Compare 2012 Scion iQ vs 2012 Smart fortwo

2012 Scion iQ
2012 Smart fortwo
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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,501 $15,265
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2-Door Coupe Pure
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $11,616 $12,490
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,662 $14,690
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,452 $17,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,501
$11,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,265
$12,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$254 / month
$208 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The appeal of the 2012 Scion iQ minicar is limited; but for parking-challenged urban dwellers, it's charming. Still stylish and quirky, the 2012 Smart Fortwo can be a fun and useful car for tight urban spaces where its size and maneuverability is an asset; but for even occasional highway driving, nearly any other small car would be a better pick.
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Fuel Economy
City
36 mpg 34 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Mini Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.8 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 45.4
Second Leg Room (in)
28.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 39.7
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
33.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 48.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
78.7 73.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 61.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 50.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
120.1 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 7.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Electric Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.1 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 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)
8.5 8.7
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
12.9 28.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R16 P175/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P175/60R16 P155/60R15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2127 1808
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.0 15 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I3
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
89 @ 4400 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
1.3L/81 1.0/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
94 @ 6000 70 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.26
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Scion iQ Smart fortwo
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 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.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam DeDion
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 5.1
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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