Compare 2008 Nissan Versa vs 2009 Chevrolet Aveo

2008 Nissan Versa
2009 Chevrolet Aveo
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,434 $12,880
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,529 $12,980
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,203 $13,680
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,298 $13,780
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,365 $14,890
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,452 $14,980
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,087 $15,640
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,414 $15,980
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5-Door HB LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
5-Door HB LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,434
$11,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,880
$11,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$199 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money. If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 90.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.2 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 154.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 55.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 97.6
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 37.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.95 10.1 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.8 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QUK
Front Tire Size
P185/65HR15 P185/60R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QUK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P185/65HR15 P185/60R14
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2671 2546
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 95
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200 106 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas 4-Cylinder
Fuel System
NDIS MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800 105 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LXV
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Chevrolet Aveo
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut McPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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