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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)
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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
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,501
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,265
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$254 / month
$235 / 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. 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 36 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini Compact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 51.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.8 84.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 28.6 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 39.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 33.8 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 153.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 78.7 98.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Electric NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.1 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.5 11.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 12.9 30.8
Steering Type Electric Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P175/60R16 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60R16 P175/65HR15
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 2295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.0 15 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.3L/81 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 94 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 89 @ 4400 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code - TBD - 1NZ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 38
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.31
Trans Type 1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.90
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.54
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Scion iQ Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Torsion Beam
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 w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 5.7
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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