Finding an Ultra-Sharp Commuter Sedan Geared Around You

Finding an Ultra-Sharp Commuter Sedan Geared around You

2020 Nissan Versa vs 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Red 2021 Nissan Versa parked

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Nissan Versa S

nissan versa

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.6L 4-Cylinder

122 hp @ 6,000 rpm

114 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION

5-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

27/35

STARTING MSRP

$14,830

Hyundai Elantra SE

hyundai elantra se

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L 4-Cylinder

147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Intelligent Variable Transmission

DRIVETRAIN

Front Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

31/41

STARTING MSRP

$18,950

Going All-In: Savvy and Sleek Design Meets Compact Framing

Refined design comes to life in the 2020 Nissan Versa with its aggressive and compact stance, letting the world know this sedan’s always ready for a fun drive. Plus, from front to back, you’ll find smooth curves and contours to draw in looks without effort. Even the grille packs a chrome touch that’s regal and powerful with the iconic Nissan V-Motion Design—move to the rear, and the smooth looks continue with a carbon-fiber-inspired rear diffuser and an available spoiler for an athletic edge when you hit the road.

Step inside, and you’ll find a drive that’s action-packed and practical for the ultimate driving experience. Curious if other sharp sedans can keep pace? Today, we’ll take a look at the 2020 Nissan Versa vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra to see which can meet up with your commuting and adventuring needs best. Also, don’t forget to stop by Flagstaff Nissan to test drive the 2020 Nissan Versa and feel the exhilarating cruising experience for yourself.

Taking a Drive at Your Pace—Swift, Responsive, AND Practical

When you take command of the 2020 Nissan Versa, you’ll have a 1.6L 4-cylinder motor working under your hood, supplying you with 122 horsepower and 114 lb-ft torque to help you get up and moving with ease—perfect for making a quick turn, merging into a tight spot on the highway, or even passing Sunday drivers when you’re in a rush to get to your destination. You’ll also have a choice between a CVT gearbox or a 5-speed manual transmission to let you cruise in your style—whether you like full control or you want your Nissan making those precise shifts for you. Opt for the available CVT transmission, and you’ll even cruise with EPA-estimated 32 city/40 highway mpg, which helps you commute through the week or even make a road trip without constant gas station stops hindering your riding experience.

By comparison, the Hyundai Elantra also offers a fun and nimble drive with a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder motor that’s ready to help you cruise around Cottonwood and nearby areas with ease. However, unlike the 2020 Versa, you won’t have an option for a manual transmission, which takes some of the fun out of driving if you prefer the personalized and controlled feel of tapping a clutch while moving through gears with precision. Also, with the Intelligent Variable Transmission (a CVT gearbox), you’ll cruise with up to EPA-estimated 31 city mpg, which is 1 mpg less than the Nissan model—and that fuel efficiency adds up fast as you commute throughout the week.

An Interior Even Your Passengers Can Enjoy

Step inside the 2020 Nissan Versa, and you’ll have a cabin ready to cater to five drivers with luxury features like available heated seats and upscale design accents like chrome interior handles, which adds a contemporary vibe to your drives. Also, you’ll have 44.5 inches of front legroom, which helps you and your passengers kick back and stretch out with ease while you enjoy a ride without feeling cramped in your seat. Move to the trunk, and you’ll also find massive amounts of room with 15 cubic feet of cargo space, helping you fit golf clubs, gym bags, backpacks, work supplies, and much more.

For connecting to your entertainment, the 2020 Nissan Versa also syncs you to a standard 7-inch touchscreen display featuring available NissanConnect® with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™; so that you can listen to your favorite playlists from your smartphone while also loading many of your favorite navigation and music streaming apps.

When you ride in the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, you’ll also find an inviting interior with features like available heated seats waiting to comfort you on cool winter evenings. However, with 42.2 inches of front legroom, many of your passengers will have some wiggle room, but it’s not near the space you’ll find in the Nissan Versa model’s front seats. Also, you’ll only have 14.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which offers less room for fitting your equipment, luggage, bags, and more. For your tech, you’ll have a 5-inch display without touchscreen functionality—instead, you’ll need to upgrade to the available 7-inch display for touch features, giving the 2020 Nissan Versa an Edge for the interior.

2020 Nissan Versa interior

Which Ride Offers a New “Standard” in Safety?

Ride with safety by your side in the 2020 Nissan Versa with standard features like Lane Departure Warning coming standard and letting you know when you accidentally merge out of your lane to help you avoid cutting off other drivers or even assist in averting a side collision.

Meanwhile, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection looks out for cars and people ahead, and even helps you stop at city speeds when an accident is imminent to help you mitigate (or even avoid) fender benders. Even when you’re in reverse, Rear Automatic Braking is ready to help you stop when you try to leave crowded parking lots or driveways when cars roll up from either side at hard to see angles.

For safety, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra also equips you with standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist to help you avoid frontal-accidents like the Nissan Versa. However, keep in mind the Hyundai model only offers systems like Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning as available features—meaning you won’t find them in every model. Thus, the 2020 Nissan Versa wins for safety by bringing practical safety features across all models and trims.

Where You Can Find the Ultimate Commuter in Flagstaff

Ready to head to the office or the other end of the state in a responsive sedan that’s safe, sleek, and fun to drive? Head to Flagstaff Nissan today and test drive the 2020 Nissan Versa to see how this compact ride can enhance your daily drives.

Is there a specific feature or trim you want? Let our team know, and we’ll work our hardest to find a 2020 Nissan Versa for sale that’s geared to your tastes—it’s how we assist you as your local Nissan dealership.