Compare 2009 Chevrolet Aveo vs 2010 Nissan Versa

2009 Chevrolet Aveo
2010 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Aveo 4-Door Sedan LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
Aveo 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
Aveo 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
Aveo 5-Door HB LS 27 34 $11,426 $11,965
Aveo 5-Door HB LT w/1LT 27 34 $13,465 $14,100
Aveo 5-Door HB LT w/2LT 27 34 $14,673 $15,365
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.6 26 33 $11,800 $12,090
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,846 $14,350
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $15,769 $16,350
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 26 34 $10,828 $11,090
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base 26 34 $9,759 $9,990
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,884 $13,350
Versa 5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,894 $14,400
Versa 5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $16,183 $16,780
Versa 5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,933 $13,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,426
$11,800
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,965
$12,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$199 / month
$202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front. The 2010 Nissan Versa is one of the best-value cars available on the market. Just remember that at its cheapest, you won’t be getting too much in the way of features.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 48.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
169.7 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.95 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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)
7.8 x 1.38 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.0 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65R14
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)
2568 2581
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6400 107 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cylinder Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3800 111 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LXV NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.6L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.56
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Aveo Nissan Versa
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 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
McPherson strut Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.7

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