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Selected Style 3-Door Liftback Manual L (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
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 $10,616 $10,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S 30 38 $12,663 $13,120
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
5-Door HB CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $17,923 $18,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,551
$10,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,115
$10,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$235 / month
$183 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 37.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 49.8 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 90.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.8 51.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 48.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.8
Length, Overall (in) 153.5 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.4 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 25.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
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 NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 10.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 34.8
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P175/65HR15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/65HR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T125/70D15
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) 2295 2345
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.0 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.4 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 103 @ 4200 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 1NZ HR16DE
Displacement 1.5L/91 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 106 @ 6000 109 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.96 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.73
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.39
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.07
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Yaris Nissan Versa
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 - TBD -
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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