Childre Nissan Compares 2015 Nissan Versa Note VS 2015 Honda Fit Near Warner Robins, GA

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2015 Nissan Versa Note

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2015 Honda Fit

Safety Comparison

The Versa Note SL offers an optional Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Fit only offers a rear monitor.

Compared to metal, the Versa Note’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Honda Fit has a metal gas tank.

Both the Versa Note and the Fit have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Versa Note has a standard 470-amp battery. The Fit’s 340-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Versa Note stops shorter than the Fit:

Versa Note

Fit

60 to 0 MPH

122 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Versa Note SR/SL’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Fit (195/55R16 vs. 185/60R15).

The Versa Note SL has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Fit doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Versa Note has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Versa Note flat and controlled during cornering. The Fit’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Versa Note’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the Fit (102.4 inches vs. 99.6 inches).

Chassis Comparison

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Versa Note has a liquid-filled front engine mount. The liquid helps further dampen engine harshness. The Fit uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

The front grille of the Versa Note S Plus/SV/SR/SL uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Fit doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the Versa Note is rated a Compact car by the EPA, while the Fit is rated a Small Station Wagon.

The Versa Note has 1.3 inches more front headroom, .5 inches more rear headroom and 3.7 inches more rear hip room than the Fit.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Versa Note has a much larger cargo area than the Fit with its rear seat up (18.8 vs. 16.6 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The engine computer on the Versa Note SL disables the starter while the engine is running. The Fit’s starter can be accidentally engaged while the engine is running, making a grinding noise and possibly damaging the starter and ring gear.

The Versa Note SL’s standard wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The Fit’s fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Versa Note has standard extendable sun visors. The Fit doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Versa Note’s optional rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Fit doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

The Versa Note offers an optional center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The Fit doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

Recommendations Comparison

The Nissan Versa Note has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

Versa Note

Fit

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

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Kiplinger’s Award

TRUE

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The Nissan Versa outsold the Honda Fit by almost three to one during the 2014 model year.

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