Need roominess and thriftiness? The 2019 Honda Fit and 2019 Nissan Versa Note offer our Rochester area buyers both. Find out which one best suits your family’s wants and needs below.
The 2019 Honda Fit has an interesting look with its unimpeded wedge-like design that flows from front to back. This design works well on the Fit, especially the livelier-looking Sport trim that adds black wheels, ground effects, and orange accents.
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The 2019 Nissan Versa Note also features a wedge-like design but unlike the Fit, the Versa note has a distinct transition from the hood to the windshield. This still provides a sporty look, but it is not as unique-looking as the Fit. Where the Versa Note sets itself apart is its SR trim that includes sportier wheels and ground effects.
The 2019 Honda Fit is significantly smaller than the 2019 Versa Note in length, width, and wheelbase, but it still has more interior room than the Nissan.
|Measurement||2019 Honda Fit||2019 Nissan Versa Note||Difference|
|Length||161.4 inches||163 inches||-1.6 inches|
|Width||67 inches||66.7 inches||+0.3 inches|
|Height||60 inches||60.5 inches||-0.5 inches|
|Wheelbase||99.6 inches||102.4 inches||-2.8 inches|
|Curb weight||2,577 to 2,648 pounds||2.474 pounds to 2,526 pounds||+103 to +122 pounds|
Advantage: 2019 Honda FitSmaller and easier to handleMore modern design
Advantage: 2019 Nissan Versa NoteSporty SR trim
Inside, the 2019 Honda Fit’s cabin is more modern than the Nissan Versa Note with its haptic infotainment buttons and shapelier dash. The Fit also shows off its moderness with its available high-resolution touchscreen and advanced safety features.
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note’s interior is much more dated than the Fit’s with its flat, black look and monotone center-stack bezel. There are some glimmers of creativity with its Z-inspired steering wheel and orange-accented seats, but it is very simple overall. Some may prefer this simpler look, but it will be too simple for some.
The Versa Note gets a leg up with its standard 7-inch touchscreen, but the Fit has better features on the top end, including its high-resolution touchscreen and additional safety features.
Inside, the taller Versa Note has a lot more headroom, but the Fit’s seats are roomier in every other measurement. In cargo space, the Versa Note has more room with the seats up, making it great for hauling the kids and cargo at the same time, but the Fit crushes it in max cargo room.
|Measurement||2019 Honda Fit||2019 Nissan Versa Note||Difference|
|Front headroom||39.5 inches||40.8 inches||-1.3 inches|
|Front legroom||41.4 inches||41.3 inches||+0.1 inches|
|Front shoulder room||54.8 inches||51.7 inches||+3.1 inches|
|Front hip room||51.5 inches||48.5 inches||+3 inches|
|Rear headroom||37.5 inches||38 inches||-0.5 inches|
|Rear legroom||39.3 inches||38.3 inches||+1 inch|
|Rear shoulder room||52.6 inches||51.9 inches||+0.7 inches|
|Rear hip room||45.1 inches||48.8 inches||+5.3 inches|
|Cargo capacity (behind second row)||16.6 cubic feet||18.8 cubic feet||-2.2 cubic feet|
|Cargo capacity (second row folded)||52.7 cubic feet||38.3 cubic feet||+14.4 cubic feet|
Advantage: 2019 Honda FitMore modern-looking cabinMore optional safety featuresTons more rear-seat roomMore max cargo room
Advantage: 2019 Nissan Versa NoteAdditional headroomMore cargo room with the seats upSporty orange accents and faux-suede seats
The 2019 Honda Fit and the 2019 Nissan Versa Note are far from performance cars, and that’s just fine. They are supposed to be efficient, not fast. The 2019 Fit comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 128 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. This routes through a standard six-speed manual of optional CVT for an 8.2-second run to 60 mph.
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note is even less powerful with its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing just 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. This travels through a continuously variable transmission and out to the front wheels for an exhausting 9.9-second stroll to 60 mph.
While they struggle with performance, these models excel in fuel economy.
|2019 Honda Fit||2019 Nissan Versa Note||Difference|
|Engine||1.5-liter 4-cylinder||1.6-liter 4-cyl|
|Horsepower||128 to 130 hp at 6,600 rpm||109 hp at 6,000 rpm||+19 hp|
|Torque||113 to 114 lb-ft at 4,600 rpm||107 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm||+6 lb ft|
|Standard transmission||6-spd manual||CVT|
|0-60 time||8.2 seconds||9.9 seconds||-1.7 seconds|
|MPG City||29 to 33 mpg||31 mpg||-2 to +2 mpg|
|MPG Highway||36 to 40 mpg||39 mpg||-3 to +1 mpg|
|MPG Combined||31 to 36 mpg||34 mpg||-3 to +2 mpg|
Advantage: 2019 Honda FitBetter top-end fuel economyMore powerful engineAvailable six-speed transmissionQuicker to 60 mph
Advantage: 2019 Nissan Versa NoteBetter base fuel economy
Pricing and Features
There are four trims that make up the 2019 Honda Fit lineup: LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. Their starting prices range from $16,190 to $20,520.
