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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
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
$16,699
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,300
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$310 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. 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 27 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 3 -
EPA Classification - TBD - Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.8 88.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 166.1 174.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 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) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 14.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/40VR18 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/40VR18 P225/45R18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584 3060
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 180 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.56
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.26 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.61 3.54
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.38
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Veloster Scion tC
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
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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