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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,645 $13,100
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,606 $14,100
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $15,528 $16,100
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,654 $13,110
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,615 $14,110
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,750 $16,330
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
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL FE+ 28 34 $15,750 $16,330
5-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,759
$13,467
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,990
$13,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$167 / month
$233 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 50.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 90.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 157.4
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 96.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 21.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 41.9
Brakes
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 - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.95 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 10.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.3
Steering Type Pwr Electric pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.25 2.41
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P175/65SR14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P175/65SR14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2516 2432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 470 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 111 @ 4600 105 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD - 1.5L/91.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 @ 6000 109 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.87
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.32
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 - 3.23
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5-Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Nissan Versa Honda Fit
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.83
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 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
 
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