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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
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
3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,616
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,990
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$235 / month
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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. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 84.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 51.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.1 50.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 153.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.6 59.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98.8
Liftover Height (in) 28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr NA
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 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.8 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2345 2295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 470 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4400 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code HR16DE 1NZ
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 109 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.54
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) 0.82 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Versa Toyota Yaris
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.95
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 w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 5.7
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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