2012 Nissan Versa Sedan First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Nissan Versa - Road Test Specs

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan

(1.6L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Year Make Model2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl CVT)
Vehicle TypeFront-engine FWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$16,320 ($17,020 as tested)
Assembly locationAguascalientes, Mexico


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,598cc (98 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)109 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)107 @ 4,400
Fuel type87-octane recommended
Transmission typePulley-regulated continuously variable transmission automatic with console shifter
Transmission ratios (x:1)4.006 - 0.550
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.882


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, integrated stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.8
Tire make and modelContinental ContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season, touring, low rolling resistance
Tire sizeP185/65R15 (86H)
Wheel size15-by-5.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10.0-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs
Brakes, rear8.0-inch drums

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)9.5 (Inside Line estimate)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)30 city/38 highway/33 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)10.8

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/XM in-dash CD with MP3/WMA playback, aux- and USB jacks, four speakers
iPod/digital media compatibilityOptional iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioOptional XM-Sirius
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityOptional
Navigation systemOptional with traffic 5.0-inch touchscreen display
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartNot available
Parking aidsNot available
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,459
Length (in.)175.4
Width (in.)66.7
Height (in.)59.6
Wheelbase (in.)102.4
Track, front (in.)58.3
Track, rear (in.)58.5
Turning circle (ft.)34.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.8
Legroom, rear (in.)37.0
Headroom, front (in.)39.8
Headroom, rear (in.)36.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)51.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.9
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14.8
GVWR (lbs.)3,389


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles

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