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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 $13,848 $14,890
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,638 $17,890
2012 Mitsubishi i
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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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TCC Rating
6.0
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Distinctive, quirky, and lightly restyled this year, the 2013 Smart ForTwo is at its best in crowded cities where parking and maneuverability are top priorities, but smooth driving takes careful practice and almost any other inexpensive car is a better choice for highway use. 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
Fuel Economy - City 34 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.700 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.000 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.400 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 -
Passenger Capacity 2 -
Front Hip Room (in) 45.400 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.500 -
Wheelbase (in) 73.500 -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.400 -
Track Width, Front (in) 50.500 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in) 106.100 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.800 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.000 x - TBD - -
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) 8.000 x - TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.700 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.700 -
Steering Type Electric 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) 4.500 -
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.310 -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.260 -
Trans Type 5 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.710 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.230 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.910 -
Trans Order Code NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.530 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.940 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift -
Summary
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo -
Body Style Coupe -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
 
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