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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 2-Door Coupe Pure
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 34 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
EPA Classification Mini Compact Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 106.1
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
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
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
Front Tire Size P175/60R16 P155/60R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 1.3L/81 1.0/61
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
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
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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