Compare 2011 Ford Fiesta vs 2010 Nissan Versa

2011 Ford Fiesta
2010 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan S
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
5-Door HB SE 28 37 $14,935 $15,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 37 $15,969 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 37 $16,815 $17,500
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base
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
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,933 $13,400
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,846 $14,350
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,894 $14,400
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $15,769 $16,350
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
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
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.8
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 13.2
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2516
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 111 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.73
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Nissan Versa
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.5
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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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