Compare 2013 Nissan Versa vs 2013 Ford Fiesta

2013 Nissan Versa
2013 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 $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 S S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S S 29 39 $12,705 $13,200
5-Door HB S 29 39 $13,668 $14,200
4-Door Sedan SE 29 39 $14,630 $15,200
5-Door HB SE 29 39 $15,593 $16,200
4-Door Sedan Titanium 29 39 $16,555 $17,200
5-Door HB Titanium 29 39 $17,518 $18,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,577
$12,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
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. Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 31.200
Front Head Room (in)
39.800 39.100
Second Hip Room (in)
46.200 49.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.700 52.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.200 85.100
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.900 49.000
Front Leg Room (in)
41.800 42.200
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.100 50.600
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.700 67.800
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 57.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.800 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.000 173.600
Height, Overall (in)
60.400 58.000
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.500 57.700
Wheelbase (in)
102.400 98.000
Liftover Height (in)
28.000 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.100 12.800
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.020 x 0.870 10.200 x - TBD -
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 - 7.900 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.800 12.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.800 14.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.800 34.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.960 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P185/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2345 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 4.800
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4400 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.730 3.850
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.390 1.280
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.760
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.550 3.610
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.050 2.040
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.070 4.070
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.030 0.950
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.870 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.910 0.900
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
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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