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2017 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2017 smart fortwo Review

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Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the smart fortwo, the Nissan Versa Note may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Nissan Versa Note will require fewer stops at the gas station than the smart fortwo, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Nissan Versa Note or the smart fortwo, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Nissan Versa Note is much higher than that for the smart fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa Note is much slimmer than the smart fortwo, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Nissan Versa Note, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart fortwo.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Versa Note transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the smart fortwo.

Handling
The Nissan Versa Note has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart fortwo, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa Note is somewhat more powerful than the smart fortwo.

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Nissan Versa Note more than the smart fortwo, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan Versa Note will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the smart fortwo.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Versa Note is not as nearly as extensive as that of the smart fortwo.

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2017 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $15,480 - $18,710

2017 smart
fortwo

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MSRP*: $14,650 - $18,480
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City MPG: 31 31
Highway MPG: 39 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 5 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $15,094 - $18,233 $13,625 - $17,186

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.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.