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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,434 $12,880
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,203 $13,680
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,365 $14,890
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,087 $15,640
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,529 $12,980
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,298 $13,780
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,414 $15,980
5-Door HB LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 90.9
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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