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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
2012 Mitsubishi i
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Smart ForTwo is now an old design, but it remains the easiest car to park in cities, and it's at its best in urban traffic; the electric model, new last year, is the nicest of the bunch, and now remarkably cheap. 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
EPA Classification Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4
Passenger Capacity 2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 106.1
Height, Overall (in) 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.5
Wheelbase (in) 73.5
Liftover Height (in) 28.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4
Track Width, Front (in) 50.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P155/60TR15
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P175/55TR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808
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
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 1.0 L/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 70 @ 5800
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Order Code NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26
Trans Type 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Body Style Coupe
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Other
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 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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