2020 Toyota Yaris
Features & Specs
2020 Nissan Versa
11.6 gal
Fuel Capacity
10.8 gal
348 / 452 miles
Fuel Range (city/hwy)
292 / 378 miles
34.4 in.
Rear Leg Room
31.0 in.
Not Available

2020 Toyota Yaris vs 2020 Nissan Versa

Everybody loves a good sedan. After all, sedans are terrific family cars that specialize in fuel efficiency and legroom for small families. Two of the best vehicles in this genre are the 2020 Toyota Yaris and the 2020 Nissan Versa. With the Yaris, you get a fantastic list of available entertainment features plus a ton of advanced safety systems. Meanwhile, the Nissan Versa provides consumers with a smooth ride and ample room. In this article, we are going to compare both of these vehicles and decide which one is best for you!

2020 Toyota Yaris Power & Handling

The engine that Toyota provides for the Yaris is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. The Yaris never feels underpowered and delivers a smooth ride, thanks to a weight reduction. The engine provides drivers with front-wheel drive and either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is standard on the top-line XLE trim. If fuel-efficiency is your main concern, then the Yaris is your best bet as the automatic gets 40 mpg, while the manual gets 39 mpg.

2020 Nissan Versa Power & Handling

The engine for the Versa remains unchanged for 2020 as it continues to be a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The engine puts a focus on fuel economy and reduced emissions with the addition of dual-fuel injectors for each cylinder and a variable cam timing on the intake and exhaust sides. Though even with these improvements, the fuel economy is still less than that of the Yaris. The engine comes with front-wheel drive and either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission.

2020 Toyota Yaris Features & Design

Three trims are available for the Toyota Yaris, and each comes with a handful of features. Starting things off is the L, which comes with power windows and door locks, 6-way-adjustable driver's seat, push-button start, and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. Safety features for the Yaris include six airbags and a low-speed pre-collision system that applies the brakes at speeds of 18 mph or less. Moving up to the LE trim brings keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, rear lip spoiler, and heated exterior mirrors. The top-level Yaris comes with a Leatherette upholstery, leather-trimmed steering wheel, automatic LED headlights, and LED running lights. You also get ain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic climate control. All trims can have the infotainment system upgraded to include navigation, and you also have the option of a center armrest and doorsill protectors.

2020 Nissan Versa Features & Design

All Nissan Versa's come with Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection as well some notable features including power windows, a push-button starter, cruise control, and rear automatic braking. You also get a 7-inch infotainment screen and lane-departure warning that are all available on the base level. The SV and SR take things a step further with 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Nissan's Safety Shield 360, which includes blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic alert. You also get automatic climate control but only on the top-level SR. As for options, there are not many on the Versa, but there is a Convenience package with active cruise control and heated front seats.


It's a close call, but in the end, we are going to give the victory to the 2020 Toyota Yaris. The engine is more powerful and fuel-efficient, and there are more technologically advanced features for the Yaris than the Nissan Versa. The best way to fully experience the Toyota Yaris is to join us here at Lusine Toyota to take a test drive. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is here to answer all your questions and help you with any financial decisions. We have an extensive list of Toyota Yaris's in stock both in our showroom and here on our website! We can't wait to put you behind the wheel of this fantastic sedan.

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