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Nissan Versa Overview

For 2009, both Versa body styles carry over virtually unchanged with the exception of a new, smaller 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine for entry-level sedan models. The 1.6 won't blow the doors off anything not made by Smart, but helps keep the base Versa cheap. Other Versa models roll with a gutsy (for a subcompact, that is) 1.8-liter four that strikes a good balance between performance and fuel economy. For the best of both, we highly recommend the Versa SL hatchback and its continuously variable transmission (CVT). Both sedan and hatchback feature a tall body that looks kinda goofy to our eyes (especially the sedan), but certainly provides an airy cabin feel. The hatchback boasts impressive nissan versa accessories, although the folding rear seat doesn't fold completely flat.

 
 
 

Nissan Versa Specification

Engine 1.8 S 1.8 SL
MR18DE – 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower – 122 hp @ 5,200 rpm
Torque – 127 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Standard Standard
Emissions – ULEV Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) on intake valves Standard Standard
Nissan Direct Ignition System Standard Standard
Iridium-tipped spark plugs Standard Standard
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle Standard Standard


Drivetrain 1.8 S 1.8 SL
Front engine/front-wheel drive Standard Standard
4-speed automatic transmission Optional N/A
6-speed manual transmission Standard N/A
Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) N/A Standard


Brakes 1.8 S 1.8 SL
11.02" vented front disc/rear drum brakes Standard Standard
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Standard Standard
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) Standard Standard
Brake Assist Standard Standard


Suspension and Steering 1.8 S 1.8 SL
Front: Independent strut suspension with stabilizer bar Standard Standard
Rear: Torsion beam suspension with integrated rear stabilizer bar Standard Standard
Ripple-control shock absorbers Standard Standard
Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering Standard Standard
Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering Standard Standard


Wheels and Tires 1.8 S 1.8 SL
15" x 5.5" Steel wheels with wheel covers Standard N/A
15" x 5.5" 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels N/A Standard
16" x 5.5" 6-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels N/A Optional
P185/65HR15 All-season tires Standard Standard
P195/55HR16 All-season tires N/A Optional


Safety 1.8 S 1.8 SL
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors Standard Standard
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags Standard Standard
Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front- and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection Standard Standard
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) Optional Standard
Traction Control System (TCS) Optional Standard
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters Standard Standard
Front-seat Active Head Restraints Standard Standard
Latch System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) Standard Standard
Child-safety rear door locks Standard Standard
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones Standard Standard
Energy-absorbing steering column Standard Standard
Pipe-strength side-door guard beams Standard Standard
Hood buckling creases and safety stops Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Standard Standard


Security 1.8 S 1.8 SL
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System Standard Standard
Vehicle Security System N/A Standard


Curb Weights 1.8 S 1.8 SL
Manual transmission 2,693 -
Automatic transmission 2,722 -
Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) - 2,758


EPA Fuel Consumption Estimates 1.8 S 1.8 SL
Manual transmission (city/hwy) 26/31 -
Automatic transmission (city/hwy) 24/32 -
Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) (city/hwy) - 28/34


Capacities
Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) without moonroof 94.7
Cargo volume (cu. ft.)
Rear seats up
Rear seats down

17.8
50.4
Fuel tank (gals) 13.2
Engine oil (qts) 3.2


Exterior Dimentions (inches)
Wheelbase 102.4
Overall length 169.1
Overall width 66.7
Overall height 60.4
Track width (front/rear) 58.3/58.5


Interior Dimentions (inches)
Head room (front/rear) without moonroof 40.6/38.3
Leg room (front/rear) 41.4/38.0
Hip room (front/rear) 48.8/47.2
Shoulder room (front/rear) 53.5/50.7


 

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