Compare 2009 Honda Fit vs 2008 Nissan Versa

2009 Honda Fit
2008 Nissan Versa
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5-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 27 33 $14,235 $14,750
5-Door HB Automatic 28 35 $15,003 $15,550
5-Door HB Manual Sport 27 33 $15,685 $16,260
5-Door HB Automatic Sport 27 33 $16,501 $17,110
5-Door HB Manual Sport w/Navi 27 33 $17,461 $18,110
5-Door HB Automatic Sport w/Navi 27 33 $18,277 $18,960
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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
$14,235
$12,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,750
$12,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$215 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The all-new 2009 Honda Fit’s appearance might not be pulse-quickening, but with a peppy fun-to-drive character, an astonishing amount of interior space, and a high-quality feel throughout, it’s close to the perfect affordable small car. 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
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 48.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 94.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
57.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.6 -
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)
10.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.2
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 3.25
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65SR15 P185/65HR15
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)
2489 2671
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.1 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
117 @ 6600 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI NDIS
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
106 @ 4800 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/91.4 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Fit Nissan Versa
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 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
8 -

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