2013 Nissan Versa vs. Its Rivals
The real key here, though, is cracking that 40-mpg mark, which is something two of the Versa’s mainstream subcompact rivals, the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris, can’t yet accomplish. In fact, the Versa sedan is now the most efficient subcompact in the country if you go by EPA ratings for combined driving. Using that measure, the current players and their best city/highway/combined mpg ratings are:
- Nissan Versa Sedan—31/40/35
- Kia Rio—30/40/34
- Hyundai Accent—30/40/34
- Ford Fiesta SFE—29/40/33
- Chevy Sonic—29/40/33
- Honda Fit—28/35/31
- Toyota Yaris—30/38/33
And keep in mind that the Rio, Accent, Sonic and Yaris are all posting those marks using manual transmissions—unlike the Versa Sedan.
Now, pricing for the 2013 Nissan Versa Sedan has yet to be released, and that will be something to watch when the vehicle goes on sale in August. The current Versa Sedan is the lowest-priced new car in the U.S., showing an MSRP of just $10,990. That’s with air conditioning, too, as well as just enough other content to make the entry-level model a wholly livable transportation solution, a claim backed up by the sales numbers: Combined deliveries of the Versa duo were up 101.3 percent in June, on a segment-leading volume of 8,746 deliveries. The Versa also leads the segment in terms of year-to-date sales, with 60,919 (up 32.8 percent).