Compare 2012 Toyota Yaris vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Ford Fiesta
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3-Door Liftback Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,551
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,115
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.8 49.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
153.5 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
25.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 12.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2295 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.4 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4200 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
1NZ 99J
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Yaris Ford Fiesta
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.7
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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