Compare 2012 Hyundai Veloster vs 2012 Scion tC

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Scion tC
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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 23 31 $17,646 $18,575
2-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $18,596 $19,575
2-Door HB Automatic Release Series 7.0 23 31 $19,861 $20,905
2-Door HB Manual Release Series 7.0 23 31 $20,811 $21,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,699
$17,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,300
$18,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. 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
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Compact Car
Number of Passenger Doors
3 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 48.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 88.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 52.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
166.1 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 34.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.7
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)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.98 x - TBD -
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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P225/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2584 3060
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 180 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 173 @ 4100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 (Est) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 (Est) 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.38
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.88
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.56
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.26 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.54
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Veloster Scion tC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.2
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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