Toyota Prius vs. Nissan Versa Note

March 24th, 2016 by
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Toyota Prius

Start comparing the Toyota Prius to the competition to see just how far it has come. When the Prius first arrived, it was one of the few hybrids on the market and didn’t have the styling or features to keep up with non-hybrid models. Today, the Prius is considered a versatile and fun-to-drive Toyota that just happens to be a hybrid model with incredible efficiency. As such, more and more people are comparing it to non-hybrid models, such as the Nissan Versa Note. In addition to its lead in terms of fuel economy, the Prius has numerous other advantages over the Versa Note.

Toyota Prius Body Style and Size

Both the Toyota Prius and Nissan Versa Note are hatchbacks, giving you a great deal of interior space with a smaller base. The Nissan is considered a compact or subcompact hatchback while the original Prius is typically thought of as a midsize hatchback. This means that to make a better comparison between the Prius and Versa Note, it is a good idea to look at the Prius c, the subcompact or compact version of the popular hybrid hatchback.

Toyota Prius Cargo Space

Since both the Toyota Prius and Nissan Versa Note are hatchbacks, either model lets you fold down the rear seats to expand the cargo area. The Nissan Versa Note has a respectable 18.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 38.3 cubes with the rear seats folded. The Prius c has very similar numbers, including 17.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats. For the most space, however, you will want the Toyota Prius with its 24.6 or 27.4 cubes behind the rear seats. Although Toyota hasn’t released official numbers for the cargo area of the Prius models with the seats folded, it is clear that the Prius will have a larger maximum capacity than the Versa Note thanks to its larger size and better space behind the rear seats.

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Nissan Versa Note

Toyota Prius Price and Fuel Economy

It is true that the Toyota Prius and Prius c each cost at least a little bit more than the Nissan Versa Note. Consider, however, that they are still incredibly affordable options for hybrid models and that you should expect to pay a slight premium for hybrids. There will also be a tax rebate of some sort for hybrid drivers.

To further boost savings, the Prius gets incredible fuel economy compared to the Nissan. The Versa Note gets a respectable 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined*. As a hybrid, however, the Prius has a clear lead. Even the midsize Prius gets 53/46/50 mpg*; to truly save money on gas, pick the Prius c, which is comparable in size to the Nissan, and enjoy 54/50/52*.

Now that you understand how the Toyota Prius easily beats the Nissan Versa Note, visit Miller Toyota to configure your own Prius and start saving gas on daily drives around Manassas, Virginia.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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