Compare 2012 Honda CR-Z vs 2012 Scion tC vs 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Honda CR-Z
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2012 Scion tC
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle
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3-Door CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-Z 3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
CR-Z 3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
CR-Z 3-Door CVT EX w/Navi 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
CR-Z 3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
CR-Z 3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
CR-Z 3-Door Manual EX w/Navi 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
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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
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2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $23,294 $24,265
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry PZEV 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition PZEV 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo PZEV 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,038 $28,165
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition PZEV 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo PZEV 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
Beetle 2-Door Coupe Manual PZEV 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,379
$18,596
$20,059
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,345
$19,575
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$326 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. The 2012 Scion tC is starting to develop an interesting personality, though it's still not very fast or exceptionally nimble. It's a tale of two Bugs: base Beetles are boring, but 2012 VW Beetle Turbos have us seeking out the nearest exit ramp.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Compact Car Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 52.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.4 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 88.4 85.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6 31.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.4 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1 49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 174.0 168.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 106.3 99.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.7 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 - 12.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.7 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 2.81 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 14.8 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4 35.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P225/45R18 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P225/45R18 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2712 3102 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 1000 - 2000 173 @ 4100 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5L/152 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 180 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 (Est) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 (Est) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 (Est) 23 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.20 3.82 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17-0.53 3.30 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42 - TBD -
Trans Type
1 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.67-2.17 4.15 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z Scion tC Volkswagen Beetle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 (2011) 7.2 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 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
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Rollover Rating

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