Compare 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2012 Nissan Versa
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4-Door HB ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
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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
$28,499
$10,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,125
$10,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Air Pollution Score
NA -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
33.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 48.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.0 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
35.6 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 90.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
54.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
62.4 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
144.7 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.49 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.06 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P145/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15
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)
2579 2345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 470
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas I4
Fuel System
NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 Combined 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
Y4F1 HR16DE
Displacement
NA 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
66 combined 109 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 27
Battery Range (mi)
62 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 30
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 36
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.55
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.05
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.065 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.39
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan Versa
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - 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)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 - 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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