Compare 2012 Honda Accord vs 2012 Nissan Altima vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Honda Accord
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2012 Nissan Altima
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2012 Scion tC
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2-Door I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 22 33 $23,383 $25,555
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 22 33 $25,071 $27,405
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 22 33 $26,895 $29,405
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S PZEV 22 33 $21,855 $23,880
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX 23 32 $22,654 $24,755
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 23 32 $21,126 $23,080
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $27,465 $30,030
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 19 29 $29,289 $32,030
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 26 $27,465 $30,030
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L w/Navi 17 26 $29,289 $32,030
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX PZEV 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium PZEV 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic SE PZEV 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
Crosstour 2WD I4 5-Door EX 21 29 $25,390 $27,755
Crosstour 2WD I4 5-Door EX-L 21 29 $28,172 $30,805
Crosstour 2WD I4 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 29 $30,087 $32,905
Crosstour 2WD V6 5-Door EX 18 27 $27,839 $30,440
Crosstour 2WD V6 5-Door EX-L 18 27 $30,256 $33,090
Crosstour 2WD V6 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 27 $32,171 $35,190
Crosstour 4WD V6 5-Door EX-L 18 26 $31,578 $34,540
Crosstour 4WD V6 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 26 $33,494 $36,640
Select style
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $23,096 $24,640
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $22,534 $24,040
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,842 $28,970
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,904 $31,200
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,699 $20,550
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,697 $25,570
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2-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
tC 2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
tC 2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
tC 2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
tC 2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,383
$23,096
$18,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$24,640
$19,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$411 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers. The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 52.4 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 54.2 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.7 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 47.6 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 53.9 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 89.3 88.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 35.6 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.9 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.2 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 105.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 180.9 174.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 8.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 14.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 34.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.4 10.98 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.83 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 16.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55TR17 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55TR17 P225/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3306 3124 3102
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 7000 175 @ 5600 180 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4400 180 @ 3900 173 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.75 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 5.79 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD - 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 NA 1.42
Trans Type
5 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.55 NA 0.71
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Nissan Altima Scion tC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double wishbone Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.68 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.86 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.2 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6 6
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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