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2017 smart fortwo
passion
George Kennedy Preview:

Want proof that big things can come in small packages? Look no further than the smart fortwo. It’s a 2-seat urban runabout that takes up minimal space for the ever-crucial challenge of...

2015 Scion iQ
Base
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Given its diminutive size of only 120 inches long, you may not see the iQ coming, but for 2015 Scion adds a wider color palette for a bit of flash. Shiny metallic and luscious pearl hu...

Specs

2017 smart fortwo
passion
2015 Scion iQ
Base
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
31 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
39 MPG
37 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 8.7 gal 8.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Cylinders
3 cylinders
3 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
900 cc
900 cc
1,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.84 in x 2.88 in
2.84 in x 2.88 in
2.85 in x 3.17 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 3 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 40.9 in
Back Legroom -- 28.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 3.5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 106.1 in 120.1 in
Width 74.5 in 66.1 in
Height 61.2 in 59.1 in
Wheelbase 73.7 in 78.7 in

Available Options

2017 smart fortwo
passion

Exterior Colors

  • Tridion Safety Cell in Cool Silver Metallic
  • Black
  • Black-To-Yellow Metallic
  • Cool Silver Metallic
  • Hazel Brown Metallic
  • Lava Orange Metallic
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Moon White Matte
  • Red
  • Titania Grey Matte
  • Tridion Safety Cell in Arctic White
  • Tridion Safety Cell in Graphite Grey Matte
  • Tridion Safety Cell in Jupiter Red
  • Tridion Safety Cell in Lava Orange
  • White

Option Packages

  • Brabus Sport Package
  • Sport Package
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Dual Clutch
2015 Scion iQ
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Black Currant Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Hot Lava
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Radio: Bespoke Premium Audio
  • Interior Light & Illuminated Door Sill Kit
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package
  • Premium Audio W/Bespoke
  • Toyoguard Elite
  • Toyoguard Elite (XY8)
  • Toyoguard Plus
  • Toyoguard Select
  • Toyoguard Select (XY6)
  • Wheels: 16" 8-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: 16" Alloy

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