Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Versa

Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Versa


There are tons of sedans out there that would serve you well, but two shine above the rest—the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Versa. These two vehicles offer everything you could ever want in a sedan. However, like all things in life, there are some differences between them.

What are they? Key Hyundai of Manchester aims to answer that question for drivers in Vernon, Manchester, and Hartford, CT, who are considering these two cars.


Hyundai Elantra Engine Specs

Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Versa: MPG & Performance

Both the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Versa do a great job of keeping you on the road for longer periods of time, thanks to great MPG outputs and powerful engines. That being said, the clear winner here is the Hyundai Elantra.

In the Elantra, drivers will get up to an EPA-estimated 33 city/43 highway/37 combined MPG.* The Versa doesn’t quite measure up to that, as it gets up to an EPA-estimated 32 city/40 highway/35 combined MPG.

As far as engines go, the Elantra offers a more powerful engine than the Versa. Under the hood of the Elantra, you’ll find a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. In the Versa, you’ll find a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produces 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. So, if you want to get the most out of your trips, go with the Elantra.


Hyundai Elantra Interior

Elantra vs Versa: Infotainment

In today’s day and age, it’s important to stay connected to your digital world. This includes being able to access important aspects of your phone from apps, maps, music, calls, texts, and more. In the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Versa, you’ll be able to do this, but the Elantra stands out over the Versa in a variety of ways.

The Elantra comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In the Nissan Versa, you would need to upgrade to get this feature. The Elantra also comes with a bigger standard infotainment screen at eight inches, as opposed to the 7-inch screen you’ll get in the Versa.

For premium audio quality, you’ll love what the Elantra can offer, as it partnered with Bose to offer an available 8-speaker system with a subwoofer. The Versa, by comparison, only offers up to six speakers.


Hyundai Elantra Safety

Hyundai vs Nissan: Safety

When it comes to safety, it’s hard to top what the Hyundai and Nissan can do for you. Both vehicles offer many similar safety features, including Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, High Beam Assist, and more. With that in mind, the Hyundai offers a few more features that the Nissan has a tough time competing with.

The Elantra offers a standard Safe Exit Warning feature that will alert you if a vehicle is approaching while you’re trying to exit yours. You’ll also have the convenience of the standard Driver Attention Warning feature, which can suggest you take a break from driving if the vehicle detects you’re fatigued. This feature is available in the Versa, but it doesn’t come standard.


Hyundai Elantra vs Nissan Versa: Who Wins?

In the battle between the Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Versa, the clear winner is the Hyundai Elantra, thanks to its performance specs, infotainment options, and safety features. Want to test drive the Elantra? Come see us at Key Hyundai of Manchester, and we’ll take you out through Vernon, Manchester, and Hartford, Connecticut.

*2022 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2022 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.


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