Should you buy a hatchback or a sedan

2018 Nissan Versa driving on a highway vs 2018 Nissan Versa Note parked on a beach

What are the differences between a hatchback and a sedan?

When you’re looking for a new vehicle, you might be noticing that there are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to vehicle styles. From the incredibly popular crossover to the heavy-duty truck, most of the time, if you’re looking for a vehicle that fulfills a specific niche, you’ll be able to find what you need fairly quickly. However, if you’re just looking for a vehicle that provides excellent fuel economy and plenty of passenger space, and you don’t want a crossover or SUV, you’ll likely have to choose between a sedan and a hatchback.

One of the biggest differences between a sedan and a hatchback is the appearance. Sedans have four doors and a trunk, while hatchbacks are generally considered to have five doors, with the fifth being the hatch on the back. Many times, if a vehicle has a sedan and a hatchback model, the engine and performance specifications will be the same. When the 2018 Nissan Versa and the 2018 Nissan Versa Note are both equipped with a Xtronic CVT, they share the same horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. While the two models have a lot in common, they also have a couple of differences.

2018 Nissan Versa Cargo hold full of bongo drums

Cargo hold on the 2018 Nissan Versa Note with a large tote and a bag

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Interior Space in the 2018 Nissan Versa vs the 2018 Nissan Versa Note

Drivers who are looking for a vehicle that provides them with a lot of passenger and storage space are going to want to take a closer look at the 2018 Nissan Versa Note, which is the hatchback version of the 2018 Nissan Versa. While the overall passenger volume is fairly similar, with 90 cubic feet in the 2018 Nissan Versa and 94 cubic feet in the 2018 Nissan Versa Note, there is no comparison when it comes to cargo space. The 2018 Nissan Versa Note can accommodate up to 18.8 cubic feet of cargo volume while the 2018 Nissan Versa only has room for 14.9 cubic feet. If you need more room for cargo, the back-row folds down in the hatchback model to increase cargo volume to 38.3 cubic feet.

While the interior space is definitely a benefit to the hatchback style, there are many drivers who find the classic styling of the sedan a better fit for their image. If you’re still undecided as to which style is perfect for you, you can visit Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso, where you can explore the 2018 Nissan Versa and the 2018 Nissan Versa Note. You are also able to schedule a test drive if you want to see how they perform for yourself.

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