Compare Nissan Versa vs. Mazda Mazda2 vs. Toyota Yaris

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2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Mazda Mazda2 2011 Toyota Yaris
2011 Nissan Versa 2011 Mazda Mazda2 2011 Toyota Yaris
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
4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Sport
  • 4dr HB Auto Sport
  • 4dr HB Man Touring
  • 4dr HB Auto Touring
3dr Liftback Man (Natl)
  • 3dr Liftback Man (Natl)
  • 3dr Liftback Man (GS)
  • 3dr Liftback Man (SE)
  • 5dr Liftback Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Liftback Man (GS)
  • 5dr Liftback Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 3dr Liftback Auto (Natl)
  • 3dr Liftback Auto (GS)
  • 3dr Liftback Auto (SE)
  • 5dr Liftback Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Liftback Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Liftback Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)


MSRP $9,990 $14,180 $13,155
Invoice $9,759 $13,996 $12,629
Avg. Paid $8,238 $9,455 $9,696

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.0 7.5
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.9 7.2
Performance 7.3 8.9 7.3
Interior 8.3 7.6 6.9
Cost to Own 9.7 9.6 9.7
Safety 7.4 9.3 9.0
Reliability 5.0 2.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable, spacious seating
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Good fuel economy
  • Great handling and braking
  • Good safety scores
  • Good fuel economy
  • Many standard safety features
  • Good reliability rating
  • Low safety and reliability ratings
  • Few standard features
  • Underpowered engine
  • Low reliability rating
  • Few available tech features
  • Few standard interior features
  • Cramped seating

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.5L/91 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 26 City / 34 Hwy 29 City / 35 Hwy 29 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door HB 3 Door Hatchback


Wheelbase(in) 102.4 98.0 96.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 155.5 150.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 66.7 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 60.4 58.1 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2516 2306 2311

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
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
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional
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 87.1 84.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.1 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.6 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.8 51.4
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 - TBD - 50.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.0 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.0 33.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 51.2 50.4
Second Hip Room (in) 47.2 - TBD - 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 27.8 25.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.8


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 1.5L/91 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 @ 6000 100 @ 6000 106 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 111 @ 4600 98 @ 4000 103 @ 4200
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 32.2 30.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 11.3 11.1


Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Axle Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar


Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard 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.