Compare 2016 Ford Fiesta vs 2016 Nissan Versa

2016 Ford Fiesta
2016 Nissan Versa
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $14,361 $14,580
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $15,572 $15,810
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $18,252 $18,530
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,657 $14,880
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,868 $16,110
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 33 $21,139 $21,460
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,547 $18,830
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Versa 4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.6 S 26 35 $13,209 $13,540
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $13,695 $14,040
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SL 31 40 $16,707 $17,140
Versa 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,191 $15,580
Versa 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $11,703 $11,990
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 39 $15,094 $15,480
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SL 31 39 $18,233 $18,710
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SR 31 39 $17,524 $17,980
Versa Note 5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SV 31 39 $15,968 $16,380
Versa Note 5-Door HB Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $13,880 $14,230

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,361
$13,209

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$14,580
$13,540

Monthly Payment Estimate

$243 / month
$226 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Fiesta offers fun and features not expected at these prices, but it lacks interior space compared to top rivals. The 2016 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback are no-frills transportation with plenty of space, but poor safety and performance ratings.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 35 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

85.1 90.2

Front Hip Room (in)

50.6 48.1

Second Leg Room (in)

31.2 37

Front Head Room (in)

39.1 39.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

49.2 46.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.7 51.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 36.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49 51.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 41.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

57.7 58.5

Wheelbase (in)

98 102.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.8 66.7

Track Width, Front (in)

57.7 58.3

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 175.4

Height, Overall (in)

58 59.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.8 14.9

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

7.9 8

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

7.9 8

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 10

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake Type

Front Disc/Rear Drum Front Disc/Rear Drum

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.4 10.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.4 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P185/60HR15 P185/65HR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P185/60HR15 P185/65HR15

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2578 2421

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 X 6 15 X 5.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 X 6 15 X 5.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 470

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

112 @ 5000 107 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

99J NA

Displacement

1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

120 @ 6350 109 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 35

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 26

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.85 2.86

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.07 4.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.61 2.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.04 1.56

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.95 0.70

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Fiesta Nissan Versa

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 5.9

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

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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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