Compare 2009 smart fortwo vs 2008 Toyota Yaris

2009 smart fortwo
2008 Toyota Yaris
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2-Door Coupe Pure
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
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 29 36 $10,856 $11,550
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $11,679 $12,425
3-Door HB Automatic 29 35 $11,702 $12,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $12,360 $13,150
3-Door HB Manual S 29 36 $12,431 $13,225
4-Door Sedan Manual S 29 36 $13,089 $13,925
3-Door HB Automatic S 29 35 $13,277 $14,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 35 $13,770 $14,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,151
$10,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$11,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
5.6
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
City
33 mpg 29 mpg
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 96.9
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.7
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 P175/65R14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1808 2295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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 -
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
Engine Type
Gas I3 Gas I4
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.91
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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