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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
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
$12,244
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,545
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$209 / month
$220 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we. 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 28 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 31.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.7 85.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 49.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.0 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 98.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 12.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2396 2578
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.7 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA 99J
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 120 @ 6350
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 (Est) 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.85
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.28
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.64 4.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Accent Ford Fiesta
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7 (2011)
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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