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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 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $13,822 $14,550
5-Door HB Automatic 26 32 $14,582 $15,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,759
$13,822
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,990
$14,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$167 / month
$243 / 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. At a bargain price that’s not much more than stripper econoboxes, the 2008 Scion xD is a pretty hot little hatch.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 51.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 50.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 51.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 84.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 154.7
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 96.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 10.5
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 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.95 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 11.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.25 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P195/60R16
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) 2516 2625
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 470 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 @ 6000 128 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 111 @ 4600 125 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.94
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 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.82
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Nissan Versa Scion xD
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.98
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 Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
 
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