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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Nissan Versa Review

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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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2021 Nissan
Versa

MSRP*: $14,980 to $18,390
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Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $14,608 to $17,923
MPG - City 26 MPG 27 - 32 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG 35 - 40 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.7 ft3 14.7 - 15.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 205 hp 122 hp
Exterior Length 182.8 in 177.0 in
Exterior Width 70.8 in 68.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 31.0 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 36.8 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 36.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic Si than the Nissan Versa. The Nissan Versa will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si as you will with the Nissan Versa, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Honda Civic Si will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Versa, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic Si will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Versa.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Si is much wider than the Nissan Versa, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Civic Si, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Versa.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Versa, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Si does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Versa.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Nissan Versa. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic Si as you will in the Nissan Versa.

Warranty
The Honda Civic Si comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Versa.