Compare 2012 Honda CR-Z vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Honda CR-Z
2012 Scion tC
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3-Door Manual
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
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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
$18,763
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. 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
31 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 52.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 88.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 -
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)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 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 )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 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)
2657 3060
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.9 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 1000 - 1750 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 180 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 (Est) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 (Est) 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)
4.11 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.38
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 (2011 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 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
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Rollover Rating

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