Monday, February 15, 2010
Ford Fiesta Vs. Nissan Versa
Versa's larger 1.8L DOHC engine produces 122 horsepower and 127 lb ft of torque, but the Nissan is a larger, heavier vehicle than the Fiesta. The 2011 Ford Fiesta enjoys three key advantages: first, the effciency of the Fiesta's powertrain helps top another key competitor in the importnant area of fiel economy. The Fiesta gets an estimated 30/40MPG with the Automatic transmission. Whereas the Nissan Versa gets 28/34 with its automatic transmission.
The available PoweShift automatic transmission has been designed for efficiency. Its lighter because it uses no pumps or hoses and its dual internal cluthes optimize responsiveness. Its estimated 21.6 weight to power ratio for the 5 door automatic transmission hatchback. A lower weight to power ratio results in better performance and fuel economy.
The class-exclusive standard 1.6-liter twin-independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) Duratec® I4 Engine is engineered for quick sprints and to go the distance.* When paired with the available PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission, it is projected to achieve best-in-class highway fuel economy of 40 mpg.**
*Class is Subcompact Cars vs. 2009/2010 competitors. **SFE Package. Ford preliminary test data. Pending EPA certification. Class is Subcompact Cars vs. 2010 competitors.
The available class-exclusive PowerShift six-speed automatic provides torque to the wheels 100 percent of the time, for an extra-connected feel.* It’s equipped with a leak-free dry clutch technology and a neutral idle mode that helps eliminate drag and contributes to fuel efficiency. It’s also maintenance-free – with a fill-for-life transmission fluid that requires no dipstick – and designed to last up to 150,000 miles.
*Class is Subcompact Cars vs. 2009/2010 competitors.
Reserve Now! 4-Door Sedan 5-Door Hatchback
Wheelbase [in] 98 98
Length [in] 173.6 160.1
Height [in] 58 58
Width - Excluding Mirrors [in] 67.8 67.8
Width - Including Mirrors [in] 77.8 77.8
Width - Mirrors Folded [in] 71.6 71.6
Front Track [in] 57.7 57.7
Rear Track [in] 57.7 57.7