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
EPA Classification
Mini Compact Minicompact
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.2 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
120.1 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 60.7
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 7.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.5 8.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
12.9 28.7
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/60R16 P155/60R15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R16 P175/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2127 1808
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.3L/81 1.0/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
94 @ 6000 70 @ 5800
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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Scion iQ Smart fortwo
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam DeDion
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 5.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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