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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S
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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
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
5-Door HB CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $17,923 $18,590
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 37 $12,244 $12,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 37 $14,871 $15,295
5-Door HB Manual GS 28 37 $14,298 $14,695
5-Door HB Automatic GS 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Manual SE 28 37 $15,444 $15,895
5-Door HB Automatic SE 28 37 $16,399 $16,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,616
$12,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,990
$12,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$209 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.1 51.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 89.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.5
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 101.2
Liftover Height (in) 28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 172.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 13.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.02 x 0.87 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.8 11.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/70R14
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 2396
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 5.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 470 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 109 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4400 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code HR16DE NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 28 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 32 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 37 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 3.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.76
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.28
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.89
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Versa Hyundai Accent
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 Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
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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