Compare 2008 Honda Fit vs 2009 Nissan Versa

2008 Honda Fit
2009 Nissan Versa
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5-Door HB Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic 27 34 $14,235 $14,750
Fit 5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $15,502 $16,070
Fit 5-Door HB Manual 28 34 $13,467 $13,950
Fit 5-Door HB Manual Sport 28 34 $14,734 $15,270
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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 $11,703 $11,990
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,606 $14,100
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 SL 24 32 $15,528 $16,100
Versa 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 26 34 $10,731 $10,990
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 $12,645 $13,100
Versa 5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,615 $14,110
Versa 5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,750 $16,330
Versa 5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL FE+ 28 34 $15,750 $16,330
Versa 5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,654 $13,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,235
$11,703
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,750
$11,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value. The 2009 Nissan Versa hits the mark in offering shoppers with the tightest of budgets a comfortable, economical, and roomy small car that’s, in hatchback form, also quite good-looking.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.2 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.3 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
157.4 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
96.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.2 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 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)
7.9 x - TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.3 34.2
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.41 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR14 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR14 P185/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2514 2581
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 5800 107 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4800 111 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91.4 1.6L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.55 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit Nissan Versa
Body Style
5-Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 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.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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