Compare 2014 Smart fortwo vs 2012 Mitsubishi i

2014 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 $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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,341
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,270
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
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
City
34 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
38 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
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
Brakes
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
28.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
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
Engine
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38
Transmission
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
Summary
Body Style
Coupe
Vehicle Name
Smart fortwo
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Other
Emissions
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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