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Compare 2011 Ford Fiesta vs 2010 Nissan Versa

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 37 $12,773 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $13,995 $14,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 37 $15,969 $16,600
5-Door HB SE 28 37 $14,935 $15,500
5-Door HB SES 28 37 $16,815 $17,500
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base 26 34 $9,759 $9,990
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 26 34 $10,828 $11,090
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.6 26 33 $11,800 $12,090
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,884 $13,350
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,846 $14,350
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $15,769 $16,350
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,933 $13,400
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,894 $14,400
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $16,183 $16,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,773
$9,759
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$9,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$167 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit. The 2010 Nissan Versa is one of the best-value cars available on the market. Just remember that at its cheapest, you won’t be getting too much in the way of features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.2 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 50.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.1 94.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.0 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
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) 7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 185/65R15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 185/65R15 P185/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2578 2516
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.8 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 112 @ 5000 111 @ 4600
Engine Order Code 99J NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 6350 107 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.61 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fiesta Nissan Versa
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.8 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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