Looking for a fun, fuel-efficient, tech-enhanced vehicle on a budget? Then look no further than the 2015 Nissan Versa and Versa Note. At Wallace Nissan in Stuart, FL, and serving the the communities of Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City and Jupiter, we have plenty of Versa models in stock for you to test-drive and see how exciting it is to drive this smart and stylish subcompact.
Let's see how the 2015 Nissan Versa stacks up against the Toyota Yaris.
Nissan Versa Price and Value versus Toyota Yaris Price and Value
With a starting price of the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan at $11,990 and the Versa Note 5-door hatchback at $14,180, you're in for additional treats. Standard features in both the Versa and Versa Note include steering wheel audio and cruise controls, Bluetooth, a digital and analog instrumentation display, and a tachometer. By contrast, the Toyota Yaris starts at $14,845, $2800 more than the base Versa sedan, and almost $700 more than the Versa Note. The Yaris features similar standard equipment as the Versa and Versa note, but doesn't come with steering wheel controls nor a digital display. The bells and whistles on the base-model Versa and Versa Note exceed those on the much pricier Yaris.
Versa Engine Compared to Yaris Engine
What about what's under the hood? Both the 2015 Versa and Versa Note come standard with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with 109 hp. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, with a 4-speed automatic transmission available as an option. Upper models come with CVT automatic. The Yaris is powered by a 106 HP, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The 3-Door L model and 5-Door SE come with standard 5-speed manual transmission while the rest of the Yaris line comes with 4-speed ECT-i automatic transmission. With a slightly bigger engine and more horsepower, the 2015 Yaris and Yaris Note beat the Yaris in performance.
The 2015 Versa and Versa Note also excel in regards to fuel economy. Isn't that the reason to get a subcompact in the first place? The manual transmission gets an EPA estimated 27/36 city/highway while the automatics get a very impressive (hybrid worthy) 31/40 mpg. The Yaris doesn't live up to the Versa and Versa Note's great gas mileage, managing 30/37 manual and 30/36 automatic.