2015 Nissan Versa vs. 2015 Ford Fiesta
Looking for a budget car that doesn’t make you feel like you’re compromising materials and space for price? If you need something to fit your budget but can still help you get around in Doylestown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia in style, read our vehicle comparison to see what the Nissan Versa and the Ford Fiesta have to offer.
What’s New for 2015?
The Nissan Versa has a brand-new look for 2015 with an updated exterior and cabin upgrades. Bluetooth is also now standard on all models.
The Ford Fiesta has only seen minor upgrades in the form of the shuffling of features among trims. Bluetooth has also been made an available option for the Fiesta ST.
2015 Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta is a subcompact car that comes in either a sedan or a four-door hatchback. Both body styles come available in three trim levels: S, SE, and Titanium. There’s also an ST high-performance hatchback model.
It’s powered by a 1.6-liter V4 that puts out 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a five-speed manual transmission that can be upgraded to a six-speed Powershift transmission. The Powershift is an automatic manual that’s more efficient than a traditional automatic. Fuel consumption is estimated at a 31 combined mpg (27 city and 37 highway) with the Powershift transmission. The manual comes in at 31 mpg as well (28 city and 36 highway).
The Fiesta can also be paired with a turbocharged 1.0-liter V3 engine that produces 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. It only comes paired with the five-speed manual that will net you an estimated 36 combined mpg (31 city and 43 highway). The Fiesta ST can be paired with a 1.6-liter V4 that puts out 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission and will get an estimated 29 combined mpg (26 city and 35 highway).
2015 Nissan Versa
The 2015 Nissan Versa is a spacious sedan that’s offered in four main trim levels: S, S Plus, SV, and SL. There’s also a Nissan Versa Note hatchback available.
The Versa is powered by a 1.6-liter V4 that puts out 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a front-wheel drive five-speed manual on the S model that can be upgraded to a four-speed automatic. All other Versas come paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The CVT nets a respectable estimated 34 combined mpg (31 city and 40 highway). The five-speed manual gets 30 combined mpg (27 city and 36 highway), while the four-speed automatic gets 26 city and 35 highway mpg.
If you’re looking for a compact car that reminds you more of a midsize sedan, then you need to look at the Versa. The back seat of the Versa provides as much room for passengers as other larger cars.
If you’re in Doylestown, Lansdale, or Philadelphia, then stop by Montgomeryville Nissan to check out the 2015 Nissan Versa and give it a test drive.