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Hyundai Elantra vs. Nissan Versa

When we compare the Hyundai Elantra to the Nissan Versa, the Hyundai Elantra has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Nissan Versa has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Elantra versus the Nissan Versa, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Hyundai Elantra versus Nissan Versa Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Elantra ranges from $16,418 to $23,988 while a used Nissan Versa from the same model year range is priced between $15,001 to $21,945. For a new model, the Hyundai Elantra's price is between $20,777 and $27,061, with the Nissan Versa priced between $17,516 and $20,725.

Hyundai Elantra versus Nissan Versa Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Elantra is 7.9 out of 10 while the Nissan Versa's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Elantra being ranked 11 out of 25 Best Small Cars and the Nissan Versa being ranked 7 out of 25.

Hyundai Elantra versus Nissan Versa Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Hyundai Elantra’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Nissan Versa base engine makes 122 horsepower. The Elantra is rated to deliver an average of 37 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The Versa is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 378 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

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2023 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Nissan Versa

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$20,777 - $27,061

Used Asking Price:

$16,418 - $23,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$17,516 - $20,725

Used Asking Price:

$15,001 - $21,945

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

8.9 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 25
8 / 25
11 / 25
19 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 25
7 / 25
11 / 25
15 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Limited, N Line, SE, SEL

Trim Levels

S, SR, SV

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.04 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.47 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

122 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

114 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.047 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 42 / 37

Range (city/hwy):

409 / 521 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

292 / 378 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

14.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

31 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

14.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

88.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2725 lbs

Width:

71.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

184.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2599 lbs

Width:

68.5 inches

Height:

57.3 inches

Length:

177 inches

Wheelbase:

103.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

195/65R15