Compare 2012 smart fortwo vs 2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 smart fortwo
2012 Hyundai Accent
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2-Door Coupe Pure
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $11,616 $12,490
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,662 $14,690
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,452 $17,690
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,616
$12,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,490
$12,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
$209 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still stylish and quirky, the 2012 Smart Fortwo can be a fun and useful car for tight urban spaces where its size and maneuverability is an asset; but for even occasional highway driving, nearly any other small car would be a better pick. Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 51.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48.0 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 89.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
50.5 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.7 11.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front 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 2396
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 5.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I3 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
68 @ 4500 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.0/61 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
70 @ 5800 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 32 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 28 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.76
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.28
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.54
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo Hyundai Accent
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -
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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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