2011 Nissan
Versa
vs. 2011 Nissan
Versa

2011 Nissan Versa

9.2

starting from

$10,750

Reasons to buy the Nissan Versa

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
2011 Nissan Versa

9.2

starting from

$10,750

Reasons to buy the Nissan Versa

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the over the
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Inexpensive
  • Both very efficient in the city
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
  • Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
  • Neither has electronic stability control
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
  • Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
  • Poor protection, 21% to 25% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers a navigation system
  • Neither offers a folding rear seat
  • No A/C
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 5.5
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Performance - vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.2

Cost

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MSRP $10,750 vs $10,750 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 26 mpg vs 26 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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antilock brakes Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to ABS brakes
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Stability control system No vs No Neither has electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs 3 stars Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 2 stars vs 2 stars Poor protection, 21% to 25% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 449 miles vs 449 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 13.8 ft3 vs 13.8 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.0 ft3 vs 52.0 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Not Available vs Not Available No A/C

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a CD player
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs No Neither has an audio-in jack for personal music devices
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a keyless entry option
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Performance

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Versa
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Horsepower 107 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 107 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 23.5 lb/hp vs 23.5 lb/hp Both Versa and Versa are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Ford Focus SEL Versa SL vs Focus SEL
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Nissan Sentra Versa vs Sentra
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Toyota Matrix Versa vs Matrix
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Toyota Corolla Versa SL vs Corolla
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2011 Honda Fit Versa SL vs Fit
2011 Nissan Versa SL 2012 Ford Focus SEL Versa SL vs Focus SEL
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Nissan Sentra Versa vs Sentra
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Toyota Matrix Versa vs Matrix

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