Compare 2013 Smart fortwo vs 2012 Mitsubishi i

2013 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 $13,848 $14,890
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,638 $17,890
2012 Mitsubishi i
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,616
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,490
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
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
City
34 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
38 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
45.400
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
50.500
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
106.100
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.800
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.000 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.700
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/55R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P155/60R15
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1808
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I3
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
1.0/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
70 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.530
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.940
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift
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
Summary
Body Style
Coupe
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD -

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