Compare 2011 Honda Insight vs 2011 smart fortwo

2011 Honda Insight
2011 smart fortwo
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5-Door CVT PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door CVT 40 43 $17,183 $18,200
5-Door CVT PZEV 40 43 $17,183 $18,200
5-Door CVT LX 40 43 $18,781 $19,900
5-Door CVT PZEV LX 40 43 $18,781 $19,900
5-Door CVT EX 40 43 $20,276 $21,490
5-Door CVT PZEV EX 40 43 $20,276 $21,490
5-Door CVT w/Navi EX 40 43 $21,945 $23,265
5-Door CVT w/Navi PZEV EX 40 43 $21,945 $23,265
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2-Door Coupe Pure
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 33 41 $11,615 $12,490
2-Door Coupe Passion 33 41 $13,661 $14,690
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 33 41 $16,451 $17,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,183
$11,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,200
$12,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$208 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Honda Insight lives in the shadow of the iconic Toyota Prius, but it's more enjoyable to drive. The 2011 Smart Fortwo is at its best on congested urban streets; at highway speeds its less-secure feel becomes a liability in several ways.
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Fuel Economy
City
40 mpg 33 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
48.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 48.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 45.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 45.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 50.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 73.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
31.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 7.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 8.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 28.7
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P155/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P175/55R15
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)
2717 1808
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 4.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
332 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.3L/82 1.0/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
98 @ 5800 70 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I3
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
41 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
40 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 0.53 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.26
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 - 1.69 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Smart fortwo
Body Style
5 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-beam DeDion
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut McPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.6 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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