Compare 2008 Volkswagen GTI vs 2008 Nissan Versa

2008 Volkswagen GTI
2008 Nissan Versa
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,258 $22,800
4-Door HB Manual 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 29 $21,721 $23,300
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,331 $23,875
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,794 $24,375
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,434 $12,880
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,529 $12,980
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,203 $13,680
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,298 $13,780
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,365 $14,890
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,452 $14,980
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,087 $15,640
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,414 $15,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,258
$12,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,800
$12,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$380 / month
$215 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 94.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.28 x 0.98 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P185/65HR15
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)
3100 2671
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
FSI NDIS
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.11
Trans Order Code
GVT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Nissan Versa
Body Style
2 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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