Compare 2012 Nissan Versa vs 2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Toyota Yaris
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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 $10,616 $10,990
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S 30 38 $12,663 $13,120
5-Door HB Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $14,153 $14,670
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 30 38 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door HB Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $15,307 $15,870
4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 30 38 $15,423 $15,990
5-Door HB CVT 1.8 SL 28 34 $17,923 $18,590
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3-Door Liftback Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Liftback Manual L 30 38 $13,551 $14,115
3-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,246 $14,840
5-Door Liftback Automatic L 30 35 $14,534 $15,140
3-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,000 $15,625
5-Door Liftback Automatic LE 30 35 $15,455 $16,100
5-Door Liftback Manual SE 30 38 $15,743 $16,400
5-Door Liftback Automatic SE 30 35 $16,510 $17,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,616
$13,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,990
$14,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Versa is a reasonably comfortable, well-equipped new car for used-car money—but if you're a stickler for the details it can feel as cheap as it is. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.1 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
46.2 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 84.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 51.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 98.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 153.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.6 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.02 x 0.87 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.8 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R15 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2345 2295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 5.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4400 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
HR16DE 1NZ
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.96
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Toyota Yaris
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8
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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