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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Pure
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Trim

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
3-Door HB (SE)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,616
$14,720
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,490
$15,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
$258 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2013 Scion iQ will appeal to space-challenged city dwellers; for everyone else, it's a lifestyle choice to buy a car that stands out from the crowd.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 34 mpg 36 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Mini Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48.000 53.10
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.400 73.80
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 40.90
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 45.400 53.90
Front Head Room (in) 39.700 37.70
Second Leg Room (in) - 28.60
Second Hip Room (in) - 33.80
Second Head Room (in) - 35.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.20
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.500 57.50
Wheelbase (in) 73.500 78.70
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.400 66.10
Track Width, Front (in) 50.500 58.10
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.30
Length, Overall (in) 106.100 120.10
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 59.10
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.800 16.70
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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) 8.000 x - TBD - 7.10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.000 x - TBD - 10.00 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.700 8.50
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.20
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.700 26.40
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P155/60R15 P175/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/55R15 P175/60R16
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 2127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.500 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.0/61 1.3L/81
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 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.260 NA
Trans Type 5 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.710 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.230 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.910 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.530 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.940 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.310 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo Scion iQ
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 5.1
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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