Compare 2012 Honda Civic vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Honda Civic
2012 Scion tC
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
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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
$14,846
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,955
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch. 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
28 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 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)
2608 3060
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 180 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.38
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.43 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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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