MINI Cooper vs Nissan Versa

2023 MINI Cooper
2023 MINI Cooper
$27,400MSRP
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2023 Nissan Versa
2023 Nissan Versa
$15,980MSRP
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2023 MINI Cooper
$27,400MSRP
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2023 Nissan Versa
$15,980MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$27,400

MSRP

$15,980

Average price

$16,803

Average price

$12,966

Listings

4911

Listings

9526
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

6.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Outdated technology

Reviews Summary

You either join the MINI camp or shake your head “no.” There has never been a middle ground with a MINI. That’s the point—to drive a fun-looking, fun-to-drive small car that’s unlike anything else in the neighborhood. For 2023, the MINI Cooper offers a limited-run Resolute Edition and a few new paint colors. We tested a two-door Hardtop John Cooper Works (JCW) while participating in a rally with more than 700 MINI owners. Maybe next time you’ll join them with your new MINI.

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Reviews Summary

It’s getting hard to find a basic subcompact sedan, but Nissan is keeping the faith.

The Nissan Versa was introduced for the 2007 model year as the automaker’s entry-level model, slotting below the Sentra in the lineup. It was last redesigned for the 2020 model year, and for 2023 it gets a handful of updates, including freshened styling, more available tech features, and a new S Plus Package for the Versa’s base trim level. In addition to the Versa S, the lineup includes SV and SR models; we tested the latter for this review.

Since the Versa has been on sale, the ranks of subcompact cars have thinned considerably. The Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Yaris are no longer sold in the United States. That leaves the Kia Rio and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 as the Versa’s main competitors. But, as is always the case in this market segment, shoppers must also consider whether to buy a new car like the Versa or a potentially better equipped used car for similar money.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

1.5L 134 hp I3

Engine

1.6L 122 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

4

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

Horsepower

122 hp @ 6300 rpm

MPG City

29

MPG City

32

MPG Highway

38

MPG Highway

40
2023 MINI Cooper
2023 MINI Cooper
$27,400MSRP
Overview
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2023 Nissan Versa
2023 Nissan Versa
$15,980MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 MINI Cooper
$27,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Nissan Versa
$15,980MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$27,400
$15,980
Average price
$16,803
$12,966
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.2
Expert reviews

6.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.3 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Manual transmission available
Cons
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
  • Outdated technology
Summary

You either join the MINI camp or shake your head “no.” There has never been a middle ground with a MINI. That’s the point—to drive a fun-looking, fun-to-drive small car that’s unlike anything else in the neighborhood. For 2023, the MINI Cooper offers a limited-run Resolute Edition and a few new paint colors. We tested a two-door Hardtop John Cooper Works (JCW) while participating in a rally with more than 700 MINI owners. Maybe next time you’ll join them with your new MINI.

Search for a MINI Cooper on CarGurus

It’s getting hard to find a basic subcompact sedan, but Nissan is keeping the faith.

The Nissan Versa was introduced for the 2007 model year as the automaker’s entry-level model, slotting below the Sentra in the lineup. It was last redesigned for the 2020 model year, and for 2023 it gets a handful of updates, including freshened styling, more available tech features, and a new S Plus Package for the Versa’s base trim level. In addition to the Versa S, the lineup includes SV and SR models; we tested the latter for this review.

Since the Versa has been on sale, the ranks of subcompact cars have thinned considerably. The Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Yaris are no longer sold in the United States. That leaves the Kia Rio and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 as the Versa’s main competitors. But, as is always the case in this market segment, shoppers must also consider whether to buy a new car like the Versa or a potentially better equipped used car for similar money.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
1.5L 134 hp I3
1.6L 122 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
4
5
Horsepower
134 hp @ 4500 rpm
122 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG City
29
32
MPG Highway
38
40
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