Compare 2012 Tesla Model S vs 2012 Fisker Karma

2012 Tesla Model S
2012 Fisker Karma
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
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4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan EcoStandard 20 21 N/A $102,000
4-Door Sedan EcoSport 20 21 N/A $110,000
4-Door Sedan EcoChic 20 21 N/A $115,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,400
$102,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$957 / month
$1700 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package. The 2012 Fisker Karma is a curious and unique beast, a stylish, luxurious, and pricey sedan with 32 miles of electric range, low gasoline efficiency, and a tiny interior and trunk
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
NA Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 88.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 52.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 67.0
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 124.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 78.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 66.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 196.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 14.6 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 9.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 40.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 41.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5-16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P285/35R22
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 P255/35R22
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 5300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 22 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 22 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 403 combined
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 981 @ 0
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
NA 2.0L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- TBD - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 20
Battery Range (mi)
160 (Est) 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- TBD - -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Fisker Karma
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Load leveling
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA - TBD -

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