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Selected Style 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 Manual EX-L 17 26 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $27,465 $30,030
2-Door V6 Manual w/Navi EX-L 17 26 $29,289 $32,030
2-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $29,289 $32,030
2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 23 32 $21,126 $23,080
2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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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 Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,126
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$310 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 106.3
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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