2018 Nissan Versa Note vs 2018 Toyota Yaris

2018 Nissan Versa Note and 2018 Toyota Yaris side by side

Those who are looking for a practical and efficient compact hatchback will find a fantastic option in the 2018 Nissan Versa Note. It provides the daily commuter with the efficiency and dependability to get you where you are going safely every day, and does so at a price point you can feel great about. While we already know how good of an option the Nissan Versa Note is as a compact hatchback, how does it compare to the competition from other brands? Let’s find out in this 2018 Nissan Versa Note vs 2018 Toyota Yaris comparison.

In order to make sure you get a fair and accurate comparison between these two vehicles, we will be comparing the base trim level of the Versa Note to the base trim level of the Yaris. This is the S trim for the Versa Note and the L trim for the Yaris, which are closest to each other in terms of both price point and available features. Let’s take a closer look at how these two vehicles compare in terms of specific features and specs. If you are in the Lee’s Summit MO area and are interested in the 2018 Nissan Versa Note, follow this link to our inventory.

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2018 Nissan Versa Note


2018 Toyota Yaris

2-speed CVT Transmission 5-speed manual
39 mpg* Highway Gas Mileage 36 mpg
38.3 inches Rear Legroom 33.3 inches
38.3 cubic feet Maximum Luggage Volume 15.3 cubic feet

Which Compact Hatchback is Right for You?

When it comes to the exact things you are looking for in this class of vehicle, this comparison makes it totally obvious that the 2018 Nissan Versa Note is the better choice of the two. In terms of both vehicle performance and available interior space, the Nissan Versa Note completely outperforms the Yaris.

First, when it comes to performance, the Nissan Versa Note has what it takes under the hood to give you exactly what you need. It comes standard with a 2-speed continuously variable transmission, which will give you a much smoother ride than the manual transmission in the Yaris. This transmission system gives the Versa Note three more miles per gallon on the highway than the Yaris*.

Also, in terms of interior space, the Nissan Versa Note is the more comfortable and the more useful vehicle. With five more inches of rear legroom and over 20 more cubic feet of maximum luggage volume, there is no denying that the 2018 Versa Note makes way better use of space than the Yaris.

*Disclaimer: 2018 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 31 city / 39 highway for Versa® Note® 1.6-L with Xtronic CVT®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only..

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