Compare 2008 Nissan Versa vs 2009 Suzuki SX4

2008 Nissan Versa
2009 Suzuki SX4
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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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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 22 30 $12,766 $13,299
4-Door Sedan Manual LE FWD 22 30 $14,101 $14,689
4-Door Sedan Manual LE Popular Pkg FWD 22 30 $14,533 $15,139
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport FWD 22 29 $15,109 $15,739
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE FWD 23 31 $15,157 $15,789
5-Door HB Manual FWD 22 29 $15,301 $15,939
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE Popular Pkg FWD 23 31 $15,589 $16,239
5-Door HB Manual AWD 21 28 $15,781 $16,439
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport Technology Pkg FWD 22 29 $15,877 $16,539
5-Door HB Manual Technology Pkg FWD 22 29 $16,021 $16,689
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport FWD 22 30 $16,165 $16,839
5-Door HB Automatic FWD 22 30 $16,357 $17,039
5-Door HB Manual Technology Pkg AWD 21 28 $16,741 $17,439
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport Touring Pkg FWD 22 29 $16,837 $17,539
5-Door HB Automatic AWD 21 28 $16,837 $17,539
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport Technology Pkg FWD 22 30 $16,933 $17,639
5-Door HB Automatic Technology Pkg FWD 22 30 $17,077 $17,789
5-Door HB Automatic Technology Pkg AWD 21 28 $17,797 $18,539
5-Door HB Manual Touring Pkg AWD 21 28 $17,797 $18,539
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport Touring Pkg FWD 22 30 $17,893 $18,639
5-Door HB Automatic Touring Pkg AWD 21 28 $18,853 $19,639
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,434
$12,766
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,880
$13,299
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$222 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
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. The 2009 Suzuki SX4 is an amazing bargain, but it might not meet your most frugal car needs at the pump.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small station wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.2 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.3
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 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 104.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 177.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.95 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65HR15 P195/65R15
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)
2671 2668
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200 143 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
NDIS MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800 136 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
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 1.31
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Suzuki SX4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
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 MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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