Compare Nissan Versa vs. Toyota Yaris vs. Ford Focus

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2009 Nissan Versa 2009 Toyota Yaris 2009 Ford Focus
2009 Nissan Versa 2009 Toyota Yaris 2009 Ford Focus
4dr Sdn I4 Man 1.8 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Man 1.6
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto 1.6
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Man 1.8 S
  • 5dr HB I4 Man 1.8 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto 1.8 S
  • 5dr HB I4 Auto 1.8 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto 1.8 SL
  • 5dr HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL *Ltd Avail*
  • 5dr HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL FE+
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Man 1.6 Base
3dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Man (GS)
  • 3dr HB Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 3dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 3dr HB Auto (SE)
  • 5dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 5dr HB Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)
  • 3dr HB Man S (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Man S (GS)
  • 3dr HB Man S (SE)
  • 3dr HB Auto S (Natl)
  • 3dr HB Auto S (GS)
  • 3dr HB Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (SE)
  • 5dr HB Auto S (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Auto S (GS)
  • 5dr HB Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (SE)
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 2dr Cpe SE
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 2dr Cpe SES
  • 4dr Sdn SES
  • 4dr Sdn SEL


MSRP $13,100 $12,205 $15,520
Invoice $12,645 $11,595 $14,574
Avg. Paid $7,998 $7,153 $8,286

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.4 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.5 7.1 7.7
Performance 7.2 7.0 7.6
Interior 8.3 6.8 7.7
Cost to Own 9.8 9.7 9.6
Safety 8.7 8.5 8.6
Reliability 2.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Seats five comfortably
  • Lots of cargo room for a subcompact
  • Above-average safety scores
  • Good gas mileage
  • Navigates cities easily
  • Good fuel economy
  • High-tech available infotainment system
  • Plenty of trunk space
  • Above-average safety score
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Short list of standard interior features
  • Dull performance
  • Base model lacks interior features
  • Passenger seats are cramped
  • Below-average safety score
  • Engine may not be powerful enough for some shoppers
  • Uncomfortable back seat

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-cyl 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 26 City / 31 Hwy 29 City / 36 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan


Wheelbase(in) 102.4 96.9 102.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 150.6 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7 67.8
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.0 58.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2671 2295 2623

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.3 84.1 93.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.4 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.3 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 51.4 53.4
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 50.0 50.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.9 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.8 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 50.4 53.6
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 46.7 50.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 25.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.8 13.8


AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Optional Standard Optional
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Optional
Electronic Stability Control Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Optional


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.5L/91 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 122 @ 5200 106 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 127 @ 4800 103 @ 4200 136 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.2 30.8 34.2


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 36 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 11.1 13.0


Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/stabilizer bar w/Stabilizer bars
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar


Automatic Optional
4-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.