2017 Ford Fiesta vs. 2017 Nissan Versa

If you're in the market for a stylish commuter companion, look no further than the Ford Fiesta or Nissan Versa. Each deliver a smooth, efficient performance and offer innovative technology features, but which one's a better fit for your driving routine?

That's what our team at Richmond Ford West decided to find out. In the Nissan Versa vs. Ford Fiesta comparison below, we break down their features side-by-side to help our friends across Short Pump, Ashland, and Glen Allen choose the best vehicle for their needs. 

After reading our comparison, schedule to test drive your favorite vehicle!

Nissan Versa vs. Ford Fiesta: Performance

Pop up the hood of a 2017 Nissan Versa, and you'll find a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that generates 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard, though drivers can upgrade to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission for a smoother ride.

The Versa delivers a balanced and reliable ride, but we'd hesitate to describe it as exciting. If you're seeking an economy car, but don't necessarily want to sacrifice performance, the Fiesta may be a better option.

The Fiesta's standard engine is a 1.6L four-cylinder that delivers up to 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. It also offers an available 1.6L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine that uses direct injection to achieve 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, the Ford Fiesta provides a better gas mileage than the Versa. You can expect up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 mpg with the Fiesta, whereas the Versa only achieves up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/39 highway mpg.

  • The Ford Fiesta gets up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway mpg.
  • The Nissan Versa only gets up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/39 highway mpg.
  • The Ford Fiesta delivers more horsepower than the Nissan Versa.
 

Innovative Technology Features

The Ford Fiesta and Nissan Versa offer tons of innovative technology features to make every drive more convenient and connected, including Bluetooth® and infotainment centers.

  • The Fiesta and Versa come with Bluetooth®.
  • The Fiesta is available with SmartKey.

Perhaps one of the most innovative features available with the Fiesta is SmartKey, a feature that comes with a restricted mode to promote good driving habits. If you're a new driver, this feature can help you drive safely and effectively. 

Fiesta vs. Versa - Conclusions

As you can see, the Ford Fiesta and Nissan Versa offer tons of exceptional features for you to get excited. However, we think the Fiesta's a stronger choice for drivers who prioritize efficiency and performance since it gets a better gas mileage and more horsepower.

The 2017 Fiesta may be the best choice for you if you're seeking an economy car with a touch of luxury and advanced technology features. If you're interested in trying one out, stop by Richmond Ford West. We have a huge inventory of Ford Fiestas for our friends in Short Pump, Ashland, and Glen Allen to consider, and encourage you to swing by our showroom to check out what we have in store. 

  • The Ford Fiesta gets up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway mpg.
  • The Nissan Versa only gets up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/39 highway mpg.
  • The Ford Fiesta delivers more horsepower than the Nissan Versa.

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