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2019 Nissan Versa vs Toyota Corolla

2019 Nissan VersaIf you’re in the market for a new ride to take you around the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown areas, sedans are an increasingly popular option. Because their versatility offers interior space and drivability, it’s no wonder so many people enjoy them. Plus, with so many models to choose from, you’re sure to find the right one to fit your needs.

To make things easier for you, we’ve taken two of the most popular sedans on the market and compared them. The 2019 Nissan Versa and the 2019 Toyota Corolla stand tall as some of the best in their class, but only one can be best suited for you. Find out which one meets your needs with our comprehensive 2019 Nissan Versa vs. Toyota Corolla comparison.


You’ll find the most striking difference between these two sedans in their performance. The Versa strolls in with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, cranking out 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque with its five-speed manual transmission, making it extremely fuel efficient. In comparison, the Corolla features a standard 1.8-liter cylinder powertrain, with its 132 horsepower and 126 to 128 lb-ft of torque. Both vehicles come with continuously variable transmissions (CVT), and a six-speed manual transmission is available for the Corolla. If you’re looking to save on how much you’ll spend on gas, the Corolla will use more fuel than the Versa.

While the Corolla is certainly impressive, this sedan and the Versa are neck and neck when it comes to gas mileage. The Versa has very respectable ratings of 31/39 city and highway MPG, with the Corolla coming in with 28 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. While the Versa is modest in this category for its class, it still has a little more wiggle room than the Corolla.


2019 Nissan Versa PerformanceWhen it comes to handling and braking, both sedans are sensitive and powerful. The Versa provides a comfortable ride, gliding over uneven roads. Its compact size and tight turning radius of 17.4 feet make it maneuverable and agile. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is not available.

The Corolla comes with smooth and comfortable front-wheel drive, and a 17.8-foot turning radius, making it precise and composed when driving around town. These numbers make both vehicles fairly evenly matched, with the Versa sliding in first.

Interior Quality

Inside both these sedans, you’ll find a bevy of similar features. Standard features in every Nissan Versa include air conditioning, rearview camera, Siri® Eyes Free, a four-speaker sound system, voice controls, Bluetooth®, a USB port, and a 7-inch touchscreen.

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Added to that, available features include remote keyless entry, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, power windows and door locks, cruise control, satellite radio, and NissanConnect® with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. The infotainment system is intuitive and well-positioned for the driver to easily see and use.

By comparison, the Corolla sedan comes standard with the Entune™ Audio system, featuring a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth®, six speakers, a USB port, voice recognition, and Siri® Eyes Free. Upgrades include automatic climate control, moonroof, a proximity key, push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, HD Radio™, navigation, and the Entune® Audio Plus interface.

As you can see, both vehicles are fairly evenly matched.

2019 Nissan Versa vs Toyota Corolla

While both vehicles have their perks, the comparison reveals that both cross the finish line nearly in a dead heat. With this close a call, comparing the specs side by side will reveal the best car for your needs. However, the Versa boasts a bit more fuel efficiency with more agility and options coming standard.

This is just a small portion of everything the Versa can do, however, so check out our 2019 Nissan Versa Review for a more in-depth look at this high performing sub-compact vehicle. If you’re in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown areas, head down to Montgomeryville Nissan to find your perfect match today!