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 Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 35.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 196.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 6.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 9.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.5-16.1
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 P255/35R22
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P285/35R22
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)
4647 5300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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
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
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
NA 2.0L/- TBD -
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- TBD - -
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
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Fisker Karma
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA - TBD -

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