Compare 2013 Nissan Versa vs 2013 Chevrolet Sonic

2013 Nissan Versa
2013 Chevrolet Sonic
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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 $11,577 $11,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,539 $12,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,308 $13,790
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,702 $15,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,288 $16,890
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,830 $14,185
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,415 $14,785
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,014 $15,640
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,590 $16,240
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,387 $17,250
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $16,957 $17,850
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,175 $20,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,577
$13,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$14,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$236 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Versa is at its best up against used cars: If you can overlook some cheap-feeling details, it's a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car, for used-car money. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic swaps econobox blues for sporty driving feel as well as safety, refinement, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.200 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.700 53.40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.200 90.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.900 53.00
Front Leg Room (in)
41.800 41.80
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.100 51.40
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 34.60
Front Head Room (in)
39.800 38.70
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 59.40
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.800 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
176.000 173.10
Height, Overall (in)
60.400 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.500 59.40
Wheelbase (in)
102.400 99.40
Liftover Height (in)
28.000 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.700 68.30
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.100 14.9
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.000 x - TBD - 9.00 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.020 x 0.870 10.80 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.800 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.800 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.800 34.50
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.960 2.80
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P195/65R15
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 2727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.700 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4400 125 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LUW
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.730 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.390 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.550 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.050 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA M26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.070 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.030 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.910 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.870 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 4.5
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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