We're so glad you found the Allen Honda blog, and you will be glad too! We're notorious for consistently giving the in-depth details about the latest and greatest cars, and today's blog post is no exception. We're going to do a side-by-side comparison of two incredible crossovers in College Station, TX: the 2016 Honda Fit and the 2015 Nissan Versa Note.
Crossovers aren't generally known for their safety ratings, but the Fit sets a whole new crossover safety standard. Receiving 5 stars overall in the NHTSA front crash test, its one of the safest crossovers on the market. Comparatively, the Versa Note only received 3 stars overall making it 40% less safe than the Fit. The Honda Fit was also named a "Top Pick" by IIHS, but we can't say the same for the Versa Note.
Safety isn't the only way the Fit beats out the Versa Note, it trumps it in reliability, too. J.D. Power and Associates conduct an Initial Quality Study every year and survey new car owners. In that study, Honda was ranked 14th in initial quality while Nissan ranked way below industry average at 20th.
If you're into powerful vehicles, you're better off going with the 2016 Honda Fit, as it goes from zero to 60 in just 9.1 seconds. The Versa Note is an entire 1.2 seconds behind, going from zero to 60 in 10.3 seconds. This could be due to the Fit's greater horsepower (130 vs. 109) and the standard 6-speed manual transmission (Versa Note only has 5-speed available).
Do you like saving money while saving the environment? You can do both with the 2016 Honda Fit! The Fit gets 33 MPG in the city and a whopping 41 MPG on the highway*. The Versa Note? It gets 31 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway*. You know that every mile counts!
It’s obvious that the Fit really outshines the Versa Note when it comes to crossovers in College Station TX. The Fit also offers features that the Versa Note doesn't, like a remote vehicle starting system, telescoping steering wheel, standard power windows and standard rear heat vents. So don't wait any longer, come try out the 2016 Fit at Allen Honda today!
* Based on 2012-2016 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.