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2015 Ford Fiesta vs 2015 Nissan Versa

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Usability
2015 Nissan Versa
2015 Ford Fiesta
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Awards

What is it about the 2015 Ford Fiesta that earned it the Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Award in its category? There's really only one way to find out — test drive1.

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 3 between the 2015 Ford Fiesta2 and the 2015 Nissan Versa3. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas4.
2015 Ford FiestaVS2015 Nissan Versa432EPA Estimated Highway MPG403

Features

A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2015 Ford Fiesta5. Want it on the 2015 Nissan Versa? You'll have to pay extra. No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2015 Ford Fiesta5, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2015 Nissan Versa, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option. The 2015 Ford Fiesta's2 optional sunroof lets the light in on even the gloomiest day. Sadly, the 2015 Nissan Versa doesn't come with a sunroof, no matter how nicely you ask for one.
2015 Ford FiestaVS2015 Nissan Versastandard5Premium Sound Systemstandard5Rear Parking Aidoptional2Sunroof

Performance

Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2015 Ford Fiesta6, with 4 more horses in braking power per ton than 2015 Nissan Versa7, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades. Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2015 Ford Fiesta6, boasting 88 more horses and 53 more horses per ton than the 2015 Nissan Versa7. If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2015 Ford Fiesta's6 increased torque - 2026 lb.-ft. vs. 1077 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2015 Ford FiestaVS2015 Nissan Versa1376Braking Power Per Ton13371976Horsepower10971456Horsepower Per Ton9272026Torque1077

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 22 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2015 Ford Fiesta8 will keep you on the road longer than the 2015 Nissan Versa3. Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2015 Nissan Versa7, the 2015 Ford Fiesta8 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2015 Ford FiestaVS2015 Nissan Versa3728Estimated Combined Tank Range3503378Rear Head Room367378Rear Leg Room367
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1 - Learn more at http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/most-popular-2015.html

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4 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)

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