If you are looking for a subcompact sedan or hatchback, you should take a spin in the 2015 Nissan Versa and Versa Note. Benton Nissan of Hoover, AL has them both in stock at a great price, and we’re just up the road from Birmingham, AL.
The subcompact Mazda2 from Mazda is attractive and affordable, but it is also cramped and underpowered, even in this class.
The Mazda2 hatchback has 7 cubic feet less passenger space inside, and 5.5 cubic feet less cargo space than the Versa Note. There is no real way to compare the Mazda2 to the Versa sedan because Mazda only offers a hatchback. Either Versa has a rear seat with nearly 6” extra legroom compared to the Mazda2, which offers just 33”. The Versa has more headroom in both rows too.
If you prefer a manual transmission the Mazda2 will get slightly better fuel economy in city driving than the Versa (29 vs. 27) but the Versa does 1 better on the highway. Most people prefer the automatic, and the Nissan continuously variable transmission blows away the 4 speed in the Mazda. In city driving the EPA rates the Versa at 31 mpg, 3 better than the Mazda2, and on the highway it scores an even 40 mpg, 6 better than the Mazda.
Subcompact cars don’t typically have a lot of power, and these 2 both have small engine that are tuned for economy. However, the Nissan Versa has an extra 9 horsepower, and 9 lb-ft of torque more than the Mazda 2. Combine that with the CVT transmission and the Versa will be at 60 mph nearly half a second faster than the Mazda2, something you appreciate every time you get on the freeway.
The 2015 Nissan Vera Note and Versa sedan are affordable economy car that never feel cheap from behind the wheel. Benton Nissan in Hoover, AL won’t treat you like a 2nd class customer either, even though you are buying the least expensive car on the lot.View Inventory