2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Nissan Versa Note

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Versa Note

Both the 2016 Nissan Versa Note and the 2016 Honda Fit are subcompact hatchbacks that aim to suit similar needs of drivers here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area: they both offer a versatile, efficient platform for all kinds of urban exploration. You could say that the similarities end there, though, so read on to find out how they compare!

Powertrain and Performance

Performance, power, speed – not necessarily things you expect from a subcompact hatchback. Nevertheless, we know drivers don’t want to drive a car that struggles to merge onto the freeway or to handle other regular driving tasks. The 2016 Honda Fit offers 130 hp, which is considerably more power than the 109 hp 1.6L four-cylinder in the 2016 Nissan Versa Note.

Despite the added power, the Honda Fit is actually more efficient, with an EPA estimate of 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined* in the LX trim with continuously variable transmission. The Nissan Versa Note only earns 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/35 mpg combined – those are impressive numbers but not on par with the Fit.

Safety Scores

The 2016 Honda Fit has earned the top five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a five-star rating in front and side crash tests. The 2016 Nissan Versa Note has yet to be rated in those tests for the upcoming model year, but if the 2015 Nissan Versa Note is any indication, it will do considerably worse than the Fit. The 2015 Versa Note only earned a four-star overall crash test safety rating with a poor three-star front crash rating.

Seating and Cargo

The 2016 Nissan Versa Note will pack more cargo than most small cars at 38.3 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down. But, the 2016 Honda Fit has even more room – about 50 percent more room – than the Versa Note at 52.7 cubic feet. That’s more than some small crossovers. The Fit also offers more front and rear leg and shoulder room than the Versa Note, so you and your passengers can stretch out comfortably.

Features and Options

While these two cars do offer similar pricing, the 2016 Honda Fit gives you more for the money. The Fit comes standard with such features as:

  • 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 2016 Nissan Versa Note.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

We think it’s easy to see that the current Honda Fit is the superior choice when compared to the Nissan Versa Note and any other competitor. So, stop by to visit us at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake from the nearby Elgin area – you’ll find us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. We think you’ll fall in love with this fun little car when you take it for a test drive, so stop by today!

*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.