Compare 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs 2014 Nissan Versa

2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $17,275 $17,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,737 $24,725
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
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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 $11,703 $11,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $12,674 $12,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,452 $13,790
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $14,861 $15,240
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,465 $16,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,067
$11,703
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$11,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
As one of the lowest-priced new cars, the 2014 Nissan Versa and Versa Note are best matched up against a slightly upmarket late-model used car; while it's not sporty, it is roomy, with good packaging and lots of available technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 37
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 90.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 51.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 51.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 48.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 46.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 175.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 14.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 2363
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.55
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.39
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Nissan Versa
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.0 (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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