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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Pure
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 33 41 $11,151 $11,990
2-Door Coupe Passion 33 41 $13,011 $13,990
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 33 41 $15,801 $16,990
2-Door Coupe Brabus 33 41 $16,731 $17,990
2-Door Cabriolet Brabus 33 41 $19,521 $20,990
3-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $11,679 $12,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $12,360 $13,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 29 36 $13,089 $13,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 35 $13,770 $14,650
3-Door HB Manual 29 36 $10,856 $11,550
3-Door HB Automatic 29 35 $11,702 $12,450
3-Door HB Manual S 29 36 $12,431 $13,225
3-Door HB Automatic S 29 35 $13,277 $14,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,151
$10,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$11,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$193 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Smart Fortwo is in its element in inner-city streets, but in the suburbs or almost anywhere else, it’ll probably feel uncomfortably toylike. The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 33 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 50.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.4 84.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.0 51.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Second Leg Room (in) - 33.8
Second Hip Room (in) - 46.7
Second Head Room (in) - 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 50.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 150.6
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 73.5 96.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 9.32
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.7 30.8
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 19.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/55R15 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P155/60R15 P175/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.5 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.5 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 68 @ 4500 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.0/61 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 70 @ 5800 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I3 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 33 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.55
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front McPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.91
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
 
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