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Selected Style 4-Door HB Manual Sport
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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
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification - TBD - Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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) 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
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
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 x - TBD - 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 ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.3 10.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.96
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2306 2345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda2 Nissan Versa
Body Style 4 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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.) 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
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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