Compare 2009 Nissan Versa vs 2009 Chevrolet Aveo

2009 Nissan Versa
2009 Chevrolet Aveo
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base 26 34 $9,759 $9,990
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 26 34 $10,731 $10,990
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.6 26 33 $11,703 $11,990
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,645 $13,100
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,654 $13,110
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,606 $14,100
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,615 $14,110
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $15,528 $16,100
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,750 $16,330
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL FE+ 28 34 $15,750 $16,330
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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
$9,759
$11,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,990
$11,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$167 / month
$199 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Versa hits the mark in offering shoppers with the tightest of budgets a comfortable, economical, and roomy small car that’s, in hatchback form, also quite good-looking. 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
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 90.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.2 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 154.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 37.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 33.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 16
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QUK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QUK
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P185/60R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2516 2546
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 550
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4600 105 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LXV
Displacement
1.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ 6000 106 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas 4-Cylinder
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Chevrolet Aveo
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut McPherson strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 8

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