Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA2 vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Mazda MAZDA2
2012 Nissan Versa
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4-Door HB Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual Sport 29 35 $14,339 $14,530
4-Door HB Automatic Sport 28 34 $15,167 $15,370
4-Door HB Manual Touring 29 35 $15,807 $16,020
4-Door HB Automatic Touring 28 34 $16,636 $16,860
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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
$14,339
$10,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,530
$10,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a zippy driving feel and good real-world gas mileage, the 2012 Mazda2 really stands out among entry-level vehicles. 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
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.2 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
155.5 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
27.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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)
8 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.3 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2306 2345
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA HR16DE
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 6000 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.39
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda2 Nissan Versa
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - 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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