Compare 2012 Suzuki SX4 vs 2012 Nissan Versa

2012 Suzuki SX4
2012 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $13,294 $13,849
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $15,019 $15,645
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $16,270 $16,949
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 25 32 $16,846 $17,549
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $17,422 $18,149
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 23 30 $17,614 $18,349
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,902 $18,649
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,950 $18,699
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $18,216 $18,975
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $19,006 $19,799
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,294
$10,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,849
$10,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Suzuki SX4 remains the lowest-priced car with all-wheel drive, and it's one of the best small-car values for the money. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 90.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 48.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 59.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.02 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 8.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2833 2345
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA HR16DE
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6200 109 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.39
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Nissan Versa
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
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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