2013 Ford Fiesta vs. 2012 Nissan Versa


2013 Ford FiestaAs small cars increasingly become the preferred segment in North American markets, the new 2013 Ford Fiesta keeps coming up as the answer to America's compact sedan needs. When considering a compact vehicle, the latest Fiesta is one of two models that consistently get attention for being among the best, most affordable choices. Despite its conservative 1.6L four-cylinder engine, the Fiesta gets a competitive 120 hp, ensuring you enough get-up-and-go to get you where you need, when you need to be there.


The Fiesta's frequent competitor is Nissan's 2012 Versa. While the Nissan Versa has long been one of the best hatchbacks available, it finds stiff competition in the new model Ford Fiesta; with a more attractive interior, better fuel economy, and a price that’s hard to beat. Here at Terry’s Ford, we think savvy vehicle owners will see the new 2013 Ford Fiesta offers the most value for the purchase.


The Fiesta Leads in Fuel Economy, Design, and Cost

The real attraction for buying Ford's new economy class car is the fuel efficiency—and there the Versa is easily beaten. Rated by the EPA at an astonishing 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the freeway, the Fiesta outperforms the Versa’s ratings of 26 mpg (city) / 31 mpg (highway) by leaps and bounds. With the Fiesta, drivers don’t need to invest in a Hybrid to save like they own one.


Another important factor for entry-level vehicles is how much the cabin experience extends beyond the price tag; sadly for the Versa, adorned with cheap plastics and a lackluster driver’s console, many drivers find it feels more cheap than cost effective. The 2013 Fiesta on the other hand features attractive instrumentation, soft-touch materials, and greater front seat hip- and leg-room than the Versa.


The price tag of the new Fiesta is definitely enough to sway Chicago drivers. It's MSRP of $18,200 delivers you a better vehicle than the Versa and saves you a couple hundred dollars in the process.


Test Drive a Fiesta Today

If you’re interested in learning more about Ford’s superior hatchback in the 2013 Ford Fiesta, schedule a test drive at Terry’s, today! Even if the Fiesta isn't for you, we've got a diverse selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, and we're confident that our sales team can help you find the car you're looking for.