Compare 2012 Hyundai Accent vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Hyundai Accent
2012 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
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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
$12,244
$10,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,545
$10,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$209 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we. 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
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
47.2 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 90.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
172.0 175.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.4 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 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)
2396 2345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.7 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA HR16DE
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 (Est) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 (Est) 36
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.39
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Accent Nissan Versa
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
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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