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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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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
3-Door Liftback Manual L (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,244
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,545
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$209 / month
$235 / month
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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. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 51.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.7 84.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 101.2 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 172.0 153.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.4 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P175/65HR15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2396 2295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 15 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.7 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA 1NZ
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 (Est) 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 38
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.54
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.31
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Hyundai Accent Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 5.7
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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