2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Ford Fiesta

2017 Nissan Versa

2017 Nissan Versa

2017 Ford Fiesta vs. 2017 Nissan Versa

In the world of compact cars, you typically have to make sacrifices to save money and get great fuel efficiency, but not with the new 2017 Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta offers drivers a dynamic ride, potent performance, and abundant features starting at under $14K. To demonstrate what a value the Fiesta is for Bradley and Peotone driver, the experts at Terry’s Ford have compared it to the popular 2017 Nissan Versa. When it comes to power, safety, and cool technology, there is no question that the Ford is easily head and shoulders above the competition.


For the latest in advanced safety equipment, including technology that looks out for you when the unexpected happens, no one does it better than Ford and the 2017 Ford Fiesta:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta is equipped with wide-angle blind-spot mirrors to make it easier for drivers to see hidden obstacles hiding in the vehicle’s blind spots. In the event of a collision, the optional GPS-linked satellite system and SYNC’s emergency crash response system, called 911 Assist, can send emergency personnel right to the vehicle’s location even if the driver is incapacitated.
  • 2017 Nissan Versa: Nissan Versa doesn’t have the same blind spot protection, making it harder to avoid unseen hazards to the side of the vehicle. And, should the vehicle be in an accident, the lack of a GPS system means that help will take longer to arrive, or may not arrive at all if the driver loses consciousness.


The Fiesta and the Versa are both efficient vehicles, but the Ford offers drivers more bang for the buck under the hood with more power and torque to the drive wheels than the Versa can:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta’s standard 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder powerplant delivers 120-hp and 112 lb.-ft. of torque, while the optional 1.0 turbocharged 3-cylinder engine provides 123-hp and 125 lb.-ft. of peak torque.
  • 2017 Nissan Versa: Nissan Versa drivers have access to a standard 1.6L 4-cylinder powerplant that generates just 109-hp and 107 lb.-ft. of torque, far less than either of the Ford engines.

Fuel Economy

For fuel savings, the 2017 Ford Fiesta offers drivers less pain at the pump too, according to the EPA:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: In recent government testing, the Fiesta’s turbocharged 3-cylinder delivered as much as 31 mpg/city and 41 mpg/highway. With a 12.4-gallon fuel tank, that gives drivers access to as much as 508.4 miles of driving distance on a single tank of gas.
  • 2017 Nissan Versa: The Versa didn’t do as well in EPA testing, scoring just 27 mpg/city and 36 mpg/highway fuel efficiency. With a smaller, 10.8-gallon tank, that gives drivers a maximum of just 388.8 miles between fill-ups, a difference of nearly 120 miles.

Braking and Handling

The Fiesta is equipped with larger brakes and a more responsive suspension to give drivers a smoother, safer ride:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: In Motor Trend testing, the Fiesta came to a full stop from 60 mph in just 116 feet. And thanks to features like drift compensation steering and the hill holder feature, the Fiesta is easier to maintain control of during any driving conditions.
  • 2017 Nissan Versa: The Nissan Versa’s smaller brakes mean it takes longer to come to an emergency stop – 11-feet longer according to Motor Trend. And without features like drift compensation and hill holder, drivers don’t have as much control of the Versa when making emergency maneuvers either.

Comfort and Convenience

The Fiesta gives drivers access to a long list of upscale amenities not typically found on a compact vehicle starting at this price point:

  • 2017 Ford Fiesta: Drivers can take advantage of options like remote engine start, telescoping steering wheel, exterior PIN entry, automatic headlamps, heated front seats, and one-touch power front windows.
  • 2017 Nissan Versa: The Nissan Versa lacks remote engine start and telescoping steering wheel, and should the driver be locked out, there is no PIN to help them access the vehicle and no convenient automatic headlamps. While the Versa does have power windows, no automatic feature exists, so drivers will have to hold the button until the window is fully opened or closed.

See Why the 2017 Ford Fiesta Defeated the 2017 Nissan Versa and Make Your Bradley and Peotone Commute Fun Again

If you want to see first-hand why the 2017 Ford Fiesta is a better choice than the 2017 Nissan Vera for your Bradley and Peotone commute, contact Terry’s Ford at (888)832-3250 or stop by our showroom at 363 N Harlem Ave in Peotone, IL.