• (4.6) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $33,731$60,831
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 54
  • Engine: 403-hp, (electric)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2012 Fisker Karma

Our Take on the 2012 Fisker Karma

The 2012 Fisker Karma is at once an exotic sports car, a four-door and a plug-in hybrid. The brainchild of Henrik Fisker, a veteran of Aston Martin and BMW, the Karma was developed by Fisker Automotive in Irvine, Calif., and is assembled in Finland.The Karma has an electric range of roughly 50 m... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Heavy
  • Vibration when creeping
  • Snug rear seats
  • Tall center console
  • Navigation not standard
  • Unproven company, car

Notable Features

  • Four door plug-in hybrid
  • Seats four
  • Up to 50 miles on electric power
  • Up to 250 miles on gas power
  • Zero to 60 mph as quick as 6.3 seconds
  • Optional &quot
  • animal-free&quot
  • interior

2012 Fisker Karma Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Many predicted the Fisker Karma extended-range electric car would never come, but the 2012 Karma is here. California-based Fisker Automotive says it has built more than 2,000 of the exotic four-door, four-seat sedan that it's selling through 46 dealerships in North America. The controversial 2012 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid is an unknown quantity that has its faults, but in principle it mi... Read full review for the 2012 Fisker Karma

Consumer Reviews


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Love My Fisker

by mikey43 from Palm Beach Fla on March 12, 2013

This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. On the way to the Mercedes Dealer to trade in my 500SL for a new one. Stopped at the Fisker Dealer for a peek. Test drove it for a day and never made... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Fisker Karma Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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