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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.1 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 48.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 14.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 10.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR15 P185/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2578 2421
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 470
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
112 @ 5000 107 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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 -
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fiesta Nissan Versa
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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