Compare 2012 Scion tC vs 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Scion tC
2012 Ford Focus
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,646
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,575
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
48.5 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.98 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.0
Steering Type
Electric pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3060 2857
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4100 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.45
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.2
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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