Compare 2012 Toyota Yaris vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Toyota Yaris
2012 Nissan Versa
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3-Door Liftback Manual L
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
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
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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 $10,616 $10,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S 30 38 $12,663 $13,120
5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
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
City
30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
25.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1
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
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 10.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P185/65R15
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)
2295 2345
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Yaris Nissan Versa
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.2
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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