Compare 2011 Nissan Versa vs 2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Nissan Versa
2011 Ford Fiesta
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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 $11,149 $11,420
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.6 25 33 $12,121 $12,420
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $13,606 $14,100
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $13,875 $14,380
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $14,567 $15,100
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $14,837 $15,380
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $16,058 $16,650
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $16,788 $17,410
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 37 $12,773 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 37 $13,995 $14,500
5-Door HB SE 28 37 $14,935 $15,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 37 $15,969 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 37 $16,815 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,759
$12,773
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$9,990
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$167 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those focused on getting the most comfort and practicality for the least money, the 2011 Nissan Versa is a market standout. If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.2 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.95 10.2 x - TBD -
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 2578
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
111 @ 4600 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
HR16DE 99J
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.85
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 - 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 4.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Ford Fiesta
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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