Compare 2012 smart fortwo vs 2012 Scion iQ

2012 smart fortwo
2012 Scion iQ
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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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3-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,501 $15,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,616
$14,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,490
$15,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
$254 / month
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. The appeal of the 2012 Scion iQ minicar is limited; but for parking-challenged urban dwellers, it's charming.
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Fuel Economy
City
34 mpg 36 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Mini Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
45.4 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
48.0 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
45.4 73.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 33.8
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
73.5 78.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
61.4 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
50.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
106.1 120.1
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.5 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Electric
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 7.1 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 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.7 8.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7 12.9
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15 P175/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15 P175/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1808 2127
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.5 16 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
70 @ 5800 94 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I3 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
68 @ 4500 89 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
1.0/61 1.3L/81
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 37
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.23 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo Scion iQ
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
DeDion Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 5.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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