2019 Nissan Versa vs. Its Competition

2019 Nissan Versa
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Nissan Versa is one of the oldest subcompact car designs on the market, and with a few options it’s not as cheap as some buyers might think.

The Toyota Yaris is enjoyable in sedan form (fun fact: that version is built and designed by Mazda), but it’s a little dour as a hatchback.

We love the classy Honda Fit, but readily acknowledge that it’s a costly small car.

The Chevy Sonic has an available turbo engine that makes it fun to drive.

The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio share much of their underpinnings and both have a quality feel.

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Quick Specs
3.5
The 2019 Nissan Versa is the cheapest way to get new-car smell and a full warranty, but rivals deliver plenty for not much more.
5.0
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.
5.8
The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
5.2
The 2019 Hyundai Accent pleasantly reminds us that four-door sedans used to rule the economy-car roost—and did so for a reason.
5.2
The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.
5.0
The fun 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has thankfully outlived its hatchback cousin.
MSRP From     
$12,460$15,420$16,190$14,995$15,390$15,600
Gas Mileage     
27 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsSmall Station WagonCompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
S Manual4-Door Sedan Manual LSLX ManualSE Sedan ManualS AutomaticL Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanHatchbackSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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