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note comes in a trio of trims: S, SV, and SL. Their starting prices range from $15,650 to $18,360.
2019 Honda Fit Key Features and Pricing by Trim
LX: $16,1901.5-liter four-cylinder engineSix-speed manual transmissionEco-Assist SystemHill-start assistElectric power steeringFour-wheel disc brakesBrake assist15-inch steel wheels with hub capsTwo-speed intermittent windshield wipersBody-color side-view mirrorsSecurity system with remote keyless entryHalogen headlights with auto-on/offBody-color roofline spoilerLED brake lightsIntermittent rear wiperBody-color door handlesPower windows with auto-up/down driver’s sidePower door locksCruise controlCenter-console armrest with storageFront and center 12-volt power outletsCargo-area lightSteering-wheel-mounted controls60/40 split-folding Magic Seat second row160-watt, four-speaker audio system5-inch color LCD screenBluetooth connectivity with audio streaming1.0-amp USB audio interfaceMulti-angle rearview camera
Sport: $17,500All LX features, plus16-inch black alloy wheelsFog lightsFront underbody spoiler and rear diffuser with orange accentsSide underbody spoilersChrome exhaust tipLeather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob1.5-amp front USB port180-watt, six-speaker audio system7-inch high-resolution touchscreenApple CarPlayAndroid AutoHondaLinkPandoraSMS text message function
EX: $18,160All LX features, plus16-inch machine-finished alloy wheels with black insertsFog lightsMoonroofSmart entry with walk-away auto lockVariable-intermittent windshield wipersKeyless ignitionCargo-area tie-down anchorsFloor mats1.5-amp front USB port180-watt, six-speaker audio systemApple CarPlayAndroid AutoHondaLinkPandora radioSMS text messagingSiriusXM7-inch high-resolution touchscreenForward collision warningLane-departure warningAutomatic emergency brakingRoad-departure mitigationLane-keep assistAdaptive cruise controlAutomatic high-beam, headlightsBlind-spot camera
EX-L: $20,520All EX features, plusContinuously variable transmissionHeated mirrors with integrated turn signalsLeather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifterLeather seatingHeated front seats
2019 Nissan Versa Note Key Features and Pricing by Trim
S: $15,6501.6-liter four-cylinder engineContinuously variable transmissionFront-wheel driveFront disc and rear drum brakesBrake assistSpeed-sensitive electric power steering15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps Multireflector halogen headlightsAerodynamic taillightsPower mirrorsActive grille shutters7-inch touchscreenSiri Eyes FreeHands-free text messagingBluetooth connectivity with streaming audioAir conditioningTilt steering wheelVariable-intermittent windshield wipersIntermittent rear wipersCargo area lightDigital clock12-volt power outletFour-way manual driver’s seat60/40 split-folding rear seatCloth seatSilver-accented on dash and ventsAM/FM four-speaker audio systemUSB portSteering-wheel-mounted controlsRearview camera
SV: $16,550Upgraded gaugesRemote keyless entryPower door locksPower windows with one-touch-down driver’s ideCruise controlDivide-N-Hide adjustable floorVanity mirrorsSecondary 12-volt power outletSix-way manual driversDriver’s seat armrestUpgraded cloth seatsCloth door trimLeather-wrapped steering wheelSilver accents on shifter surroundChrome inside door handles
SR: $18,36016-inch five-split-spoke aluminum-alloy wheelsSport side sillsFog lightsMirror-integrated LED turn signalsRear roof spoilerNissanConnect 7-inch touchscreen displayApple CarPlayAndroid AutoNissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignitionSynthetic suede seat trim with orange accentsZ-inspired sport steering wheelPiano black trimSiriusXM radioEasy-fill tire alertNissan vehicle immobilizer system
Who Should Buy the 2019 Honda Fit?
The 2019 Fit, with its addition tech features and more modern look, suits the younger crowd better. Plus, it delivers significantly better straight-line performance without a fuel economy penalty.
Who Should Buy the 2019 Nissan Versa Note?
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note is great for a buyer who often hauls the kiddos and cargo at the same time. For example, a parent who also coaches their kid’s team may find this extra base cargo room a benefit.
Head down to Garber Honda in Rochester, New York today to test drive the 2019 Honda Fit and check out its roomy cabin. Can’t make it to our Pittsford area showroom today? Navigate to our online inventory and see our in-stock 2019 Fit models available in the Fairport area. Once you choose the 2019 Fit that suits your needs, you can schedule to test drive at our Rochester area dealer.
*29 city / 36 highway / 31 combined MPG rating for LX, Sport and EX 6MT trims. 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined MPG rating for LX CVT trim 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT, EX CVT and EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.