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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Pure
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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
3-Door HB (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB 36 37 $14,882 $15,665
3-Door HB 10 Series 36 37 $16,958 $17,850
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$261 / month
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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. The 2014 Scion iQ is perfect for city dwellers with really tough on-street parking; for everyone else, it's more of a statement about minimalism.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 34 mpg 36 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 37 mpg
EPA Classification Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 45.4 53.9
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 48 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 45.4 73.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.9
Second Leg Room (in) - 28.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 33.8
Second Head Room (in) - 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 106.1 120.1
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 73.5 78.7
Liftover Height (in) 28.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 61.4 66.1
Track Width, Front (in) 50.5 58.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 7.1
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 7.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.7 8.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 28.7 26.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P175/55TR15 P175/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P155/60TR15 P175/60HR16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1808 2127
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 4.5 16 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 16 X 5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 70 @ 5800 94 @ 6000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 68 @ 4500 89 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.0 L/61 1.3 L/81
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 34 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 36 37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 -
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.23 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 -
Trans Type 5 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name Smart fortwo Scion iQ
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Other Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Other Torsion Beam
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.1 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 3.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 16.7
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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