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2012 Nissan Versa 2012 Ford Fiesta 2012 Honda Fit
     
4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S
  • 4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S
  • 4dr Sdn CVT 1.6 S
  • 5dr HB Manual 1.8 S
  • 4dr Sdn CVT 1.6 SV
  • 5dr HB Auto 1.8 S
  • 4dr Sdn CVT 1.6 SL
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SES
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $10,990 $13,200 $15,325
Invoice $10,616 $12,788 $14,926
Avg. Paid $10,457 $10,173 $12,411

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.3 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.5 9.6
Performance 6.7 8.6 8.3
Interior 7.2 8.6 8.9
Operating Cost 8.5 8.4 8.3
Safety 8.6 9.3 9.0
Reliability 2.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Large trunk
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Lots of available features
  • Large/versatile cargo space
  • Great gas mileage
  • Fun to drive
Cons
  • Poor reliability score
  • Mediocre cargo space in hatchback
  • Ride can be harsh

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 27 City / 36 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 98.0 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 173.6 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.8 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.6 58.0 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2345 2578 2496

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.2 85.1 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.1 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.7 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 48.1 50.6 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 31.2 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 49.0 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 46.2 49.2 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.1 12.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 109 @ 6000 120 @ 6350 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 107 @ 4400 112 @ 5000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.8 34.4 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 38 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.8 12.0 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Twist Beam Torsion beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.