When we compare the Nissan Versa's and the Chevrolet Spark's specifications and ratings, the Nissan Versa has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The Chevrolet Spark has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Nissan Versa's and the Chevrolet Spark's specifications and ratings, the Chevrolet Spark is a better car than the Nissan Versa.
Nissan Versa vs. Chevrolet Spark Pricing
A used 2024 Nissan Versa ranges from $17,777 to $22,912 while a used 2022 Chevrolet Spark is priced between $14,784 to $20,996.
Nissan Versa vs. Chevrolet Spark Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Nissan Versa loses 38.2 percent of its value and the Chevrolet Spark loses 38 percent of its value. This means the Chevrolet Spark retains 0.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Nissan Versa.
Nissan Versa vs. Chevrolet Spark Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Nissan Versa is 8.5 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Spark's quality rating is 7.7 out of 10. This results in the Nissan Versa being ranked 3 out of 17 Best Subcompact Cars and the Chevrolet Spark being ranked 9 out of 17. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Nissan Versa is ranked 13 and the Chevrolet Spark is ranked 24.
Nissan Versa vs. Chevrolet Spark Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Nissan Versa is 7.7 out of 10. For the Chevrolet Spark the reliability rating is 7.1 out of 10. This gives the Nissan Versa a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Chevrolet Spark.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Nissan Versa’s base engine makes 122 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Spark base engine makes 98 horsepower. The Versa is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 378 miles. The Spark is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 342 miles.This gives the Chevrolet Spark the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Nissan Versa the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are subcompact cars, the Chevrolet Spark has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and rear leg room. The Nissan Versa has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Nissan Versa has an average safety rating of 4.73 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.