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Selected Style 3-Door HB (SE) 2-Door Coupe Pure
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
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$261 / month
$221 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Scion iQ is made for city dwellers who have trouble finding parking; others will see it as a fashion accessory or a vehicular oddity. The 2014 Smart ForTwo is now an old design, but it remains the easiest car to park in cities, and it's at its best in urban traffic; the electric model, new last year, is the nicest of the bunch, and now remarkably cheap.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 34 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 38 mpg
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
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
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 61.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 50.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 106.1
Liftover Height (in) - 28.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 16.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 3.5 -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 7.1 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.1 8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.5 8.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 26.4 28.7
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60HR16 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/60HR16 P155/60TR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2127 1808
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 5 15 X 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 89 @ 4400 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.3 L/81 1.0 L/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 94 @ 6000 70 @ 5800
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System Sequential MPI MPI
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 34
Trans Type 1 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.26
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.94
Vehicle Name Scion iQ Smart fortwo
Body Style Hatchback Coupe
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Other
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.8 (Est) 5.1
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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