Compare 2012 Ford Fiesta vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Ford Fiesta
2012 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
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4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $10,616 $10,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S 30 38 $12,663 $13,120
5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
5-Door HB CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $17,923 $18,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,788
$10,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$10,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. The 2012 Nissan Versa is a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car for used-car money—but if you're a stickler for the details it can feel as cheap as it is.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.0 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.2 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.6 175.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.1
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)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.0 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.8 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 6350 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99J HR16DE
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.55
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 4.07
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.39
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Nissan Versa
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
MacPherson 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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.91
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2011) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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