2016 Nissan Versa Note vs. 2015 smart fortwo Review

Comparison Review

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.

With the Nissan Versa Note you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Nissan Versa Note is somewhat more expensive than the smart fortwo. 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.

Since the Nissan Versa Note is much wider than the smart fortwo, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Versa Note does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the smart fortwo.

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.

When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa Note has a much more powerful engine than the smart fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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.

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

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2016 Nissan
Versa Note

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MSRP*: $14,230 - $18,710

2015 smart

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MSRP*: $13,270 - $14,930
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.04% --
City MPG: 27 - 31 34
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $13,880 - $18,233 $12,341 - $13,885

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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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