2016 Honda Fit vs. 2016 Nissan Versa Note

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Nissan Versa Note Blue

2016 Nissan Versa Note

Drivers love subcompacts because they’re affordable, get great gas mileage, and are fun to drive—especially in urban areas. The 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Nissan Versa Note are two similar subcompacts that enjoy extraordinary popularity for lots of reasons. They’re both energetic vehicles that are good at navigating small, crowded streets, but what about other attributes? We decided to compare the base level models and see how they stacked up in the face of competition. Let’s see what happened:

Price and Performance

Both the Fit and Versa Note are exceptionally affordable, with manufacturer’s base pricing for the entry-level models in the mid-$14,000’s. In terms of the drivetrain, both models are equipped with Front-Wheel Drive, and the Fit comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the Versa Note is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Fit’s standard engine is more powerful—it’s a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that generates a peppy 130 hp. The Versa Note, on the other hand, comes with a 1.6 four-cylinder engine that only puts out 109 hp. You are definitely going to see a difference with acceleration and pickup.

Fuel Economy

The Fit is the champ when it comes to fuel economy, as well. With its Government of Canada’s estimated 8.1 city, 6.4 highway, and 7.3 combined L/100 km, the Fit is highly efficient. The Versa Note takes second place with 8.6 city, 6.5 highway, and 7.7 combined L/100 km. Whether you have a long commute or fight slow, city traffic, the Fit’s fuel efficiency is going to be a major benefit for you.

Interior Space

Just because you’re in the market for a subcompact doesn’t mean roominess and space don’t matter. Both the Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa Note provide seating for five, but the actual passenger volume and cargo space are quite different. The Fit contains 2710 litres of total passenger volume, while the Versa Note only has 2665 litres available. When we looked at space for storing cargo, the Fit again had more room, with a whopping 1492 litres of maximum cargo space, compared to the Versa Note’s 1084 litres. The Fit makes the most of its size.

Entertainment Options

Both of these vehicles come with standard AM/FM radio with four speakers and single CD players, but the Fit adds the ability to access a hard drive or memory card, so you can play your own library of music. The baseline Fit also offers Bluetooth streaming audio, which is only available on upgraded Versa Note models.

The Honda Fit it is

The 2016 Honda Fit or the 2016 Nissan Versa Note? The simple answer is the Fit. It’s affordable, spacious, and produces more power with greater efficiency, making it an excellent value car. Visit Harmony Honda to check out the Honda Fit in person, or contact us today!