Comparison: 2017 Nissan Versa vs 2017 Ford Fiesta

Comparison: 2017 Nissan Versa vs 2017 Ford Fiesta

The Versa has the honor of being America's least expensive new car, but don't let the low MSRP fool you - it has plenty to offer. When compared to other compact cars, it scores well in terms of interior space and available features, with the price tag being just another perk.

Drivers in Virginia who are looking for a true value may be wondering how the 2017 Nissan Versa stacks up to the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Check out our one-to-one comparison, then come to our dealership in Chester for a test drive:

Interior Space

Nissan Versa

Despite its size, the 2017 Versa comfortably seats five passengers, with a total passenger volume of 90.2 cubic feet. It features 14.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and in the front row has 39.8 inches of head room, 41.8 inches of leg room, and 51.7 inches of shoulder room. In the rear, there's 36.6 inches of head room, 51.9 inches of shoulder room, and 37 inches of leg room.

Ford Fiesta

The 2017 Fiesta also seats five, but whether it does so comfortably depends on the size of your passengers. It has 85 cubic feet of total passenger volume, with 14.9 cubes of cargo space. Up front, there's 39 inches of head room, 43.6 inches of leg room, and 50.6 inches of shoulder room. In the rear, it has 37 inches of head room, 49 inches of shoulder room, and a very cramped 31.2 inches of leg room.

Features

Nissan Versa

The Versa comes in four trims: S, S Plus, SV, and SL. The S model comes standard with Bluetooth HandsFree Phone System, AM/FM/CD, 4-speaker audio, auxiliary input jack, Radio Data System, and steering wheel-mounted controls. Richmond area drivers looking to add on to their Versa may also opt for NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link, hands-free text assistant, RearView Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, and HomeLink universal transmitter.

Upper trims are also available with styling accessories, including interior accent lighting, chrome door handles, rear decklid spoiler, chrome trunk accent, and 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels.

Ford Fiesta

The Fiesta also has four trims: S, SE, Titanium, and ST. The S model comes standard with the SYNC infotainment system and AM/FM/CD, and an 80-watt audio system - pretty sparse even for a base model. Upper trims are available with 8-speaker Sony audio, voice-activated navigation, ambient lighting, cruise control, MyKey, a power moonroof, and a rear view camera.

Drivers can also opt to add exterior body graphics, fog lamp bezels, a hood protector, rear spoilers, and racks and carriers.

Pricing

Nissan Versa

Starting at $11,990 MSRP

Ford Fiesta

Starting at $13,660 MSRP