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Standard Standard
Optional Optional
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2012 Scion tC 2012 Ford Focus 2012 Honda Civic
     
2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto (Natl)
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SEL
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • HF Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX-L Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires and Navigation
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan
  • Natural Gas Automatic Sedan with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $18,575 $16,500 $15,955
Invoice $17,646 $15,635 $14,846
Avg. Paid $14,240 $11,867 $12,180

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.5 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.4 8.8
Performance 7.2 8.4 8.2
Interior 7.8 7.7 7.8
Operating Cost 8.1 8.4 8.4
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.7
Reliability 2.5 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious back seat
  • Superb handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Precise steering
  • Peppy available engine
Cons
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Few standard features

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 23 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 104.3 105.1
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 178.5 177.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.8 69.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 57.7 56.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3060 2857 2608

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 Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.4 90.7 94.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.3 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.6 56.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 53.9 50.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 38.0 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 43.7 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 53.7 53.3
Second Hip Room (in) 48.5 52.7 51.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 34.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 12.5

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard 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 2.5L/152 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 6000 160 @ 6500 140 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 4100 146 @ 4450 128 @ 4300
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual
Turning diameter 37.4 36.0 34.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.4 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard