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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Pure
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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
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 34 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.8
Passenger Capacity 2 5
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 33.3
Second Hip Room (in) - 47.2
Second Head Room (in) - 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.8 13.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 11.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.7 34.1
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P155/60R15 P175/70R14
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/55R15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2396
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement 1.0/61 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 70 @ 5800 138 @ 6300
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 28 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36 32 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 37 (Est)
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo Hyundai Accent
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear DeDion Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 - 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 -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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