Compare 2012 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Honda Accord Coupe
2012 Scion tC
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2-Door I4 Manual LX-S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 23 32 $21,126 $23,080
2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-S 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
2-Door I4 Manual EX 23 32 $22,654 $24,755
2-Door I4 Automatic EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
2-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
2-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 26 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $29,289 $32,030
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 26 $29,289 $32,030
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,126
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3184 3060
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - 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
162 @ 4400 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 7000 180 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.38
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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