The sedan segment in the automotive industry is one of the most popular categories, but these sedans often are differentiated between sizes. To keep it simple, there are subcompact, compact, midsize and fullsize sedans listed from smallest to largest. On the Toyota lineup, the Yaris hatchback takes the place of a subcompact sedan. Our team here at Cox Toyota is going to compare the smallest sedan on the Toyota lineup, the 2016 Corolla, to the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan. The 2016 Versa is considered subcompact, whereas the Corolla is considered compact.
Drivers will first notice the price difference. The 2016 Toyota Corolla is priced considerably higher than the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan, and that is mostly because of the size difference between the two vehicles. Additional standard features and performance capabilities also factor into the price difference. Both vehicles offer an excellent fuel economy and are equipped with similar size engines. The 2016 Corolla L was compared to the 2016 Versa S, which are the base models for both vehicles in an effort to keep this comparison fair and easy to comprehend.
|2016 Toyota Corolla||VS||2016 Nissan Versa Sedan|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||1.6-liter I-4|
|27 city/36 hwy||MPG||26 city/35 hwy|
|13.0 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||14.9 cubic feet|
When it comes to cargo volume, there is more space for storage in the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan with 14.9 cubic feet compared to the 2016 Toyota Corolla with 13 cubic feet. However, looking at interior volume, the 2016 Corolla offers more overall space for passengers with 97.5 cubic feet versus the 2016 Versa with 90.2 cubic feet. Both vehicles offer seating for five passengers.
Both vehicles are equipped with 4-speed automatic transmissions as well as front-wheel drive. Standard brake assist systems work to keep passengers safe in both cars, and low tire pressure indicators help drivers keep the tires properly inflated. For convenience, each vehicle comes standard with climate control and steering wheel controls as well as power mirrors.
Although the 2016 Nissan Versa is equipped with power mirrors, it does not offer power locks and windows, which are available on the 2016 Corolla. The Corolla also comes out on top with standard hill start assist control, automatic headlights, front knee airbags and an anti-theft protection system for added safety. Drivers who choose the 2016 Corolla will also enjoy the convenience of an outside temperature gauge and a rear split folding bench seat for easier storage.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Corolla are encouraged to contact our team here at Cox Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this new, efficient compact sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online.