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2012 Scion iQ 2012 Fiat 500 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
     
3dr HB (Natl)
  • 3dr HB (Natl)
Pop
  • Pop
  • Sport
  • Lounge
  • Pop
  • Gucci
  • Abarth
  • Lounge
  • Gucci
Sedan 1LS
  • Sedan 1LS
  • Hatch 1LS
  • Sedan 2LS
  • Sedan 1LT
  • Hatch 2LS
  • Hatch 1LT
  • Sedan 2LT
  • Sedan 1LZ
  • Hatch 2LT
  • Hatch 1LZ
  • Sedan 2LZ
  • Hatch 2LZ

Prices

MSRP $15,265 $15,500 $13,865
Invoice $14,501 $14,990 $13,518
Avg. Paid $10,468 $10,419 $10,267

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 7.8 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.8 7.9 8.9
Performance 6.3 7.6 8.0
Interior 6.8 6.4 7.9
Operating Cost 8.6 8.3 8.3
Safety 7.5 8.8 9.7
Reliability 3.5 N/A 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Nimble handling
  • Easy to park
  • Simple dashboard controls
  • Nimble handling
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Noisy CVT makes driving dull
  • Cramped back seat
  • Limited cargo space
  • Slow highway acceleration
  • Awkward USB interface
  • Poor fuel economy in base model

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.3L/81 Gas I4 1.4L/83 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 36 City / 37 Hwy 30 City / 38 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 3 Door Hatchback Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 78.7 90.6 99.4
Length, Overall (in) 120.1 139.6 173.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 64.1 68.3
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 59.8 59.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2127 2363 2727

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 73.8 75.6 90.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.9 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 40.7 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 49.4 53.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 47.9 51.4
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 35.6 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 28.6 31.7 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.2 46.4 53.0
Second Hip Room (in) 33.8 42.6 51.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 30.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.7 14.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Optional
Equalizer Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.3L/81 1.4L/83 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 94 @ 6000 101 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 89 @ 4400 98 @ 4000 125 @ 3800
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Manual
Turning diameter 12.9 30.6 34.5

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 38 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 8.5 10.5 12.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion beam Twist Beam Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard