Compare Nissan Versa vs. Scion xD vs. Ford Focus

Compare the Nissan Versa against the Scion xD and Ford Focus. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Versa, xD and Focus stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Versa, xD and Focus. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Nissan Versa 2010 Scion xD 2010 Ford Focus
2010 Nissan Versa 2010 Scion xD 2010 Ford Focus
4dr Sdn I4 Manual 1.6 Base
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 1.6
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Auto 1.6
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 1.8 S
  • 5dr HB I4 Manual 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
  • 4dr Sdn I4 Manual 1.6 Base
5dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Man (GS)
  • 5dr HB Man (SE)
  • 5dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 5dr HB Auto (SE)
2dr Cpe SE
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 2dr Cpe SE
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 2dr Cpe SES
  • 4dr Sdn SES
  • 4dr Sdn SEL


MSRP $9,990 $15,700 $17,170
Invoice $9,759 $14,915 $16,025
Avg. Paid $7,216 $10,476 $9,816

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 7.9 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.5 7.8
Performance 7.3 7.3 7.6
Interior 8.3 7.6 7.7
Cost to Own 9.6 9.5 9.5
Safety 8.7 8.5 8.6
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of interior space
  • Strong brakes
  • Above-average safety scores
  • Many standard tech features
  • More standard safety features than competitors
  • Good maneuverability
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy
  • Unique standard safety features
  • Impressive handling dynamics
  • Doesn’t come with basic interior amenities
  • Base model has few standard safety features
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Below-average reliability
  • Not as fuel-efficient as competitors
  • Not enough legroom in front and rear seats
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Engine may not be powerful enough for some
  • Confusing Sync infotainment system
  • Uncomfortable back seat

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-cyl 1.6L/- TBD - Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 26 City / 34 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 102.4 96.9 102.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 154.7 175.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.9 67.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 60.0 58.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2516 2668 2638

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.3 84.5 93.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.9 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.3 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 51.9 53.5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 51.1 50.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.9 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 50.7 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 50.1 48.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.8 10.5 13.8


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Optional Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD - 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ 6000 128 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 111 @ 4600 125 @ 4400 136 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Automatic Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.2 37.0 34.2


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 11.1 13.5


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


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