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Selected Style 3-Door Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,763
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$220 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 50.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 85.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.2
Second Hip Room (in) - 49.2
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 98.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 160.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 25.1 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 12.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.48 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.8 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 P185/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2657 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.9 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 1000 - 1750 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA 99J
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 38
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.85
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 7 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.5 (2011 5.7
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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