liftback Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,788
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
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 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 84.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 153.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr NA
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 - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.0 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
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)
2578 2295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
99J 1NZ
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Toyota Yaris
Body Style
Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) 8
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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