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2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Sacramento, CA

Versa Takes the Win with Roomy Interior and Superior Cargo Space 

Two seemingly similiar sedans went head to head but only one proved to be a winner in our 2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Sacramento, CA, comparison. At Elk Grove Nissan, we want to make your car search easier, so we looked at key factors such as fuel efficiency, passenger space, and technology to prove which vehicle comes out as a better pick. The 2016 Versa is the vehicle that can give you all that want and more, with a stylish exterior that will look as great in your driveway as it does on the road.

Whether you are commuting down I-80, or just cruising through downtown, you don’t want to have a vehicle that forces you to make frequent stops for gas. With the 2016 Versa’s impressive 31/40 MPG city/hwy1, you’ll get to spend more time on the road than if you drive the 2016 Fiesta, which only gets 28/36 MPG city/hwy1. Both feature 1.6L Inline 4 engines so there is no need to sacrifice power for better fuel efficiency, but the Versa edges ahead with a continuously variable-speed automatic transmission for a smoother performance. Our 2016 Nissan vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Sacramento, CA, continues with a look inside the cabin of these two vehicles.

Interior space is where the Nissan Versa truly outshines the competition. You’ll get to bring all your friends and their gear for a day at Bing Maloney Golf Course without feeling cramped, especially compared to the Ford Fiesta. Thanks to best-in-class legroom2, even your tallest passengers won’t mind sitting in the backseat in the Versa with 37in. of rear legroom. The Fiesta only offers a tight 31.1 in. of rear legroom. You may be thinking that with all the interior space you won’t have as much room in the trunk – but that is not the case when you have a Nissan Versa. An expansive 14.9 cubic.ft.3 gives you plenty of room for suitcases, shopping bags, or instruments. The Fiesta, on the other hand, only has 12.8 cubic ft.3 of cargo space. With more legroom and trunk space, you will won’t have to leave anyone or anything behind in the Versa, but the Fiesta can’t say the same.

When it comes to technology, the 2016 Versa gains another victorious category over the 2016 Fiesta. Small details, such as low tire pressure, can make a big difference in your ride quality. The Versa features a Tire Pressure Monitoring System4 with Easy-Fill Tire Alert, so not only will you always be aware if your tires get low, you can easily fix the situation if you need to. The Fiesta leaves you to handle your tires the old fashioned way. For entertainment and convenience on the road, the exclusive NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps5 allows you to seamlessly use your phone and see apps on the crisp 5.8 in. center console color screen. You’ll have to add a higher trim level to get this kind of technology on the Fiesta.

The victory was an easy one for the Versa in our 2016 Nissan Versa vs 2016 Ford Fiesta near Sacramento, CA, comparison. You will enjoy every moment you spend in this impressive sedan, so head over to your local Nissan dealer, Elk Grove Nissan and experience the difference for yourself!    

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1 Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions

2 Comparison based on 2016 Versa® Sedan vs. 2015 Chevy Sonic Sedan, 2016 Ford Fiesta Sedan, and 2015 Hyundai Accent Sedan from manufacturers’ websites.

3 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo.

4 Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. Vehicle must be on for Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.

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