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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
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
$18,763
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$310 / 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. 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 31 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 88.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.8
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 52.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 37.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 48.5
Second Head Room (in) - 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 160.6 174.0
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
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.48 2.81
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 P225/45R18
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2657 3060
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.9 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Scion tC
Body Style Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.5 (2011 7.2
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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