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Selected Style 5-Door CVT PZEV
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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
2-Door Coupe Pure
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 40 mpg 33 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 43 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 45.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 8.7
Steering
Steering Type Electric pwr rack & pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.29 - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/65SR15 P175/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65SR15 P155/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2717 1808
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.3 4.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 332 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I3
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Honda Insight Smart fortwo
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut McPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.6 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8
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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