Compare 2012 Nissan Versa vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Ford Fiesta
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4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $10,616 $10,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S 30 38 $12,663 $13,120
5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
5-Door HB CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $17,923 $18,590
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,616
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,990
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Versa is a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car for used-car money—but if you're a stickler for the details it can feel as cheap as it is. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.1 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
46.2 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.6 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 173.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.8
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)
8.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.02 x 0.87 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.8 12.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/65R15
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)
2345 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4400 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
HR16DE 99J
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 4.07
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2011)
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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