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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
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
3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 51.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.1 84.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 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 Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA 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) 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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 6350 106 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 30
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
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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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