2018 Nissan Versa Note vs. Toyota Yaris

September 26th, 2018 by

  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility™
  • Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor

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Considering a subcompact hatchback? We suggest you consider the 2018 Nissan Versa Note. Compared to the 2018 Toyota Yaris, the Versa Note claims better engine power, more space and better technological features. Visit Sheridan Nissan to learn more!

Power and Performance

The 2018 Versa Note’s 1.6-L I-4 engine offers more horsepower and torque than the 2018 Toyota Yaris’s 1.4-L I-4 engine. The Versa Note delivers 109 HP and 107 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Yaris delivers 106 HP and 103 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Toyota hatchback is standard with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Not everyone can drive a stick shift, so choosing the automatic transmission comes at an added cost. Each Versa Note comes standard with an XTRONIC® CVT (continuously variable transmission). This transmission works more efficiently, delivering greater power from engine to the wheels. It doesn’t rely on gears as a typical transmission, but rather a belt and pulley system. Overtime it experiences less friction, less wear and tear and less problems overall. This is not an option in the Toyota Yaris.

The Versa Note’s utilizes fuel more efficiently, getting 31 mpg city/ 39 mpg highway. The Yaris, still providing a good fuel economy, gets 30 mpg city/36 mpg highway.


In terms of both cargo space and passenger space, the Versa Note provides passengers with more space to stretch out or store their luggage, shopping bags and anything else they need to move from one place to another.

The Versa Note has 94 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Yaris has 84 cubic feet. Passengers in the back seat of the Nissan subcompact hatchback can stretch out a little more, with 38.3 inches of legroom, compared to 33.3 inches of legroom in the Yaris.

Pack a little more for a weekend trip with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space (15.3 cubic feet in the Yaris). The Nissan even offers a Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor (not available in the Yaris). This allows you to adjust the floor to fit what you need, and even hide more valuable items, like a laptop, so it is not visible to passersby.


Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ (not made for the Toyota Yaris) provides the driver with back up tools to drive safely. You’ll find an advanced airbag system1, vehicle dynamic control (VDC)2, a traction control system (TCS), anti-locking braking system (ABS)3, electronic force brake distribution (EBD)3 and a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is paired with with the available Easy-Fill Tire Alert4 (alerts you when the tire is filled with the appropriate amount of air).

VDC and TCS monitor your steering and braking and respond to the road conditions for the best handling.

Use Siri® Eyes Free and/or (together if you have an iPhone) Bluetooth® Audio to listen to the music on your phone, make phone calls and reply to messages without taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road while driving.

Visit our Nissan dealership to learn more! If you like the sound of the 2018 Nissan Versa Note, take a test drive at Sheridan Nissan. We’d love to tell you more!

Check out our selection of 2018 Versa Notes! https://www.sheridannissan.com/new-vehicles/versa-note/

1. Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 2. Vehicle Dynamic Control cannot prevent collisions due to abrupt steering, carelessness, or dangerous driving technique. It should remain on when driving, except when freeing the vehicle from mud or snow. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 3. Brake Assist cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information. 4. Vehicle must be on for the Easy-Fill Tire Alert to operate.



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