2017 Nissan Versa Note vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

If you are in the market for a compact car that offers a lot in the way of fuel efficiency as well as cargo capacity, the hatchback style may be right up your alley. Just imagine yourself bumming around town or around campus, easily able to fit into a parking spot, easily able to retrieve your cargo from the rear hatch door, and easily able to save money on your fuel costs. "Easily" is a great word when it comes to automobiles, isn't it? Life is hard enough as it is; you do not need your car to complicate things even more. Hatchbacks are a nifty and versatile style of car fit for just about any lifestyle. Daily grinding and weekend adventuring are both possible in a hatchback. So many of these vehicles are available, but which one is right for you? Let's look at the 2017 Nissan Versa Note vs the 2017 Toyota Yaris.

Both of these cars have a lot to offer, but when you look at the base model of each vehicle, the Versa Note stands out in a few key areas.

red 2017 Nissan Versa Note and blue 2017 Toyota Yaris exteriors

2017 Nissan Versa Note S Plus vs 2017 Toyota Yaris L
109 HP Horsepower 106 HP
31/39 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 30/36 City/Hwy MPG
94.1 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 84.4 Cubic Feet
18.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume (Seats Upright) 15.3 Cubic Feet

Better fuel economy and more cargo volume inside the Versa Note

You're a cost-conscious person, so you want to save money on fuel costs by driving a car that sips gasoline, and you can get that with the 2017 Versa Note. It edges out the 2017 Yaris in both city and highway miles per gallon ratings, giving you more bang for your buck. The word "compact" might be a buzz word, but it does not have to mean a cramped ride. You will enjoy 94.1 cubic feet of total passenger volume inside the Versa Note, which is almost 10 cubic feet more than what you will get inside the 2017 Yaris. Speaking of space, the 2017 Versa Note offers 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are upright, again beating out the Yaris.

Such a fuel efficient and roomy car does not have to come at the expense of strength. The 2017 Versa Note doles out 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque, topping the 2017 Yaris base model, which offers 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. With the 2017 Versa Note, you are getting better fuel efficiency, more horsepower, and more space, which is precisely what you want out of a hatchback automobile.

closeup of 2017 Nissan Versa Note headlight
2017 Nissan Versa Note gear shift
red 2017 Nissan Versa Note with all doors open seen from the top
2017 Nissan Versa Note seats from the side