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2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Toyota Yaris

  2012 Nissan Versa 4-door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Toyota Yaris 5dr LB Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$10,990
$14,115
Invoice $10,616 $13,551
MPG
City/Highway
24/38 30/38
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Used-car price
  • Comfortable ride
  • Relatively quiet interior

Dislikes:

  • Appliance-like driving experience
  • Rear seatbacks don't fold on some Sedans
  • Sluggish CVT response
  • Cheap and chintzy interior looks the price

Likes:

  • Good real-world city mpg
  • Nicely weighted steering
  • Ride quality
  • Well-integrated Bluetooth
  • Much-improved seats

Dislikes:

  • No telescopic steering adjustment
  • Engine noise
  • Automatic has just four speeds
  • Weak acceleration on the highway
  • Less-distinct exterior style
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