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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
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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 $11,577 $11,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,539 $12,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,308 $13,790
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,702 $15,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,288 $16,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,923
$11,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$11,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Versa is at its best up against used cars: If you can overlook some cheap-feeling details, it's a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car, for used-car money.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.800
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 46.200
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 51.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 90.200
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 51.900
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 48.100
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 37.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.800
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 176.000
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 60.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.500
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 102.400
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.000
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 66.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 13.100
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 10.020 x 0.870
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
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.3 8.000 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 10.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 16.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.800
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.960
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 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)
2804 2345
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 6.700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.730
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.390
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.820
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.550
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.050
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.070
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Nissan Versa
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.910
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.870
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 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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