2015 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2016 Honda Fit

2015 Nissan Versa Note

2015 Nissan Versa Note
2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note is a respectable choice for Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area drivers who want a small, efficient car. It offers a variety of perks such as:

  • Up-to-date features
  • High fuel economy
  • A versatile hatchback body style

The thing is, if you want an efficient, versatile small hatchback, the 2016 Honda Fit simply fits the bill better. You don’t have to take our word for it – just look at how the two compare below.

Powertrain and Performance

Neither of these little cars are meant to set any records at the track, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun to drive. The 2016 Honda Fit gets a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 130 hp, which is significantly more than the 109 hp put out by the 1.6L four-cylinder in the 2015 Nissan Versa Note.

You might think that because of its added power that the Fit sacrifices miles per gallon, but you would be wrong. The EPA says that the Fit LX with continuously variable transmission should get 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined*. The Nissan Versa Note is only rated at 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/35 mpg combined – good numbers, but obviously inferior to the estimate earned by the Fit.

Safety Scores

The 2016 Honda Fit succeeded in earning a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with a five-star rating in front and side crash tests. The 2015 Nissan Versa Note only received a four-star overall crash test safety rating with a three-star front crash rating. The Fit also gets important safety features that are missing from the Versa Note, such as a rearview camera and rear head restraints.

Seating and Cargo

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note has room for a maximum of 38.3 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down. Wondering how much the 2016 Honda Fit will fit? A total of 52.7 cubic feet – more than some small crossovers! The Fit also makes more room for passengers. It gives you more front and rear legroom, so all passengers can stretch out.

Features and Options

The 2016 Honda Fit offers more features at a similar price point. The Fit offers features likes:

  • Remote keyless access
  • A vehicle theft deterrent system
  • Automatic headlights
  • A stereo anti-theft system
  • Front seat height adjustment
  • An exterior thermometer
  • A telescopically adjustable steering wheel
  • A multi-function remote

None of those features come standard on the 2015 Nissan Versa Note.

2015 Nissan Versa Note 2015 Honda Fit
31 mpg city/40 mpg highway EPA rating 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway* EPA rating
Four Star Overall NHTSA Rating Five Star Overall NHTSA rating
109 hp 130 hp
No Rearview Camera Rearview camera standard

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

It’s easy to see that the Honda Fit is a better choice than the Nissan Versa Note, so visit us here at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL to drive the latest Honda Fit today. We’re your premier Elgin area Honda dealer, and we look forward to setting you up with a test drive!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.