Compare 2009 Chevrolet Aveo vs 2008 Nissan Versa

2009 Chevrolet Aveo
2008 Nissan Versa
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5-Door HB LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
5-Door HB LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,434 $12,880
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,529 $12,980
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,203 $13,680
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,298 $13,780
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,365 $14,890
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,452 $14,980
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,087 $15,640
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,414 $15,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,426
$12,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,965
$12,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$215 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front. The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 48.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 94.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
154.3 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
37.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.8 x 1.38 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.95 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.0 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 18.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2546 2671
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cylinder Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
MFI NDIS
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3800 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LXV NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6400 122 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Aveo Nissan Versa
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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