newcars.com®

2015 Nissan Versa vs. 2014 Dodge Avenger Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Nissan Versa than in the Dodge Avenger, due to the Nissan Versa's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Versa and the Dodge Avenger in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Dodge Avenger you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Versa, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Versa is clearly a better financial choice over the Dodge Avenger. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Versa carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Avenger.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa is much slimmer than the Dodge Avenger, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Nissan Versa, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Dodge Avenger.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Versa has much less torque than the Dodge Avenger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Nissan Versa has a smaller turning radius than the Dodge Avenger, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Avenger. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Versa and the Dodge Avenger. The Nissan Versa has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Dodge Avenger.

Warranty
The Nissan Versa comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Dodge Avenger.

Watch Video

Compare the 2015 Nissan Versa and the 2014 Dodge Avenger.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2015 Nissan
Versa

More Details & Photos New 2015 Nissan Versa
MSRP*: $11,990 - $16,890

2014 Dodge
Avenger

More Details & Photos New 2014 Dodge Avenger
MSRP*: $20,595 - $25,795
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 27 - 31 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Not Tested ****
Invoice*: $11,703 - $16,465 $20,214 - $24,586

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Nissan Versa

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Dodge Avenger

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.