Compare 2012 smart fortwo vs 2012 Mitsubishi i

2012 smart fortwo
2012 Mitsubishi i
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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
2012 Mitsubishi i
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,616
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,490
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
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. Want a practical electric car for commuting, or as a second car? The 2012 Mitsubishi i is the simply the most affordable and efficient pick.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
38 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48.0 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 -
Passenger Capacity
2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 -
Track Width, Front (in)
50.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.7 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 -
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1808 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
68 @ 4500 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
1.0/61 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
70 @ 5800 -
Engine Type
Gas I3 -
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 -
Trans Type
5 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo -
Body Style
2 Door Coupe -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 -

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