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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 $13,160 $13,490
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,646 $13,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,465 $16,890
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,143 $15,530
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Titanium 27 38 $18,100 $18,805
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 38 $17,619 $18,305
5-Door HB S 27 38 $14,299 $14,855
4-Door Sedan SE 27 38 $15,001 $15,585
5-Door HB SE 27 38 $15,482 $16,085
5-Door HB ST 26 35 $20,631 $21,435
4-Door Sedan S 27 38 $13,817 $14,355
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback are as about as inexpensive and no-frills as new cars get today. Spacious interiors and and decent ride comfort are their strong points, and they're best matched up against slightly upmarket, late-model used cars. The 2015 Fiesta lineup is proof that small cars don't have to be feature free, and you can even have a bit of fun while saving fuel.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.2 85.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 49
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.1 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37 31.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.6 58
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 98
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8 7.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8 7.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.8 12
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/65HR15 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65HR15 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2363 2578
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 470 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 -
Engine
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6 L/98 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 109 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4400 112 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 38 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 27 (Est)
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.62
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Versa Ford Fiesta
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.0 (Est) 5.9 (Est)
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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