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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 $11,703 $11,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,674 $12,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,452 $13,790
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,861 $15,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,465 $16,890
4-Door Sedan Manual LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 26 35 $13,815 $14,170
4-Door Sedan LT 26 35 $15,148 $15,780
4-Door Sedan LTZ 26 35 $16,520 $17,390
5-Door HB LS 26 35 $14,400 $14,770
5-Door HB LT 26 35 $15,724 $16,380
5-Door HB LTZ 26 35 $17,090 $17,990
5-Door HB RS 27 34 $19,308 $20,325
4-Door Sedan RS 27 34 $18,719 $19,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,703
$13,815
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,990
$14,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$200 / month
$236 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line As one of the lowest-priced new cars, the 2014 Nissan Versa and Versa Note are best matched up against a slightly upmarket late-model used car; while it's not sporty, it is roomy, with good packaging and lots of available technology. The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is light-years ahead of its Aveo predecessor, which Chevy hopes you'll forget. It's stylish, comfortable, drives nicely, and has excellent safety ratings and infotainment features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 51.60
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 53.40
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 90.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 53.00
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.80
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.1 51.40
Second Leg Room (in) 37 34.60
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.70
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 59.40
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 173.10
Height, Overall (in) 59.6 59.70
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.40
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 99.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.30
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.90
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 14.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 9.00 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 10.8 x 1.0
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.8 12.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Front Tire Size P185/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA Q1H
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65HR15 P195/65R15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2363 2727
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - 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 1.6 L/98 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 109 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.31
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.14
Trans Order Code NA M26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Versa Chevrolet Sonic
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 (Est) 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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