The 2017 Nissan Versa Note and Honda Fit are two of the most budget-friendly hatchbacks to ever hit the pavement, saving you money with their low MSRPs and fuel-efficient performance. But these models are also big on modern comforts - namely generous passenger space and cutting-edge infotainment. Which hatchback is the one for you? Read our comparison guide to learn more.
2017 Nissan Versa Note vs Honda Fit
The Honda Fit is your ticket to a roomy ride. Every model comes with the basics, including supportive seating to get you through a long daily commute. And, in this segment, rear-seat passenger space doesn't get better than this - your favorite passengers have all the head and leg room they could want. We also like the unique Magic Seat, which folds to create extra passenger space or even a rear-seat lounger.
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note also aims to please. Its excellent ergonomics mean you always have a place to put your elbows. Like the Fit, the Versa Note impresses with its rear-seat leg room. Unfortunately, the cabin can be a bit noisy, especially on the highway, when wind and road noise intrude on your conversation.
In the Versa Note, staying connected is a snap. With the 5.8-inch touchscreen display, the navigation app shows you real-time traffic updates, giving you the power to avoid a sticky situation. And, with Nissan's suite of mobile apps, you can stream all your favorite Pandora stations and make hands-free calls.
With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, the Honda Fit displays important smartphone apps on the central touchscreen. That's all well and good, but the touchscreen can be frustrating to deal with, proving itself your worst enemy when you're stuck in traffic and just want to play a different song.
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note makes a strong showing for safety. It even offers high-tech gadgets that are rare in this segment, such as a 360-degree camera that gives you a top-down view of the Versa Note as you pull into parallel spaces. Moreover, this hatchback provides excellent sightlines from the driver seat, helping you navigate any situation with confidence.
The Honda Fit also offers a bevvy of high-tech safety gadgets, including the unique LaneWatch blind-spot system. When you employ your right turn signal, it displays your passenger-side blind spot on the central touchscreen to help you switch lanes safely. With the Fit, there's just one catch - its braking performance is weaker than segment competitors. And, when you absolutely need to make a quick stop, shorter braking distances are always preferable.
Power & Performance
Your Versa Note is sporty, responsive, and great on gas. Depending on powertrain, it earns up to 31 city/39 highway mpg. The Versa Note is an especially great day-to-day driver, getting you through your commute in smooth style.
The Honda Fit has the edge in terms of fuel economy, though not by much. It earns up to 33/40 mpg. The Fit shows its stuff around town, even giving you an athletic performance around corners. This hatchback is a little old-fashioned in that it comes standard with a manual transmission. If you want a more relaxed ride with the continuously variable transmission, you'll have to pay extra for it.
Learn More about the Nissan Versa Note
Both hatchbacks supply plenty of highway-friendly legroom and seating support. However, if we have to choose between the two, our vote goes to the 2017 Nissan Versa Note. In addition to roomy accommodations, this model supplies the tech features you need to stay connected and advanced safety features for maximum protection. On the road, it's fuel-efficient and sporty, even taking on winding roads with skill.