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2017 Nissan Versa Note vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

What is important to you when it comes to the vehicle you drive? Are you on a tight budget and in need of a car that can drink fuel in modest sips rather than greedy gulps to help save you money over the long run? Do you want a car that offers easy access to the cargo area for your groceries, supplies, and other cargo? If this sounds like you, then we think a hatchback automobile may be right up your alley. Hatchbacks have long been known for their ability to provide convenience for their drivers no matter where they live, whether it's in a crowded city or the open country. You have ample opportunities in today's market to find a hatchback model that is right for you, and we want to help with your shopping decisions by offering up a comparison of the 2017 Nissan Versa Note vs the 2017 Toyota Yaris.

For this comparison, we will look at the base model of each vehicle. While both the Versa Note and the Yaris are quality cars, the Versa Note pulls ahead in some categories.

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2017 Nissan Versa Note S Plus vs 2017 Toyota Yaris L
31/39 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 30/36 City/Hwy MPG

1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder 

109 HP, 107 lb-ft Torque

Engine Specs

1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder 

106 HP, 103 lb-ft Torque

94.1 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 84.4 Cubic Feet
18.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume (Rear Seats Upright) 15.3 Cubic Feet

A stronger engine and more fuel efficiency await you with the Versa Note

If an efficient ride is your top priority for your next automobile, make note (pun intended) of what the 2017 Versa Note can do for you. It gets an EPA-estimated 31 city and 39 highway miles per gallon, which tops the fuel economy offered by the 2017 Yaris. Does that mean you will get a less powerful engine? Not this time. The Versa Note also tops the Yaris with its 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque compared to the 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque.

Space is also an important factor in any vehicle. Just because a car is compact does not mean it has to be uncomfortable or offer sparse room for your cargo. The 2017 Nissan Versa Note has 94.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, not to mention 18.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity when the rear seats are upright. That beats the 2017 Yaris in both cases. Any way you slice it, the 2017 Versa Note has much to offer you, and stands as an example of what makes a small hatchback so appealing in the first place.

red 2017 Nissan Versa Note seen from the top all doors opened
2017 Nissan Versa Note steering wheel and dashboard
closeup of gear shift in 2017 Nissan Versa Note
2017 Nissan Versa Note interior seats seen from side