Compare 2012 Scion tC vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Scion tC
2012 Hyundai Veloster
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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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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,646
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,575
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 3
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
48.5 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 89.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 166.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.98 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3060 2584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
173 @ 4100 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.54
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Hyundai Veloster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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